Oregon citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen train to battle wildland fires

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)
Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)
Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

A servicemember from the Oregon Air National Guard stamps out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Oregon Air National Guard Senior Airman Makayla Katona, assigned to the 142nd Medical Group, and Tech. Sgt. Elijah Blackwell, 142nd Communication Flight, await instructions prior to applying the wildland firefighting techniques they have learned to a live-burn as part of their Red Card certification training July 11-17 at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, Salem, Ore. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

A servicemember from the Oregon National Guard tosses an uprooted shrub to create a fire line during the wildland firefighter training held at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Oregon Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Juventino Banuelos, 116 Air Control Squadron, adjusts his eye protection prior to applying the firefighting techniques he has learned during his Red Card certification training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

A trainer from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) ignites dry brush and grass during a live-fire burn exercise, part of the training for Oregon National Guard citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen to apply the firefighting techniques learned during their “Red Card” certification training, July 11-17 at DPSST in Salem, Ore. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard create a fire line during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

A servicemember from the Oregon National Guard practices firefighting techniques during a live-burn as part of the wildland firefighter training held at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard create a fire line during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)

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