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Prescribed-fire training tackles forest health, community protection

September 24, 2018

Beginning Sept. 23, firefighters from seven agencies across the state will be conducting prescribed burns across hundreds of acres to improve forest health in Central Washington.  

Unlike the large wildfires burning across the West this summer, these are intentionally set fires designed to protect communities and restore forests. The agencies’ goals are to learn and train in the use of prescribed fire through a formal training exchange (TREX). Sponsored by the Fire Learning Network, TREX is a unique opportunity for fire personnel from across the region to learn about prescribed fire and forest health across traditional agency boundaries.

 

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