May 4 International Firefighters Day - Military Style

Camp Guernsey prepares for fire season with prescribed burn and bucket drop exercises


Firefighters from Camp Guernsey Fire Department and Camp Guernsey Operations use drip torches to ignite fire in the prescribed burn exercise at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Area, Wyo., on April 29, 2021. The firefighters and helicopter crews received valuable training on how to respond to a fire. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by 2nd Lt. Jamie Bridenstine)

CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. – Firefighters from Southeastern Wyoming were brought together at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Area for a prescribed burn and bucket drop exercise on April 29, 2021.

Firefighters from Sweetwater County, Albany County, Laramie County, Hartville, Tie Siding, and Camp Guernsey Fire Department worked together to make sure the fire burned safely and effectively.

The first call of fire on the ground happened around 9:15 a.m., and was officially called out at 5:03 p.m. In total, the fire burned 65 acres, and 11 buckets, or 5500 gallons, were dropped on t...

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