DE Forest Service holds 19th fire camp this weekend

By Kelli Steele 8:39am, April 25, 2014
The state Forest Service will hold its 19th Annual Fire Camp, an intensive one-day seminar to train volunteers in wildland firefighting this weekend.

"Fire Camp" marks the capstone of the Delaware Forest Service's annual training cycle to ready its wildland firefighters for the upcoming summer fire season.

The one-day course serves as a necessary prerequisite for firefighters to achieve yearly "red-card" certification from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group to serve on out-of-state wildfire assignments.

Delaware's crew is a well-regarded unit that has seen regular action battling blazes in the western United States since 1998.

"Fire Camp" will be held on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Redden State Forest in Georgetown.

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