Wildfire season is here — Are you ready?

  • [photo by Justin Haley]

    [photo by Justin Haley]

By G. Meyer and P. Hedlund, TME

Nine young soldiers in the war to keep these Mountain Communities safe received their certificates in Fire Science shortly before Wildfire Awareness Week was proclaimed by Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. on May 8. The U.S. Forest Service class is offered at Frazier Mountain High School.

There is a reason that one of the most respected Fire Science programs in the state is conducted right here. Our Mountain Community homes…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Fire Science students practiced creating fire breaks on Frazier Mountain just before Wildfire Awareness Week.

Young soldiers in the war against forest fires, the 2017 FMHS Fire Science graduates are: (back, l-r) Squad Leader Luke Copeland, Austin Duhm, Michael Kern, Rob Rojas, Zach Hanshaw, USFS Patrol 75 Firefighter Justin Haley; (front) Wade Crabb, Brent Edwards, Ryan Oman, Dylan Ferguson and Jason McKinley.

Left: USFS Instructor Justin Haley said It took four months of rigorous field work and classroom study for Dylan Ferguson and his class to gain a Fire Science certificate for the FMHS Fire Science program. Below: Lot clearance is due by June 1. Citations of $500 and $1,000 may be given to those whose lots are not cleared in time.

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