Natrona County Fire District Firefighters bring in funds from helping with other fires

A Natrona County Fire District truck on June 17
A Natrona County Fire District truck on June 17(Bobbee Russell)
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 4:07 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A crew of Natrona County Fire District Firefighters was sent out of town last week to help fight the Robinson Fire near Buffalo.

Matt Gacke, the Natrona County Fire District Marshall, said they’ve sent people out of the county for a while. This helps the county get more resources. “It helps buy more equipment like brush trucks and later on engines and squads,” Gacke said.

It’s rewarding for these firemen to get out of Natrona County and help. “Last year we didn’t have any big fires in the county but we sent resources all over to big fires in California, Colorado and Wyoming.

County firefighters are also getting valuable experience by going out to these big fires. " We deal with what we call wildland-urban interface where there are houses and mountains. These larger fires help with experience and bring it back here,” Gacke said.

Gacke added to be mindful of activities this fire season. The fire seasons are getting longer each year. Natrona County Fire District got sent out to 15 fires out of the county last year.

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