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Cognitive Resiliency

Todd McNeal looks at developing cognitive resiliency at the engine company level. By Todd McNeal Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | From the June 2016 Issue of FireRescue There is no question that the complexity of the wildland fire environment ...

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Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew Deploys Fire Shelters in AZ Blaze

POTRERO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfires burning in the U.S. West: Firefighters who deployed their fire shelters this week while battling an Arizona blaze were part of the Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew. Six firefighters in the 20-member ...

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What Gear Should Wildland Firefighters Pack?

  Wildland firefighters need the strength to not only fight fires, but to take along everything they need for a day’s or more work in their backpacks. Depending on your particular job, the gear and equipment requirements will vary. The ...

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States That Spark [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wildland fires can be terrifying and devastating, so it doesn’t hurt to be informed. Take a look at the data above to see where wildfires occur most often. Wildfire Facts Roughly 90% of wildland fires in the U.S. are started ...

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Structure Protection Equipment Against the Threat of Wildfire

When encouraging preparedness against the threat of wildfire we should always consider the human dynamics at play. There is a physiological impact related to the loss of homes during a wildfire event. The emotional repercussions of losing personal belongings are ...

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Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season

We would like to believe the Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, wildland fire that started on May 2, 2016, was a unique, catastrophic event. Approximately 2,400 houses and buildings were destroyed when fire crossed containment boundaries. However, fire science experts believe ...

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A History of Fire Pumps

The humble water pump is considered by some to be the greatest invention for fire suppression, saving lives and sparing property from fire devastation.   If speed and water are the two components in stopping fires, then portable water pumps ...

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National Firefighter – About Us

National Fire Fighter Corp. is a family-owned business in Eugene, Oregon dedicated to helping our customers protect themselves, their families, their businesses, their communities and property from the devastating consequences of fire by delivering exceptional service and quality products in ...

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New Cameras Keep Electronic Eye on Western Wildfires

HAVEN DALEY, Associated Press Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 ELDORADO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews ...

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Dry Thunderstorms Raise Risk of Utah Wildfires

Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fire officials say Utah will have a higher risk for wildfires this week as dry thunderstorms are expected to move in. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land ...

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