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Metro Fire tests parking structure fire procedures

Firefighters Jake Bartlett and Gabriel Gomez carry fire hoses down from the top level of the American River College parking structure on Sept. 17, 2019. Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 ran drills testing the structure’s standpipe water system, which they would use in the event of a fire within the parking garage. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

September 19, 2019

Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 visited American River College  morning to practice emergency procedures and test the standpipe water system in the ARC parking structure.  Because fire engines are too large to drive into the garage, Captain Matt Owston said the parking structu...

Los Rios campuses closed due to unhealthy air quality

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Jennah Booth and Tracy Holmes

November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Wednesday that classes across all Los Rios colleges are cancelled through the rest of the week, effective immediately, due to poor regional air quality conditions. According t...

Breaking News: Fire on trail behind campus extinguished

Metro firefighters contain an estimated 50 square foot fire that started from unknown causes near the trail that runs by the American River College campus on Oct. 13. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

October 13, 2018

A fire of unknown causes started behind the trail that runs behind the American River College campus on Saturday. Los Rios Police officers Andrew Simon and Greg Anderson were alerted to the fire after noticing the smoke above the trees. They contacted the Metro Fire Department and the Sacramento ...

LRPD refuses to talk to the Current about campus safety

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

December 5, 2017

The Current recently set out to write an article on campus safety. The intention was to provide students with a detailed layout of different emergency procedures in the event of an active shooter, earthquake, fire, flood, etc., and to remedy some of the questions and conflicting information. After reaching ...

College hour discusses how to be prepared for wildfires

Fire Science Professor Al Iannone shows a slide showing wildfires during a school College Hour that mainly covered prepaining for wildland fires on Sept. 3, 2015. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

September 15, 2015

With the drought in California being so serious the threat of wildfires has increased, on Thursday Sept. 3 at American River College in Raef Hall room 160, fire science professor Al Lannone presented “Preplanning for a Wildland Fire.” “The reason we had this college hour was because it was t...

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