Firefighters, forestry officials, emergency managers and landowners are gathering in Ocala starting this morning for the 5th Florida Wildland Fire Conference. The 3-day event includes training sessions and demonstrations of new firefighting technologies. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Florida Division of Forestry - Jerry LaCavera – told WGCU's Mike Kiniry that firefighters here in the Sunshine State face similar challenges to what firefighters are up against in southern California.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 00:00
Wildland Fire ConferenceWritten by Mike Kiniry