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Eleven Mexican firefighters from Cuernavaca, Morelos, are at Bemidji State University participating in wildland firefighting training. Rolando Noyes, a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources firefighter from Cook, Minn., demonstrates the use of a firefighting shelter. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Wildland firefighting suppression training: Mexican firefighters train in Bemidji

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Traveling to northwest Minnesota from Mexico, 11 Mexican firefighters made Bemidji their destination for sharpening their wildland firefighting skills.


The firefighters arrived Sunday in Bemidji for a week of training in wildland fire suppression through classes taught by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The classes are being held at Bemidji State University.

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