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July 19, 2002
National Guard soldiers continue training in Bend and LaGrande
 
Salem - Firefighter training continues throughout the weekend for Oregon  National Guard soldiers of 3-116 Cavalry and 1-82 Cavalry at the Bend and LaGrande National Guard Armories.

Training will begin at 7 a.m. with four hours of basic fire behavior. The following six hours of the training day will consist of classroom instruction on safety on the fire line, dousing hot spots, and general firefighting skills.
 
Saturday morning's training, from 7 a.m. to noon, consists of training in the use of water; fire suppression; securing of control line; use of maps; and scouting, patrolling and communicating. At 1 p.m., training resumes with studies in hazardous materials, standards for survival, wildland fire investigation, and cultural resources.
 
The field training on Sunday starts at 7 a.m., and soldiers will learn the use of fire shelters, constructing handlines, use of portable pumps, hose lays and engine operation. Sunday's training is scheduled to end at 5 p.m.
 
Media interested in attending either session should make arrangements with Kay Fristad prior to arriving at the armories.
 
For more information contact:
 
Kay Fristad
(503) 584-3917
(503) 931-5179 Cell