|2008 Telegraph Fire|
Most years wildfires occur in Siskiyou County. Because fires don’t recognize land or agency boundaries it is crucial that responders from all agencies work together taking an “all lands” approach to battle wildfires. As the past several years have proven, this training event is critical to getting all responders together to train as one unit so they are better equipped to fight fires as a team.
The training event, located at the College of the Siskiyou’s (COS) in Weed, is divided into six different venues where interagency strike teams utilize fire equipment. The evolutions will consist of Fire Shelter Use and Vehicle Safety Inspections, Establishing a Water Supply, Progressive Hose Lays, Constructing Hand Line, Dozer Safety and Wildland Urban Interface Tactics.
For this training lights and sirens will not be used. If you see emergency equipment traveling with their lights and sirens on, it is a true emergency and not part of the Eric Hall Memorial Interagency Drill. During the drill firefighters and fire equipment will be out on the roadways working so please be cautious.
The event begins with a morning briefing that will be held at COS at 7:00 A.M. and ends with an evening briefing at 5:00 P.M. Members of the public are encouraged to stop by. There will be an Information Officer available to answer questions from the media or residents.
|Current as of||6/20/2014 10:42:33 AM|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 21st, 2014 approx. 07:00 AM|
|Location||College of the Siskiyou's|
|Incident Commander||Bravo And Guzman|
|Incident Description||Fire Refresher Training|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday June 22nd, 2014 approx. 04:00 PM|
Conduct Training Exercises
Conduct all exercices for maximum learning potenial.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main Street
Yreka, CA 96097
Photo Credit: Firewise Madera County