Six Rivers challenges driver skills

EUREKA, Calif. – Six Rivers National Forest fire management employees will test their emergency driving skills in every vehicle they want to be qualified to drive—from pickup trucks and crew buggies, to utility vehicles and various sizes of fire engines. These “behind-the-wheel” scenarios are a follow up to classroom discussions.

Who:  Six Rivers National Forest fire management employees

What:  Driving skill challenges

When:  Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9AM to noon

Where:  Samoa Dragstrip

Why:  Ensure US Forest Service personnel driving in emergencies meet national standards to ensure their safety and the safety of the public.

Contact:  Thomas Stokesberry, Engine 341 Captain, (707) 362-5229

Obstacle courses will be set up for various scenarios simulating driving in urban, highway and forest settings. Role-playing, traffic lights, construction-site simulation, and red lights and sirens will all be part of the challenge.