Shasta County: U.S. Forest Service holds training for incoming fire investigators

  • Source: KRCR-TV ABC 7 & KCVU-TV Fox 20
  • Published: 06/07/2018 09:41 PM

The U.S. Forest Service held it's yearly training exercise on Thursday, in the City of Shasta Lake for incoming fire law enforcement and investigators. Fire Prevention Technician for the U.S. Forest Service, Patrick Callahan said field exercise preparation burn training helps to find out the origin and causes of wildfires, during fire season. "We're running a, what you call, a FI-210 class. It's a wild-land fire origin and cause basically fire investigation," Callahan said. "We just completed ignition on a number of small spots here for the students; kind of planted some evidence out there and then they'll be looking for different types of markings and deposits of soot and the way the grass falls and different things like that, which they should be able to use their scientific methodology to work their way back to the actual fire origin and then determine the fire and the cause of the fire."


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