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National Parks Service firefighter training

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Bureau of Land Management firefighters Jamie Geerdes, front, and Jeremiah Taylor practice mobile attack skills during a two-day wildfire orientation in May at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig. The training event was organized by the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, of which Moffat County is a member. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Bureau of Land Management firefighter Jeremiah Taylor puts a chainsaw together during a May training orientation. Photo by Joe Moylan

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National Parks Service firefighters, from left, Jeremy Spiess, Eric Jones, Matt Mateo, Oleva Lierman and Jason Niehaus participate in a nonverbal communication drill during May’s wildfire orientation. Photo by Joe Moylan

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BLM Assistant Fire Management Officer Dave Toelle leads his crew in the “centipede push-up” during May’s wildfire orientation. Photo by Joe Moylan

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National Parks Service firefighters learn to pump water from a fire hydrant during May’s wildfire training. Photo by Joe Moylan

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BLM firefighters Alex Takacs, right, and Jamie Geerdes reassemble a chainsaw during wildfire orientation in May. Photo by Joe Moylan

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National Parks Service firefighters practice nonverbal communication by switching positions on a log without talking. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Oleva Lierman leads her crew of National Parks Service firefighters in the “centipede push-up.” Photo by Joe Moylan

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National Parks Service firefighters attempt to trade places without talking during a wildfire orientation in May at Loudy-Simpson Park. Photo by Joe Moylan

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