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Fire training exercise at Camp Rilea, July 9-10
Oregon Dept of Forestry
Astoria District
July 7, 2011
For more information, contact:
Ashley Lertora, 503-325-5451, alertora@odf.state.or.us
Warrenton, OR. ---The Clatsop County Firefighters Association along with Terra Helicopters and Camp Rilea will be conducting a prescribed fire training exercise.  The annual training event called “Wildfire 2011” is scheduled for Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2011 at Camp Rilea in Warrenton.
The purpose of the event is to further fire fighting skills in a prescribed live wildland fire situation using the Incident Command System.  This training fosters the cooperative working relationships between Clatsop County Emergency Services, local Structural Fire Departments and Oregon Department of Forestry.   The skills and lessons learned in this event can carry over easily to any emergency situation such as severe winter storms or tsunami. Camp Rilea benefits from hosting this event because the prescribe fire reduces the threat of range fires.  Smoke will be visible Sunday west of Highway 101 in the Camp Rilea and Sunset Beach areas.
Approximately 85 fire fighters will be training this weekend.  ODF along with Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Knappa, Lewis & Clark, Olney, Seaside, Warrenton, Molalla, Lafayette Rural Fire Departments along with Pacific County Fire Department and The Campbell Group will be participating.
Persons with questions or concerns may contact Ashley Lertora, Public Information Officer, at the local ODF office at 503-325-5451.