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June 27, 2019

Wildland Firefighter Training

Summer has arrived, with fire season right on its tails—and the memory of last year’s destructive wildfires aren’t far from the collective minds of various state and federal agencies tasked with preventing and responding to Oregon wildfires.

Last week, 58 students from various agencies received several days of training organized by the Central Oregon Fire Management Service to become qualified wildland firefighters. In addition to in-class training that focused on communication and team-building skills, the students spent June 20 training in a live fire exercise just south of Sisters. We tagged along.
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Keely Damara
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