From Training Grounds to Frontline Duty: Empowering Diversity in Alaska’s Wildfire Response

  • Source: Alaska Wildland Fire Information
  • Published: 05/14/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: As the 2024 Intermediate Wildfire Academy drew to a close with graduation on Mother’s Day, twenty eight cadets emerged equipped with invaluable skills to address Alaska’s dual challenge of fuels reduction and wildfire management. With DOF’s hazard fuel mitigation program ramping up, these cadets are now prepared to take on essential roles in upcoming fuel break projects across the state. These projects are crucial for creating defensible space around communities and minimizing the severity of wildfires. Additionally, the cadets are ready to confront the reality of Alaska’s wildfire season, where even in an average year, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of acres are impacted by human or naturally caused wildfires.


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