Safely Covering Wildfires

NBC News Senior Coordinating Producer Al Henkel discusses the dangers of covering a fire and how to be prepared before covering wildfires. If you are going out to report on a fire, make sure you bring the right gear. Journalists should also wear all personal protective equipment and get properly trained when covering wildfires.

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“As we build more houses in the woods, and have disagreements about forest management, we’re going to cover more fires,” Henkel said. “If you don’t know what to do, ask a firefighter. They would rather share tips on how to be safe, than have to come rescue you when you are in over your head.”

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