AirFire helps organize 2nd Annual Air Resource Advisor training

The AirFire team,working closely with interagency leads from around the country, has helped organize and hold the 2nd Annual Air Resource Advisor training.  This training is developing a cadre of Technical Specialists that can be deployed to Incident Management Teams and Area Commands during wildfire events.  The Air Resource Advisors (ARAs) act to develop and interpret smoke information for use by Incident Command, and act as a liaison for coordinating information transfer between interested parties, including from the fire to local air and public health agencies.  The 2nd Annual Air Resource Advisor training was held May 5-8 in Boise.