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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Alabaugh Fire to be Part of 2008 Refresher Training

Every spring the national wildland fire agencies produce and distribute a standardized training package designed to meet the requirements for 8 hours of refresher training for wildland firefighters. The training usually includes a description of unique incidents or near-misses that occurred in the previous season. This year the training will feature an entrapment of two firefighters on the Alabaugh fire in July of last year. On the fire, which started 5 miles southeast of Hot Springs, South Dakota, the firefighters escaped serious injuries by sharing one fire shelter.

In addition to the photo with this post, the photo in the header at the top of this page is of the Alabaugh fire. In December the producers of the refresher training shot some video interviews at the houses that you can see in the header photo.
(Photo of Alabaugh fire by Bill Gabbert)

2 comments:

sothie said...

i was on one of the still images showed on the training video, and was wondering if and where i could get ahold of a copy?

Bill Gabbert said...

If you want a copy of one of the still images in the video that have (c) Bill Gabbert in the lower left corner, contact me. See my Profile at the bottom of this page. If you want a copy of anything else, you'll have to contact the folks who made the video.

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