Listen In: America’s Radio Network Interviews Jeff Berino, Western Colorado Incident Commander, to Discuss the Western Wildfires in the U.S.
Between Idaho, Nevada, and Washington State, U.S. fire resources are being juggled like chess pieces according to Jeff Berino, Pie’s Senior Fire Investigator and Western Colorado Incident Commander.
With a record season for wildfires, followed by drought and heat, fire officials still have 52 uncontained large wildfires to put out in the U.S., amidst stretched resources and aging air fleet operations.
Year-to-date, over 6.4 million acres have been consumed by fire – that is equal in size to the state of Vermont! Adding to the frustration, 8 out of 10 wildfires are human-caused.
About Jeff Berino:
Jeff Berino CFEI, CCFI, B.S., is the Incident Commander (IC) of the Type III Incident Management Team in Western Colorado. Berino has more than 32 years of experience in wildfire investigations. He holds National and State certifications in fire investigation. He is often retained to manage and combat some of the large campaign-style wildfires throughout the United States. Jeff has lent his talents as a Senior Fire Investigator to Pie over the last 12 years.
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