Plumas National Forest firefighters get ready for a long fire season
Thursday, June 18, 2015 — Firefighting forces from the Plumas National Forest are ramped up and ready for what might be a long and challenging fire season.
“We are fully operational and ready for the season,” said Chris French, acting Plumas National Forest supervisor. “In addition to our local federal firefighters, we have contracts in place with our community fire departments, private fire crews/engines and many other firefighting resources.”
The forest has close to 250 permanent and temporary firefighters (almost half the workforce) including 14 engines/crews, three 20-person hand crews (two of which are Type 1 hotshot crews), three bulldozers, two water tenders (trucks) and a Type 2 helicopter.