Southlake Firefighters Help Battle Deadly Blazes in Texas Panhandle
Mar 10, 2017 02:15PM
● By Audrey Sellers
Photo via weather.com
When the Texas Forest Service requested help in battling wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, the Southlake Fire Department answered the call. Engineer Brent Nobile and firefighter Seth Corder, both specially trained wildland firefighters, joined firefighters from several other local cities to help control and contain the fires. Southlake’s two-man team left earlier this week, and they’re expected to battle the wildfires for seven to 10 days, according to an article on MySouthlakeNews.com.
“The specialized training our firefighters receive allows us the opportunity to provide assistance to any agency facing devastating and fast-moving wildfires like these,” said Southlake Fire Chief Mike Starr in the article. “It is critical to have a rotation of firefighters that are able to provide relief to crews that have been battling raging fires for days or even weeks. This is a great partnership that allows us to come to the aid of any anyone that needs our help and support.”
The State of Texas reimburses all expenditures and any overtime incurred while Southlake resources aid in saving the lives and property those in the Texas panhandle.