Colorado firefighters train for upcoming wildland fire season
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- New recruits tested the skills they have learned in classrooms during a field training day on Saturday to give them a taste of what it's like to fight a wildland fire. New recruits from Fairmount, Evergreen, Genesee, Golden Gate, Golden, Foothills, Timberline and Jefferson County Road & Bridge participated in the exercises. They dug fire lines, studied weather patterns and planned escape routes.