Author Archives: Bill Carey

No More Surprises

Strategies for managing the unexpected during suppression efforts   Todd McNeal | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 6 One of the most imperative responsibilities of the company officer at a wildland incident is to quickly and constantly evaluate the potential ...

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Falling Tree Kills Firefighter in Montana

19-year old firefighter killed by falling tree snag   MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff’s officials say ...

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Granite Mountain Hotshots Movie Trailer

What do you think? Will you watch it?     Sony Pictures – All men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story ...

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Thousands Flee Wildfire Near Yosemite Park

Wildfire has destroyed dozens of structures     By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but ...

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California Wildfire Triples in Size

Fire in central California has burned 17 square miles   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire burning in central California tripled in size Monday, forcing more people from their homes as firefighters battle the day-old blaze burning in steep areas ...

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