UT Firefighters Train on Wildland Firefighting Operations

Firefighters from multiple fire departments in southwest Utah took part in training evolutions Saturday on wildland-urban interface operations.

A report and video from stgnews.com (http://bit.ly/ZnJ7iY) detailed the training, which was designed to ready firefighters for the impending wildfire season. An estimated 120 firefighters took part in the inter-agency training, which is hosted through the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and was been funded through a federal grant program.

View a video of the training below, and visit http://bit.ly/ZnJ7iY for more info.

Last year's fire season took a heavy toll on Western states, with historic fires taking place in both Colorado and New Mexico. For more on training for firefighting in the wildland-urban interface, consider Anchor and Hold Water Delivery Evolutions for Wildland-Urban Interface Firefighting Operations, Wildland Urban Interface: Ensuring the "Defensibility" of Defensible Space, and THE WILDLAND INTERFACE: IMPACT ON LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

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