BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard will be participating in the introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and Firefighter Training today through Sunday in Bismarck. Additional Red Card training will be offered in Fargo next month, from May 4-6. The training teaches fire tactics and emergency response in case Guardsmen are needed to respond to wildland fires.
The lessons will be conducted through classroom training and field exercises at Raymond J. Bohn Armory in Bismarck. It also incorporates a three-mile march with a pack this afternoon, leaving from Riverwood Golf Course’s parking lot at 725 Riverwood Drive, Bismarck. Sunday morning’s field exercises will train participants on using hand tools on a fire line and should start around 10:30 a.m.
For more information about the training and coverage opportunities, please contact Maj. Shannon Horton at 701-391-4458.
Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the North Dakota National Guard has mobilized more than 3,800 Soldiers and more than 1,800 Airmen in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Currently, nearly 300 North Dakota Guardsmen are serving overseas while more than 4,000 remain in the state for emergency response and national defense. For every 10,000 citizens in North Dakota, 65 serve in the North Dakota National Guard, a rate that’s more than four times the national average.