Interagency wildland drill held in Oracle

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

San Manuel Miner

Close to 200 firefighters from Southern Arizona participated in a series of training exercises in Oracle last week. The training was utilized to prepare firefighters for the upcoming wildfire season. The exercise was hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Forestry Division, and several local fire agencies from Pima and Pinal Counties. These included the Northwest Fire District, Eloy Fire District, Golder Ranch Fire District, Pinal Rural Fire Department and the Oracle Fire Department.

Wildland members from the Pima and Pinal County Wildland Team from the Southeast Zone took part in the exercise. These are the firefighters that would respond to the Oracle area if there was a wildfire. The drill exercises provided wildland firefighters refresher and certification training which included chainsaw use; deployment of emergency fire shelters; wildland/urban interface triage; and deployment of sprinkler systems and drafting operations.

Michelle Fidler, public information officer said the drill allows the firefighters to get to know each other, strengthen their relationships, and to learn more about the terrain of the area. They also familiarize themselves with different locations in Oracle. The interagency training comes at a time when fire conditions are high due to the warm winter and low rainfall this year.

John Hernandez (204 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    DPS Investigating Fatal Head-On Collision on State Route 77 north of Mammoth

    January 31st, 2015
    by

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 – DPS officers are investigating a two-vehicle, head-on collision which occurred yesterday morning at milepost 123 on State Route 77 north of Mammoth.


    Redhawk Announces Work Program with Anglo American on Copper Creek Project

    January 29th, 2015
    by

    Vancouver- Redhawk Resources, Inc. (“Redhawk” or the “Company”) (TSX: RDK, FSE: QF7) is pleased to provide an update with respect […]


    Junior high regional wrestling tourney held in San Manuel

    January 27th, 2015
    by

    San Manuel Miner On Wednesday, Jan. 21 the Central Junior High League Wrestling Championships were held at the San Manuel High School gym.


    Miner Sports Update

    January 27th, 2015
    by

    Boys’ basketball – The Miners split two games last week, defeating visiting Arete Prep last Tuesday, 45 – 37, before losing at Globe last Thursday, 47 – 23.


  • Stories Just For You

    Oracle Piano Society is tuning up for Spring

    January 20th, 2015
    by

    Oracle – On Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., the Oracle Piano Society is presenting a Piano Story-time for children 5-10 years of age at the Oracle Union


    Come to Oracle State Park throughout the Winter and Enjoy a Stargazing Event, Hikes, Talks and Tour the Kannally Ranch House

    January 19th, 2015
    by

    Phoenix- Oracle State Park, Center for Environmental Education, is open on weekends in 2015 and will present events throughout the […]


    Work on SR 77 in Catalina north of Tucson Jan. 16 -25

    January 19th, 2015
    by

    Motorists traveling on State Route 77 (Oracle Road), north of Oro Valley to Catalina, should be aware of the following […]


    Sirena Dufault to present photo tour of 800-mile hike along Arizona Trail

    January 14th, 2015
    by

    A “virtual tour” of the 800-mile National Scenic Arizona Trail will be presented in the comfort of the Oracle State Park ranch house living room on Saturday, January 31, by Sirena


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin