Spokane Valley

Wildland fire training without the fire

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session in June 2012 in Spokane Valley. SR file photo.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will do wildland fire training this week at the same location where they trained last year, but this time they won't be practicing putting out a fire. Instead they'll be digging fire lines and practicing fire shelter deployment, hose lays and truck operations.

Residents near the hill that is north of Wellesley Ave. and east of Argonne Road should expect to see a lot of firefighters coming and going, but there won't be any smoke or flames to deal with. The training is expected to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.




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