AT&T donates $5,000 to Kansas firefighters for training

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Firefighters from across the state were in the Topeka area Friday for a boost in training.

The Soldier Township Fire Dept. hosted a session on combating wildfires as well as what to do if they become trapped in a fire.

Wildfires have become an increasing problem in Kansas. Wildfires have burned more than 650,000 acres in the last year alone.

Of course the training isn't free. To help curb costs AT&T is donating $5,000 to the Kansas State Firefighters Association.

Mike Scott, the President of AT&T Kansas said, "This is just a good association that we knew needed the help with the resources and with the training since their work is so vital here in Kansas."

Scott says this donation is just one way AT&T shows its appreciation for Kansas firefighters.