Dan Carroll with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Park Rapids opened the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning spring season with a presentation about fighting wildfires from the air.

A Park Rapids native, Carroll describes himself as a Firewise specialist – a designation related to educating residents about wildfire – and an air tactical group supervisor, also known as air attack.

At the HCLL program on March 3, he explained air attack as a sort of airborne air traffic controller, coordinating the movements of firefighters on the ground and other aircraft from a high-altitude orbit above a wildland fire.

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