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News Release
Media Advisory - Area fire agencies conduct joint wildfire training - Media Advisory - 06/07/18

This message is being sent on behalf of the Metro Advanced Wildland School. For questions, please see the end of this advisory for contact information.

What: Metro Advanced Wildland School

Firefighters from several Western Oregon agencies will be conducting wildfire training. A helicopter will be on site practicing water drops as directed by ground crews. Firefighters will be lighting and extinguishing live fire.

When: June 8th or 9th from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Who: Members of the media are welcome to observe this training.

Where: Media should meet at 10:00 AM at the Training Site (16115 S Pierce Rd. Molalla Or. 97038)

This training is possible due to the support from Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73, a grant from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal.

Point of Contact-

Lt. Damon Simmons, Portland Fire & Rescue

Cell (503)209-8341

Damon.simmons@portlandoregon.gov

 

Special Notes-

Depending on the type of helicopter that is obtained for this training, a media flight may be a possibility. This will be determined on the day of the event.

ALL ATTENDIES ARE REQUIRED TO BRING AND WEAR NOMEX WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING CLOTHING AND STURDY LEATHER CLOSE TOED SHOES.

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