Wakulla County Firefighters Head To WA to Battle Raging Wildfires

Posted at 7:47 PM, Aug 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-20 19:47:00-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Thousands of firefighters across the country travel to Washington to help authorities battle wildfires. Among those chosen to try and control the flames, were a few firefighters from Wakulla County. 

4 firefighters from Wakulla Fire Rescue were hired by the Attack One Fire Management Services to help with the fire in Washington. 

The Wakulla County Fire Rescue Chief Michael Morgan says the men have special qualifications that allow them to fight fires outside of their jurisdiction. 

"We're very proud that they are able to go and we're also, you know, this type of situation Florida faced many years ago in 98 wild fires where we brought crews from out there to Florida and now, uh, we're able to go pay them back and send crews out there to assist them," said Chief Morgan.

Morgan added that in addition to man power, the command structure for the wildfires requested 160 additional fire trucks.