Oregon National Guard hosts refresher wild-land firefighting training

SALEM, Ore. — 130 members of the Oregon National Guard completed a 2-day long wild-land firefighter refresher training today.

The trainings focused on wildfire safety classes, deployment of wildfire shelters and live-fire scenarios.

A spokesperson for the National Guard says the training is proactively being offered to 500 members, so it can quickly respond if the Oregon Department of Forestry needs assistance this summer.

The training and equipment was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.