Wildland Firefighting Exercise at Camp Pendleton Today

CAMP PENDLETON – A wildland firefighting exercise involving aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, Third Fleet, CALFIRE, and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department is taking place at Camp Pendleton today from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This exercise will provide ready, trained and certified military and civilian resources to combat wildland fires in the region and culminates with a cooperative effort to extinguish a simulated wildland fire.

Marine Corps, Navy, and civilian helicopters will be supporting Camp Pendleton and CALFIRE ground teams in establishing a simulated fire line and conducting water bucket operations.

2 Responses to "Wildland Firefighting Exercise at Camp Pendleton Today"

  1. Lee   May 3, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Gomer, now you is gonna be careful and don’t let them there fires get outta control, ain’tcha?

    Gomer: “Oh yes. We’re only doin’ them for s’mores.”

  2. grunt   May 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Lee – (what accent are you trying for?) I would think even you could see the benefit to training fire fighters in wild land fires – the better trained, the better prepared the less we will lose when the fires come raging through


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