San Bernardino County’s first hand crew ready for action

Wildfires aren’t just fought with water-dropping helicopters and hose lines, but also with boots-on-the-ground hand crews who dig fire breaks in rocky and treacherous terrain.

What has been a long-time tool in the firefighting arsenal of Cal Fire and the U.S. Forestry Service is now available to the San Bernardino County Fire Department with the creation of Crew 40.

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