Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Spotlight on Training - Wildfires

TFD is gearing up for the summer fire season by practicing wildfire firefighting skills at Pt. Defiance Park this week. Crews are working on the specialized hose handling, suppression techniques, and mop up that are unique to large grass, brush and tree fires. They are also familiarizing themselves with the department’s new “Brush Truck” specifically designed for wildfire incidents. The 4x4 apparatus is equipped with a 400-gallon water tank, 10-gallon Class A foam tank, wildland hose and an 85 GPM pump. The size and versatility of the Brush Truck improve TFD’s ability to access fires in remote locations.