CAL FIRE Holding Annual Redwood Coast Fire Preparedness Exercises May 15-17

This is a press release from CAL FIRE:

Cal Fire CDFRedway – CAL FIRE, in conjunction with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) operates 39 conservation camps with approximately 200 Fire Crews throughout California. This partnership of state agencies provides a large force of trained crews for all types of emergency incident mitigation and resource conservation projects.

In preparation for the upcoming fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Humboldt-Del Norte Unit fire crews from Alder, High Rock, and Eel River Conservation Camps and fire crews from the Mendocino Unit from Chamberlain Creek and Parlin Fork Conservation Camps will hold their annual Redwood Coast Fire Preparedness Exercises on May 15, 16, and 17, 2018. The crews will assemble at Eel River Conservation Camp in southern Humboldt County.

The Crew Exercises will provide the opportunity for 20 fire crews from Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino counties to be evaluated on their physical conditioning, firefighting knowledge, fire safety and personal protective equipment. The exercise will also provide personnel for operating under the use of the Incident Command System.

The media are cordially invited to attend on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:00 am. Those interested in observing the exercises should assemble at the Eel River Conservation Camp, 3850 Redwood Drive, Redway. CAL FIRE staff will be available to answer any questions relative to the exercise. Personnel from CAL FIRE and the CDCR will participate throughout all elements of the exercises.

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