Regional agencies team up

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Participants attended a number of field exercises in addition to the classroom sessions. These courses offer an opportunity to train and prepare firefighters during the off season.
Southern Ute Forestry Technician Cameron Standing leads a team of trainees in a fire hose exercise outside of the BIA headquarters, Saturday, March 23.
Southern Ute Forestry Fuels crewmember, Matt Archuleta (not pictured) guides firefighters in a water hose exercise, which simulated a moving truck related to the distance needed to suppress a ground fire.
BIA Engine Captain Corey Francis (left) takes a group of trainees out to practice using water pumps on location in Ignacio, Colo.
Firefighters attended an Ice Cream Social networking event at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility, Thursday, March 21 as part of their week-long training. James Owens, Los Pinos Fire District Deputy Fire Chief, and Howard Richards, Assistant Fire Management Officer for the BIA Southern Ute Agency catch up between trainings.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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The 2019 Four Corners Wildland Fire Academy was held in Ignacio, Colo. from Wednesday, March 20 to Wednesday, 27. Each year the weeklong training is held at a different location in the Four Corners region, this year’s academy was hosted in partnership between the BIA Southern Ute Agency’s Forestry/Fire Management and Los Pinos Fire District.

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