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Fire Agencies Train as One for Wildfires

Fire TrainingTALENT, Ore. — For the next three days, various fire departments across the Rogue valley are training together.

Fire crews are training as a task force that goes out on emergency wild fires. Their training includes structure protection, hose pack use, and mobile attacks. They say communication is a key element in the training especially because they have a limited number of resources.

“You’re not always going to have a fire engines sitting in your driveway  but what they are going to do is save the savable homes and be able to communicate in this case… with a task force leader…resource needs and i can communicate that and we can request more,” said Medford Fire Rescue Chief Erin Sawall.

Fire crews are expecting more fires than usual this year due to the dry weather forecast. The training will finish up on Friday.