Cal Fire And The National Guard Spent The Weekend In Amador County Training

Last year's deadly wildfire season was absolutely one of the most difficult for firefighters in years. 

CAL Fire and the National Guard spent all weekend in Amador County preparing for the upcoming fire season.

Members from both agencies practiced their aerial fire attack Sunday. 

The training requires the use of helicopters and revolves around collecting water from a nearby reservoir and dousing it on bright pink targets. 

Major Chris Renner's air unit was one of the first on the 2018 Carr Fire near Redding. 

“What we do here and what we do throughout the year 100-percent prepared me for that because we did it safely, even though there was absolute pandemonium going on the ground," he said. 

CAL Fire officials said they used to only call the National Guard in about one or two times a season, but they called nearly half a dozen times last year. 

Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air. Listen below!

 
 
 
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