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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest prepares for 2018 fire season

KAMIAH, Idaho - Over 200 skilled firefighters, representing seven fire management units from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, attended an all-forest Preparedness event, to get ready for the 2018 fire season.

The forest is currently staffed with approximately 260 highly trained firefighting personnel including hand crews, engine modules, two helitack crews, 30 smokejumpers, a Wildland Use Fire Module, and a variety of other support staff.

Firefighters representing their units participated in a variety of event stations including a Mobile Attack Station, Aviation / Helitack Station, and Medical Extraction/Emergency Station among others.

The Grangeville Smokejumpers also hosted their annual refresher.  Approximately 40 jumpers from multiple locations including Missoula, McCall, and West Yellowstone participated in the refresher.  

Wondering what the fire year may bring? Predictive Services recently released their wildland fire predictions for June – September. Read the report here.


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