Medford Fire and Rescue continues training for wildfires

Medford Fire and Rescue continues training for wildfires

Posted: Jun 25, 2019 6:21 PM
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 6:21 PM

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ys, "i'm in medford and behind me this is medford fire and rescue. they are on their second day of wildfire training. right now they are learning about drafting water. this is important for wildfires if they go to one where there is not a local source of water or if they are in a rural area that doesn't have any fire hydrants." nat of water water was shooting out of fire hoses at pretend fires this afternoon. nats of firefighters medford fire and rescue wants to make sure each one of their firefighters is ready for a wildfire. graham 27:18 practice always makes perfect and we always do it early on so that we're not behind the a ball when it comes to be deep into fire season. 36:11 each fire station in medford had to do different tasks. some worked on perfecting the use of fire shelters -- which are used to protect fire fighters if they get stuck inside a fire. others practiced drafting water. this is how firefighters get enough water to fight a fire. and of course -- they practiced fighting a fire. graham 59:57 we did a wildland refresher training. so we simulated that 00:00 a fire was running up the hill behind us in the tall grass. and then threatening structures above it. 07:10 you can see there is a team of two firefighters here doing that simulation. the goal is for the firefighters to problem solve. and do it quickly. graham 37:00 so we get a little bit of practice now so when the real thing happens, we're ready to go, we have that muscle memory, working as a team. this team this is not the
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