Speech to Text for Prescribed burn training under way in Ashland
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locally and ays, "today i'm at emigrant lake in ashland and these firefighters are from all over the world. they are learning different wildfire techniques. today they are learning how to pull water from lakes and rivers up to hoses to help fight wildfires." nats of water water is pumping out of emigrant lake. and into hoses for training. nats the water is not being used for fires today ... however that could change in a couple of days. this training is called trex or ashland prescribed fire training exchange. it's a two week program that teaches firefighters about prescribed burns. how to do them and the importance of them. chris chambers a division chief from ashland fire and rescue so each of the task they are doing behind us with water is a task they could get signed off in their training book and they kick that back to the place they work. these firefighters are from local departments, federal, private and some are even tribal members. chambers says each one has the same goal no matter where they come from. coming up tonight on newswatch 12 at 6 i spoke to a firefighter from canada. i'll tell you why he came to southern oregon for this program. in ashland leah thompson newswatch 12. the firefighters will be doing