Wildland Training

Fireline Lookouts

An overview of LCES     Wildland Fire LLC – This video on fireline lookouts was produced by the USDA Forest Service, National Technology & Development Program (NTDP) and was released in March 2018.

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MAFFS Air Tanker Wildfire Training

C-130’s training with MAFFS     airailimages – C-130 crews from four airlift wings that have the specialized aerial firefighting assignment convened at McClellan Reload Base near Sacramento, California, in April 2018 for a week of training with the Modular ...

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Brighton, CO Wildland Fire Training

Drone video of training on several wildfire subjects     Brighton Fire Rescue District – Drone video captures wildland fire training at Station 52. The training focuses on apparatus familiarization with our new brush trucks, review of wildland strategies and ...

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FDIC 2018: Wildfire Structure Triage

An FDIC 2018 training event     Todd McNeal Chief Twain Harte (CA) Fire Department Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. REGISTER NOW The class provides company officers and firefighters with the current tactical information necessary to ...

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Leaf Blower, Prescribed Burn Review

Leafblower uses and limitations tested   (YouTube)   bdelder42 – We perform a burnout operation around a dry wood deck at the Iowa Cooperative Burn Week in the Loess Hills. Here you get to see more of what the leaf ...

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Eating Away a Threat

Goats help mitigate wildland understory to reduce fire severity   A herd of 300 goats is being used by South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue and the city of Castle Pines to mitigate landscape infrastructure around three neighborhoods. (Photos courtesy of ...

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New Mexico Crews Ready for Wildfire Season

Wildfire training in Bernalillo County     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB4) – It may still be winter, but firefighters in Bernalillo County are already stepping up their wildfire training. Saturday was a red-flag warning day, which is uncommon in February. It’s ...

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Full Alignment

Three predictors of fire behavior: weather, topography, and fuel   There are three predictors when calculating fire behavior in the wildland-urban interface (WUI): weather, topography, and fuel. (Photo by Pixabay.)   By Seth Barker | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13, Issue ...

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California Thomas Fire LODD Information Report

One firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries   View of the entrapment site looking northwest (CAL FIRE)   CAL FIRE On December 13, 2017, a CAL FIRE engine strike team was assigned to a part of the Thomas Fire ...

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