Lead uses government grant to train firefighters - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Lead uses government grant to train firefighters

Posted: Updated:

 This video from last year's Edgemont fire shows how quickly dry conditions can turn dangerous.

 Those concerns exist again this year and the city of Lead is working to put the odds in their favor.

 They are using a $125,000 federal grant to train military veterans to fight wildland fires.

 The program is expected to last 11 months and in the short term will focus on reducing fire dangers through prescribed burns.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.