Five Jackson County fire departments will practice working together this week to fight large wildfires.

Five Jackson County fire departments will practice working together this week to fight large wildfires.

The training is set for Wednesday through Friday. Trucks from Medford Fire-Rescue, Jackson County Fire District No. 3, Jackson County Fire District No. 5, Ashland Fire & Rescue and Applegate Fire will gather in the old Talent Walmart's parking lot Wednesday morning before heading to Camp Baker Road for hands-on training.

Skills will include structure protection, hose pack use, mobile attack, and water tender use. Training should conclude by noon each day, organizers said.