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Great Falls Fire Rescue Gears up for Wildfires

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In light of the 2017 wildfire season in Montana, Great Falls Fire Rescue is spending more time training for wildfires.

Tuesday, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation helped train local firefighters.

Great Falls Fire Rescue generally responds to structure fires, which gives them a ton of practice in that area. Fire Chief Steve Hester tells us that the mentality changes when fighting a wildfire, which is something they are preparing for.

Fire Rescue also has a new truck this year, which will allow them to move with wildfires.

The current trucks in the fleet aren't meant for movement, but are designed to stay parked in front of a structure.

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