Firefighters prepare for fire season

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Firefighters prepare for fire season

Firefighters prepare for fire season

Dave Minton, a helicopter pilot with Flight for Life, talks about helicopter emergency medical operations in the woods during the U.S. Forest Service annual flying safety training on Tuesday at the U.S. Forest Service Tanker Base at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
Dave Minton, a helicopter pilot with Flight for Life, talks about helicopter emergency medical operations in the backcountry during the U.S. Forest Service annual flight safety training on Tuesday at the U.S. Forest Service Tanker Base at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
Firefighters from Upper Pine, Los Pinos and other fire agencies get training with Flight for Life on Tuesday.
Craig French manages the U.S. Forest Service Air Tanker Base at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
Several huge fire-retardant tanks are at the base, ready for planes and helicopters to use this summer if needed.
Maps and flight information fill the walls of the air tanker base in Durango.
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