CSFD conducting annual wildland firefighting training

Posted at 10:25 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 00:25:07-04

Wildfires have already devastated parts of southern Colorado, and our firefighters continue to prepare for the worst.

All April long, the Colorado Springs Fire Department has put every company through an annual wildland firefighting training exercise as the fire season ramps up. Lt. Don Rickert, who’s leading the drill, told News 5 this preparation is essential for a city that faces a number of fire threats.

"The assumption is that we could have another event like Waldo, and in that case, it is an all-hands on deck scenario where everyone is going to be involved in some degree," Rickert said.