More than 40 islanders receive instruction in onboard firefighting, proper flare use
May 21, 2009 · 11:44 AM
As part of National Safe Boating Week, the Friday Harbor Power Squadron, along with the Friday Harbor Fire Department and West Marine, held its fourth annual Flare Shoot at Jackson's Beach on May 17.
More than 40 islanders participated in hands-on demonstrations for putting out on-board fires and the proper use of flare guns and hand-held flares.
At right: Top photo, West Marine Assistant Manager Russell Sadler demonstrates a smoke flare. Second photo, Paul Spencer and Ruben Delay practice with flare pistols. Third photo, Fire Department Training Officer Frank Chaffee instructs Vonnie Allen in dowsing a fire. Bottom photo, islanders and safety officers discuss proper flare use.