Maggie Beck / Union Democrat
After a live fire training exercise Columbia College Fire Academy student John Gilbert (left) has his vitals checked by Twain Harte Area CERT team leader Carol Hallett (center) and Allan Hancock (right).
Alex MacLean / Union Democrat
William DeBenedictis, a Tuolumne City Sanitary District board member, Tony Krieg, a Tuolumne Fire District board member, and John Feriani, a TCSD board member sit on the exploratory committee that’s looking into the idea of merging the five special districts in the township.
Jason Cowan / Union Democrat
Mindy Watson, 11 (left), chaperones Butte Fire victim David Tarabochia on a shopping spree Tuesday at the headquarters for The Hive: A Butte Fire Recovery Center, in San Andreas.