Washington Governor Passes Wildfire Safety Test

June 6, 2014

Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark showed they’re fit enough to visit fire lines when wildfires break out.

They passed a safety exam called the work capacity test at Capitol Lake in Olympia on Wednesday, walking a mile in less than 15 minutes and quickly deploying an emergency fire shelter.

The test is required every season for officials or reporters who approach a wildfire.

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