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Flagstaff, Summit Fire Officials Are Hosting A Training Exchange So Fire Crews From Other States Can Learn About Prescribed Fires

For the first time, fire managers from nine agencies and partners are gathering in Northern Arizona to learn about and train in prescribed fire through a formal training exchange. The Flagstaff Fire Department and Summit Fire and Medical are hosting the event, that gives firefighters from around the country a chance to learn about prescribed fire, land management, the wildland interface, smoke management and more. Attendees include representatives from fire departments and districts from Arizona, South Dakota, Colorado and Nevada, as well as the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Nature Conservatory. Prescribed fire plans for the greater Flagstaff area training exchange include Observatory Mesa, Rogers Lake, the Naval Observatory and private lands within Coconino County. The training exchange, or TREX, is underway in Flagstaff currently and will run through November 7th.