With helmets, face mask, and firefighter attire, a team from a Madera County fire station faced off with a less experienced, but determined squad from Warnock Foods. At the drop of a flag and the shout of “go” from announcer Jim Massetti the teams turned on their fire hoses and aimed the strong blast of water against a metal barrel centered on a cable. The spray went in every direction as the teams tried to push the drum toward their opponent’s goal and victory.
Through the spray and mist, Don Warnock cheered on his team with a backdrop of nearly 20 fire trucks, ranging from one of Madera’s first engines, a 1923 La France, to a modern pumper.
“You won’t see a display like this very often,” said Warnock.
It was all part of a day of family entertainment at the annual Madera County Historical Firefighters’ Muster on Saturday at Lions Town and Country Park...