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Beartown Firefighters ready for action

Crew trains to fight forest fires anywhere in nation

June 25, 2014
By DAN ROBLEE (droblee@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

L'ANSE - For now, the Beartown Firefighters are waiting and training. When the call comes, they'll be on the bus within hours, ready to risk their lives facing wild fires anywhere in the nation with no more than chain saws and hand tools. They will hike several miles each day in sometimes 100-degree heat, carrying at least 65 pounds, and working 200 to 300 hours in an average two-week detail, usually while sleeping in tents.

 
 

 

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