Firefighter Safety

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

A combination of things went wrong in the Arizona fire.

And although the possibility of this happening in the Wiregrass is slim, emergency agencies are taking precautions.

Equipment like the fire shelters the 19 firefighters wrapped themselves in a last ditch effort to escape the blaze are brought to every fire.

As well as thin fire suits.
Which are light enough not to exhaust firefighters but still keep the heat out.

But local firefighters will also be discussing what they can do to stay safe.

"Well locally and especially here we will talk about it at our next monthly meeting we will definitely talk about it to make sure we come home safe at the end of the night," said Jusin Bowley, Fire Chief Wicksburg volunteer department.

Local firefighters go through classroom and practical training where they work with prescribed and controlled burns.

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