Wildland Fire Fighters Gear Up At Camp Guernsey
Two weeks of wild land fire fighter training at Camp Guernsey just wrapped up and should prep responders for what’s looking to be a dry summer.
According to a Wyoming National Guard release the Rocky Mountain Engine Academy hosted regional firefighters from the U.S Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management offering classroom space and training ranges.
Jason Virtue, the academy’s incident commander, says Camp Guernsey had what they needed.
“Seems like a lot of the training that we do is derived from the military. So it’s a good fit for our fire fighters, to see where it comes from and be able to apply it.”
A second inter-agency wild land fire training course takes place in June.
Entitled WYOFIRE it’s a hands-on training that focuses on all aspects of the Incident Command System, incident management, fire suppression and prevention.