Firefighters train in Clark County ahead of expected challenging fire season

  • Source: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
  • Published: 05/06/2024 10:49 PM

VIDEO: U.S. Forest Service firefighters are busy training for the upcoming wildfire season. Up at Cold Creek, the firefighters are doing what is called the “Critical 80.” “That’s the first two weeks or training, talk about different scenarios, conduct hose lay drills and learn how to use tools,” said firefighter Nicholas Rupp. The firefighters work in teams to conduct different exercises such as a mobile attack where they hose down hot spots as a firetruck containing their water supply follows close behind. Brock Eskildsen has been a firefighter for three years. “We love what we do,” he said. In his years with the U.S. Forest Service he has been deployed in Nevada, California and Utah. He says he expects it to be a challenging fire season this year.


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