Recertified.org: Did you know Firefighters must be recertified to fight wildfires every year? In a recent news report by Fox 5 (KVVU-TV) titled Southern Nevada firefighters training for wildfires; it was made known that firefighters have to undergo recertification every year.
Firefighters must be recertified to fight wildfires every year, and the training is intense. Nevada’s Clark County has 185 volunteer firefighters and 14 volunteer fire stations in rural areas. About half of those volunteers are certified to fight wildfires, Fox 5 Vegas reports.
On Friday, crews practiced setting up emergency shelters, used when a blaze threatens to overrun a firefighter. They also set up backfires, which deprive primary fires of tinder.
The same techniques were used when firefighters battled the Carpenter 1 fire on Mount Charleston in 2013.
According to Fox 5 Vegas News, more than 60,000 wildfires break out across the nation every year. Nevada’s wildfire season is reported to start in May and will last through October, when vegetation is dry.
News source: Fox5Vegas.com