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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Siskiyou County Interagency Wildland Fire Drill (COS) in Weed

Siskiyou County Interagency Wildland Fire Drill
2008 Telegraph Fire
 Firefighters from numerous Siskiyou County firefighting agencies will participate in a two day exercise designed to promote interagency coordination on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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.

Basic Information

Current as of6/20/2014 10:42:33 AM
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseTraining Exercice
Date of OriginSaturday June 21st, 2014 approx. 07:00 AM
LocationCollege of the Siskiyou's
Incident CommanderBravo And Guzman
Incident DescriptionFire Refresher Training

Current Situation

Total Personnel100
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday June 22nd, 2014 approx. 04:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Timber/Timber Understory
Significant Events
Conduct Training Exercises


Planned Actions
Conduct all exercices for maximum learning potenial.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hour:
24 hour:
48 hour:
72 hour:

Current Weather

Weather Concerns
High Temps

Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main Street
Yreka, CA 96097

Photo Credit: Firewise Madera County

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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