Fire crews from across Northern California will participate in the 37th Annual Camp Isha Firefighter Training Exercise May 3-5, in preparation for this fire year.
Exercise Ishi Fire Crew sees 20 Northern State fire crews evaluated on their safety performance, physical fitness, handline construction and firefighting knowledge . Fire crews will travel approximately 3.1 miles to the incident site, construct 300 yards of fire line in thick brush and deploy fire shelters under simulated emergency conditions.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire), in conjunction with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Division of Juvenile Justice, operates 30 conservation camps throughout the state.
CalFire, in conjunction with the California Conservation Corps, operates fire crews with members of the Conservation Corps. Additionally, CalFire began using manual firefighting crews and California National Guard manual crews in select CalFire units. This partnership of state agencies, inmates, wards, firefighters, Corps members and National Guard personnel provides a force of trained firefighters who are prepared for all types of emergency incident mitigation and resource conservation.
Ishi Conservation Camp is located at 30502 Plum Creek Rd. in Paynes Creek.