Wildland Fire Training at Williams Ranger District

Release Date: Apr 28, 2012  

Contact(s): Punky Moore, Fire Information Officer, 928-635-5653

Personnel from the Wildland Fire Advisory Council (WFAC) will spend the day together Saturday, May 5 practicing wildland firefighting techniques and testing equipment to be prepared before incidents occur.

The training day will include scenarios such as wildland fire with hoselay and equipment capability and compatibility. The groups will rotate through the stations and receive instructions from leaders to work together to accomplish their specific tasks safely and proficiently. Members of WFAC represent several local, state and federal agencies responsible for emergency response in northern Arizona.

Dave Pearce, Incident Commander for the training comments, “Our objective is to plan ahead before emergencies happen. It is a good opportunity to get to know each other and identify problems, issues and concerns so when there is an emergency that requires a multi-agency response, we can take action professionally and efficiently.”