David Nickell thumbed over a picture of yellow-orange flames on his cellular phone. The morning pipeline explosion from numerous months earlier was among the more memorable days in a task full of them.
We`ve got great deals of little fireballs out here, stated Nickell, La Salle County's Assistant Fire Chief, as three of his guys took a fast break to devour on breakfast tacos.
The day-to-day grind for his cross-trained group of firefighters and lifesaver can be as difficult as it is unpredictable in a neighborhood of brush land and oil wells. In an instant, one responder might shift from having the tendency to a baby in an incubator to fighting a brushfire or responding to a turned-over tanker truck.The previous three years have actually been, if anything, even more of a whirlwind for La Salle County.