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SH hosts Fire School


June 21, 2016

Firefighters from across the state are in Sweet Home this week for the 20th annual interagency fire school hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management.

Classes started Monday and continue through Friday. Students and classes are based at Sweet Home High School.

The fire school prepares new firefighters for the rigors of fighting fire, both in Oregon’s forests and in rural-urban interface areas. Students learn both tactical skills and safety.

“Fire School provides crucial education and training in wildland fire to new firefighters an...

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