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U.S. Marine Crash Fire Rescue joins Slink Fire battle

U.S. Marine firefighters arrived on scene to support firefighting efforts for the Slink Fire near Coleville, California, Sept. 4. The Marines, Crash Fire Rescue personnel with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, joined the interagency firefighting force that has been battling the Slink Fire since it started August 29. “The Interagency requested support from the DoD for Crash Fire Rescue because of the increased number of aircraft supporting the fire moving toward the base,” said Col. Daniel Wittnam, commanding officer, MCMWTC…
U.S. Marine Corps Crash Fire Rescue personnel pose for a photo at an Interagency improvised helicopter airfield near Coleville, Calif., Sept. 6.

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Author: Chief Warrant Officer Bobbie Curtis

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