|Crews test skills in live fire exercise|
|Friday, 01 June 2012 12:24|
The training included instruction in building fire lines and mop-up operations.
The exercise, which took place in the Martin Prescribed Fire Area, is part of the preparation for the upcoming wildfire season in the Black Hills.
Nebraska veteran trainee Steven Jostes says, "The group that I'm with: there's about twenty or so veterans. We're part of the Veterans Fire Corps and the Student Conservation Association. And so we've come from across the country."
The firefighters taking part in the training were from several states including Nebraska, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming.
-Al Van Zee