Volunteers train to fight wildfire
October 1, 2020
Volunteer fire fighters from across Crook County – as well as a few homeowners – trained to recognize and fight rural fires in a five-hour class Saturday morning.
The training included situational awareness; how to recognize elements of ingress and egress to ensure survivability for one lane roads, properties and structures; “drafting” water from a portable canvas tank, filling several different types of fire mitigation vehicles; how to utilize a particular type of nozzle to add foam to water to help smother flame; and how to dig “hand lines” to turn fire.
Twenty five volunteers...