VIDEO: Navy and Guam Fire Department Partner to Extinguish Weekend Grass Fire

Wildfires continue to ravage Guam, further exposing the need to ramp up prevention and mitigation efforts there.  

From the Source: 

"Navy Sailors and civilian firefighters partnered with the Guam Fire Department to extinguish a grassfire that affected approximately 20 acres of land on Nimitz Hill April 5-6. 

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 deployed a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter that conducted five daytime and five nighttime water drops while three U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Fire and Emergency Services (FES) crews fought the fire on the ground alongside Guam Fire Department counterparts.

'The dedication and professionalism of the pilots and crew of HSC-25 attest to the Navy’s commitment to preserve life and property,' said Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Mark Scovill. 'The day and night trainings they consistently conduct around the island prepare the crew to respond to emergencies such as the recent grassfires.'

Continuous training proved beneficial to the community as the blaze was extinguished preventing evacuation of nearby residents and damage to structures."

Uploaded by pncnews on 2014-04-07.