This week, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) deployed support personnel to wildfires in Oregon. One Radio Operator and one Receiving Distribution Trainee. They will serve as members of interagency incident management teams. Their names will be released upon their safe return to Mississippi in approximately two weeks.
“Wildland firefighters depend on the support of many different roles and skill sets to manage the logistics of wildfire incidents behind the scenes while they are fighting fires,” said Charlie Morgan, State Forester. “We appreciate our employees taking part in these efforts to help our state and federal partners in Oregon. We commend their efforts and look forward to their safe return home in approximately two weeks.”
As of August 31, 2018, the MFC had five employees (including wildland firefighters and support personnel) assigned to various wildfire incidents.