Wildland Training

Protecting the Area of Origin

To know where to look for the evidence, fire investigators learn to “read” burned debris   By Jim Acker | FireRescue Magazine Volume 5 Issue 6 It’s that time of year again when we start preparing for the wildland fire ...

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Safety Zones & Escape Routes in the WUI

A well-chosen escape route is one that’s scouted ahead of time     By Chuck Sallade | FireRescue Magazine Volume 7 Issue 4 In WUI firefighting, our first concern is always life safety, followed by the preservation of property. Our ...

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Lolo Peak Fire Fatality Report

Type 2 Faller fatally struck by a falling snag     The Lolo Peak Fire was detected on July 15, 2017, at approximately 1430 (2:30 p.m.) in a unique section of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Bitterroot National Forest (Bitterroot NF) ...

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A Cohesive Strategy

Strategies for improving wildfire management     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13 Issue 6 Profound environmental and land use changes have contributed to longer and more devastating wildfire seasons. In response, the United States Government Accountability Office ...

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Colorado Wildfire Technical Rescue Training

REMS training with West Metro Fire Rescue     West Metro Fire Rescue – West Metro has launched a REMS team- a rapid extraction/extrication team- specially trained and assigned to rescue firefighters injured during wildland fires. The team’s first assignment ...

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Lessons Learned: St. Sebastian Burnover 2014

Prescribed fire entrapment and burnover     Wildland Fire LLC – This video describes the events that took place on the St. Sebastian Prescribed Fire Entrapment and Burnover in Florida on February 24, 2004.

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Wildfire Training in the Black Hills

Training at the Black Hills Interagency Fire School     SDPB – A week-long school for firefighter trainees is held annually at the Box Elder Job Corps Center near Nemo, South Dakota. The curriculum is a combination of classroom and ...

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