Fire Forecast: Larimer County Summer 2013

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Apr 302013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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This April has proven to be drastically different compared to last year – all thanks to the snow.

Last April was the driest in Colorado history due to a lack of moisture and precipitation.

At this time last year, Colorado firefighters had just wrapped up the Lower North Fork Fire in Jefferson County and were nearly a month away from battling the High Park Fire in Larimer County.

Regardless of the snow, Poudre Fire Authority is still expecting more fires in the upcoming season.

Hot and dry weather combined with wind can quickly wipe out the moisture Larimer County has recently received.

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Firefighter Training

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Apr 232013
 

Author: Keith Albertson

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The Front Range Fire Consortium took part in a training exercise for large-area emergency searches at Foothills Mall on Thursday. Trainees’ helmets were blacked out, and they had to perform practice search-and-rescue operations to simulate a fire situation. The Mall and its general manager, Cynthia Eichler, have been collaborating to help train these future firefighters for years using an empty department store. Training exercises like these help the cadets learn from more real-life examples.

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