Multi-Agency Wildland Fire Training on Reservoir Hill -- 6-18-20

Roseburg Fire Dept.

The City of Roseburg Fire Department, in conjunction with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District #2, will be actively engaging in wildland fire training exercises on Reservoir Hill on June 22, 24, and 26, 2020.  During the training exercises, two specific portions of the hill will be used for training to include live burning that will occur twice per day.  The training locations are designed to stay on City owned property.  Training will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day. 

The training objectives will include refresher training on wildland firefighting tactics in conjunction with local fire agencies, continued training on command and control procedures for multi-unit incident response, and eliminating fuels in an effort to minimize the threat of an uncontrolled burn in the area.  This training opportunity provides the ability to not only train together, but also to improve the effectiveness of interoperability between multiple agencies.

As always, safety will be the number one priority for personnel participating in the training.  The City of Roseburg Fire Department would like to thank the City of Roseburg Police Department, Community Development Department, and Public Works Department for providing additional assistance.  Media wishing to interview a Public Information Officer or take pictures during the training are encouraged to contact Staff Assistant Amy Rice at 541.492.6727 or to coordinate an allotted time with a Public Information Officer at the training site.

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