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Firefighters across the world are learning about prescribed burning in Ashland

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Firefighters across the world are learning about prescribed burning in Ashland

Lake in ashland and today this lake is being used for wildfire training.

If i turn the camera... you can see a bunch of firefighters here.

Now all of these firefighters are not from the ashland fire department.

Some are from different countries like spain, mexico and canada."

Nat firefighters are tightening up their prescribed burn skills.

Or learning something new..

With the trex or ashland prescribed fire training exchange.

The firefighters learn why prescribing burning is important and how to do it.

Chambers to work on using controlled burning to get ahead of wildfires during the summer.

Chris chambers a division chief from ashland fire rescue says if we are not burning ahead of the summer wildfires.

We are just waiting for them to burn us.

He tells me these firefighters are from all over the world like mexico, spain and canada.

Chambers yeah spain does, actually it has a lot of wildfires.

And if you look at a fire map right now.

On the landscape so when we are having conversations i think everyone is on the same page.

Mark dyer is a firefighter in canada.

He tells me the terms are different between countries and even states..

Everyone has the same goal though so they understand each other.

Canada think it's great and i think there's room for something like this back home.

Dyer says in british columbia some people are not a fan of prescribed burns because of the smoke.

He feels his providence is a few steps behind compared to southern oregon.

Canada the community is pretty proactive here.interms of being fire wise and in terms of opening of their minds to prescription fires.

Chambers we consider this burning essential for our wildfire and our community safety.

This program will continue for the remainder of this week and next week.

In ashland leah thompson newswatch.

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