Each year, members of the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s wildland firefighter team volunteer to fight fires in various parts of the U.S., outside of Kentucky’s fire seasons, when wildfires overwhelm local resources. Recently, 23 firefighters deployed to Texas to assist with wildfire suppression.
There are two designated fire hazard seasons in Kentucky — one in the spring and one in the fall — but for the firefighting crews with the state’s Division of Forestry, professional development happens all year long.
By Jennifer Turner The Department for Natural Resources The Kentucky Division of Mine Safety teams battled it out in a skills contest at Jenny Wiley State Park for two days in mid-April. While the Harlan regional office’s mine rescue team was named the overall champion, all teams gained […]