A team of 20 Delaware firefighters is in Colorado after being deployed to help battle wildfires there. Delaware Forest Service says the team will be positioned in the Rocky Mountain area, which has reported five new fires and has six uncontained large fires.
Wildfire crews are comprised of men and women of varying ages and backgrounds who represent a mix of public agencies, nonprofit groups, volunteer fire companies, and private citizens. Despite its small size, Delaware has earned an outstanding reputation on the national firefighting scene. Delaware also sent a crew to the Rocky Mountain area last summer.