OK Volunteer Fire Departments Learn New Techniques

With dry conditions and the summer heat coming to Texoma, grass fires could become a real danger in the coming months.

Volunteer fire departments from Oklahoma came together at Fort Sill for a grass fire fighting weekend course.

The course is sponsored by Oklahoma State University, along with the Lawton and Fort Sill fire departments.

The firefighters were instructed on special techniques if a grass fire were to occur in their area.

Above all, the message of this class was to keep firefighters safe when battling unpredictable flames.

"The main thing we would like to see the fire fighters get this week is safety. So out on the fire scene they can be as safe as they can. so that when they are out there that they get a chance to come home after the fire is over," said Paddy Metcalf, Fire Program Coordinator for Oklahoma State Univeristy.

Two-hundred-forty-five firefighters attended this weekend's class, all from Oklahoma.

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