Bernalillo County Firefighters get ready for wildfire season

  • Source: kob 4
  • Published: 02/10/2018 07:22 PM

It may still be winter, but firefighters in Bernalillo County are already stepping up their wildfire training. Saturday was a red-flag warning day, which is uncommon in February. It's been a very warm and dry winter, meaning there could be a lot more work this fire season. Every year, the National Wildland Coordinating Group requires wildland firefighters to go through refresher training. "Cover current hazards, things that have happened in the last season, and practice fire shelter deployments in the event of an emergency," Lt. Susan Powers, wildland fire coordinator. More than 200 Bernalillo County firefighters suited up and practiced, so they're prepared when fire season comes along.


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