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Post Hosts Firefighting Academy

FORT SILL, Okla. (March 5, 2015) -- For the first time, the Installation Management Command taught a Basic Wildland Firefighter Academy Feb. 23-27, at Fort Sill.

About 35 Army and Air Force civilian firefighters, natural resources specialists and environmentalists attended the joint training. Participants came from forts Sill, Jackson, Drum and Bliss, White Sands Missile Range, and Sheppard and Tinker Air Force bases.

The students learned about safety and personal protective equipment, fire behavior and its associated weather, and basic wildland firefighter skills and responsibilities with classroom and practical instruction, said Mike Lee, Colorado State University contract instructor.... Read More »