The Texas A&M Forest Service has deployed their Lone Star State Type II Initial Attack Handcrew, which marks the third year in a row this team has mobilized for wildfire response in another state.
With the mobilization of this 20-person crew to Oregon, the Texas A&M Forest Service now has personnel responding to wildfire incidents in California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Last week, a Texas A&M Forest wildfire handcrew was mobilized to the Cedar Creek Fire in Oregon. This 20-person crew is supporting the Willamette National Forest on the wildfire burning more than 112,000-acres.
The Lone Star State Type II Initial Attack Handcrew is comprised of highly skilled and well-trained individuals from all divisions of the Texas A&M Forest Service. This is the third year in a row the handcrew has mobilized for wildfire response in another state.
“Mobilizing the handcrew to out-of-state incidents provides an opportunity for qualified personnel and trainees to gain unique experiences,” said Crockett Pegoda, Crew Boss Trainee for the Lone Star State Handcrew. “In Texas, we were fortunate to receive support from other states this year. It’s great that we can reciprocate that support.”
Read more about the handcrew and Texas resources here: https://bit.ly/LoneStarStateHandcrew22
Lone Star State Incident Management Team - Texas A&M Forest Service