Canadian firefighters prepare to fight Wash. wildfires

Canadian firefighters prepare to fight Wash. wildfires

Credit: DNR/Bryan Flint

Washington received over 100 firefighters from Canada to help suppress the wildfires. these firefighters attended a brief orientation from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The Canadian firefighters come well-trained to fight wildland fires, however, they had to complete a fire shelter training test in order to fight fire in the United States.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 17 at 4:58 PM

Washington received over 100 firefighters from Canada to help suppress the wildfires. these firefighters attended a brief orientation from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The Canadian firefighters come well-trained to fight wildland fires, however, they had to complete a fire shelter training test in order to fight fire in the United States.

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