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Texas camp to help unite firefighters

Estimated 250 firefighters will meet at National Guard training center for combination of classroom and hands-on instruction in wildland firefighting

By Greg Kendall-Ball
The Abilene Reporter-News

ABILENE, Texas — An estimated 250 firefighters from across the state will meet at Brownwood's Camp Bowie, a National Guard training center, Feb. 17-20 for the Central Texas Wildfire Academy, a combination of classroom and handson instruction in wildland firefighting.

The participants will learn a standardized firefighting curriculum developed by the Texas Forest Service, said Jamey Creek, the officer in charge of the camp and a volunteer firefighter in Buffalo Gap.

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