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Wildfire training in Bernalillo County

 

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB4) – It may still be winter, but firefighters in Bernalillo County are already stepping up their wildfire training.

Saturday was a red-flag warning day, which is uncommon in February. It’s been a very warm and dry winter, meaning there could be a lot more work this fire season.

Every year, the National Wildland Coordinating Group requires wildland firefighters to go through refresher training.

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Wildfire training in Bernalillo County     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB4) – It may still be winter, but firefighters in Bernalillo County are already stepping up their wildfire training. Saturday was a red-flag warning day, which is uncommon in February. It’s been a very warm and dry winter, meaning there could be a lot more work […]

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