Fox Valley Tech Talks Wildfires, Training Students to Fight Them

  • Source: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay
  • Published: 11/12/2018 08:51 PM

VIDEO: Students at Fox Valley Technical College are getting some hands-on fire training. The college's wildland fire program gives fire-fighting hopefuls the skills they need to take on fires like the ones in California. None of the current students will be going to fight the fires in California, but once they complete the program they'll certainly be able to. Students like like Pautz are burning to fight a fire. "We go out, we do controlled burns, we go throughout the northeast region, we burn prairie grass that needs fire," says wildland fire and natural resources instructor John Kellerman. "And also just exposing them to as many different pieces of equipment as we can." Fox Valley Tech had students helping fight wildfires on the west coast earlier in the year, but have since returned.


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