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Friday, June 4, 2021 at 8:46 AM - For Immediate Release

Sacramento County Airport Fire and Cosumnes CSD Fire Department to Conduct Controlled Training Burn

Elk Grove, Calif. – Cosumnes CSD Fire Department and Sacramento County Airport Fire have partnered together to conduct controlled wildland training fires at Franklin Field Airport near Elk Grove between June 7 - 12, during the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

The fires will be confined to several parcels owned by the Sacramento County Department of Airports located at Franklin Field on Bruceville Road. Extensive precautions have been taken to ensure the community is not placed at any risk as a result of these training fires.

This training is being conducted with the approval of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD). All potential pollutants will be removed from the fields before the training fires begin.

The training will be postponed if weather and other conditions do not conform to the fire departments’ standard operating procedures for such exercises.

The fires will increase in intensity as the training progresses. The areas of training fires will be completely burned off by the conclusion of the training exercise. The firefighters will be under supervision of State Certified Fire Instructors from the Cosumnes Fire Training Division.

The purpose of this training is to give firefighters experience under actual fire conditions. Such training is necessary to ensure firefighters are able to properly handle wildland fires in our area.

Firefighters will be burning throughout the day, which may produce a large amount of smoke. Do not call 911 to report fire at the burn location when firefighters are present.

FOR MEDIA: Airport PIO Scott Johnston will be onsite for interviews Tuesday, June 8 from 10am to 2pm.
To arrange an interview, please call 916-874-0190 or email johnstonsc@saccounty.net.
 

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The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento County Airport Fire (SCAF) is an all-hazard fire department providing aircraft rescues and firefighting (ARFF), structural and wildland firefighting and emergency medical services (EMS) to the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Mather Field (MHR) and responds to approximately 1000 emergency calls annually. In addition to emergency services, SCAF provides fire prevention services to all four Sacramento County Airports. Learn more at sacramento.aero.

Cosumnes Community Services District is a regional leader dedicated to providing superior emergency medical, fire protection, parks and recreation services to over 205,000 residents in a 157-square-mile area of south Sacramento County. Learn more at www.yourcsd.com.

The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.