Tucson Fire Crews Prepare for Wildfire Season

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Scorching temperatures and dry spells are on their way!

With wildfire season fast approaching, fire crews across southern Arizona are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Wildfires can come about unexpectedly with little warning, and they can rage out of control in an instant. For firefighters, safety is always the number one priority, so it is very important for them to train and work together to make a difference.

This week, the Tucson Fire Department joined forces with neighboring agencies such as Rincon Valley, Green Valley, Corona de Tucson, Rio Rico and the Arizona Department of Public Safety to take part in training for water shuttle and air operations.

In addition to their training, TFD issued a reminder to residents to prepare their homes and properties for potential wildfires. With warm daytime temps and dry, oftentimes windy weather in store, it is important that residents are aware of any potential dangers.

From 12 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, April 12, a red flag warning will be in effect for the Tucson area. The combination of low relative humidity and strong, gusty winds will make for critical fire conditions, and any fires that develop are likely to exhibit rapid growth.

 

For more information, please visit the official Facebook page of the Tucson Fire Department. 

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