Watch: Ada fire agencies prepare for fire season with wildland fire training

Ada County firefighters worked together this week on a nine-day joint training to prepare crews for wildland fires.

Boise Fire Department is hosting the training for fire departments from Eagle, Kuna, Meridian and Star. During the training, they’re learning how to use different equipment and approach different procedures for handling wildfires. On Thursday, the seventh day of training, crews handled progressive hose laying, operating fire pumps and basic burnout operations.

“They’re very appreciative of the training and the opportunity to, you know, get out of the city, if you will, or the urban environment and get up into the wildland environment and hone their skills,” said Rich Kuehn, captain with Boise fire.

Southern Idaho is facing a normal fire season. But, normal for Idaho means lots of fire.