Guardsmen Train to Fight Fires

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Guardsmen receive a briefing before training to fight wildfires with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the California Army National Guard's 340th Brigade Support Battalion and 224th Sustainment Brigade. The soldiers were preparing to mobilize as Task Force 340th to help put out wildfires around the state. California National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ian M. Kummer
  • Guardsmen walk up a hill before training with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. California National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ian M. Kummer
  • Rodney Jared, right, a fire captain with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, shows guardsmen how to chop wood during training on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. California National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ian M. Kummer
  • Guardsmen use their hand tools to cut a line during training with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. Crews use hand tools to cut lines to slow or stop approaching wildfires. California National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ian M. Kummer
  • Guardsmen sharpen their tools as they train to fight wildfires with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. California National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ian M. Kummer
  • Guardsmen use their shovels to cut a line during training with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. California National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ian M. Kummer
  • Guardsmen set up fire shelters during training with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. California National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ian M. Kummer