Soldiers Learn Cold Trailing Technique

By Spc. Adeline WitherspoonSeptember 10, 2017

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, completes initial tactical training with civilian firefighters working with the U.S. Forest Service in the Umpqua National Forest, Umpqua North Complex, Oregon, Sept. 8. The Soldiers were taught to check for hot spots under the scorched forest floor, by feeling for heat with the backs of their hands. This technique is known as cold trailing. (U.S. Army photos by Pvt. Adeline Witherspoon, 20th Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, completes initial tactical training with civilian firefighters working with the U.S. Forest Service in the Umpqua National Forest, Umpqua North Complex, Oregon, Sept. 8. The Soldiers were taught to check for hot spots under the scorched forest floor, by feeling for heat with the backs of their hands. This technique is known as cold trailing. (U.S. Army photos by Pvt. Adeline Witherspoon, 20th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Spc. Adeline Witherspoon) VIEW ORIGINAL