NBC News Senior Coordinating Producer Al Henkel discusses the dangers of covering a fire and how to be prepared before going out to cover a wildfire. If you are going out to cover a fire, make sure you bring the right gear, wear all your personal protective equipment and get properly trained.
As we build more houses in the woods, and have disagreements about forest management, we’re going to cover more fires. 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.