Six Rivers challenges emergency driver skills

SAMOA (KIEM)- Fire management employees are prepping for the unexpected at the Samoa Drag Strip by participating in an emergency response simulation. Dru Miller bring us closer to the action in this report.

Six Rivers National Forest fire management employees with the help of Redwood National Parks tested their emergency driving skills in pickup trucks, crew buggies and various sizes of fire engines. They are applying what they learned in the classroom.

These engine operators are licensed to drive a government vehicle, what’s unique about this training is that it challenges to driver to get to the destination as fast and as safely as possible. 

Tom Stokesberry who is an instructor of the event said that when crews are dispatched, time is of the essence and he encourages drivers to always be aware of their surroundings.