CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is conducting an annual Emergency Vehicle Operating Training (EVOT) on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Avocado Lake in Fresno County between 8:30 am. and 5 p.m.
The objective of this exercise is to provide training for safe and effective use of red lights and sirens and amber emergency lights for the upcoming fire season.
The Sierra National Forest plans to accomplish this by referencing the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard contained in NFPA 1451 and NFPA 1002 as guidance for the program management training and certification of wildland fire emergency vehicles.
This annual Forest training for emergency vehicles operators involves the use of various classes of vehicles using the red lights and sirens.
The training is part of a course required for the Forest Service and other fire personnel from partnering agencies to maintain qualifications.
The areas surrounding Avocado Lake can expect to hear sirens and air horns off and on throughout the day, during the hours identified.
For questions and concerns about the training, the public may contact the Sierra National Forest at 559-297-0706 or the Trimmer work center at, 855-8321 ext. 3419.
Avocado Lake is located east of Clovis and southwest of Pine Flat Reservoir. Click here for map.