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    Fort Carson learns skills to assist in national firefighting efforts [Image 4 of 8]

    Fort Carson learns skills to assist in national firefighting efforts

    FORT CARSON, CO, UNITED STATES

    06.30.2012

    Photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram 

    Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs

    Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, dig fire-lines during wildland fire suppression training led by the National Interagency Fire Center at Fort Carson training areas, June 30, 2012. A fire-line separates fire from other flammable material to keep it from spreading to other areas, allowing firefighters to control and contain fire. Soldiers conducted two days of introductory-level instruction led by firefighting professionals from U.S. Forest Service and NIFC, the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. During the classroom setting, soldiers learned basic, essential skills needed to safely fight and suppress fire, and put those skills to use during field training, where they received hands-on training.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 06.30.2012
    Date Posted: 07.03.2012 16:45
    Photo ID: 618135
    VIRIN: 120630-A-YY130-828
    Resolution: 2100x1460
    Size: 1.32 MB
    Location: FORT CARSON, CO, US 

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