Wildland Firefighting

Meet Cal Fire’s First Female Helicopter Pilot

Helitack Pilot Desiree Horton talks about fighting wildfires from above     ABC News/aviatrix99 – Smoke plumes and an orange glow render the typically picturesque tree-lined view above hazy mountains into a nightmarish, apocalyptic scene. Shouts declaring “brush fire!,” echo ...

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Entiat Hotshots 2019

A look at this year’s fire season work     Entiat IHC Crew Media – 2019 Entiat Hotshots The Entiat Interagency Hotshot Crew is a 20-person wildland fire fighting crew governed by the US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service, ...

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Mill Creek Hotshots 2019

The 2019 fire season with a California crew     Crh. L. – MillCreek Hotshots 2019 The Mill Creek Hotshots are a 20 person, Region 5, California Hotshot Crew. The crew has a history that dates back to 1975. At ...

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Tatanka Hotshots Crew Video

South Dakota hotshots     Charred N. Gray – Thanks fellas. Be safe this year. See you around. Thumb wrestling vid courtesy of Lolo. I don’t own the rights to any of the music. The Black Hills National Forest is ...

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A Look Back: Woolsey Fire Rescue

A look back at a wildfire rescue     The video was recorded Nov. 9 as LAFD Air Operations pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith battled the Woolsey Fire, which was raging through the Santa Monica Mountains toward Malibu. Video: ...

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Photographing Wildfires

AP photographers face risks capturing firefighting efforts     By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ Associated Press Dressed in flame-resistant clothes, heavy boots and carrying my two cameras, I spent a few minutes walking around and surveying the scene before starting to ...

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