Wildland Training

Horse Park Fire Entrapment

Lessons from a 2018 narrow escape     “At that time, I was thinking: ‘Is this how it all ends?’ Then I thought of my wife. She is going to be so mad at me! I thought of my four-month-old ...

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Report Highlights Close Calls in Camp Fire

“We had several angels over us that day,”     By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press On the first day fighting the deadly Northern California wildfire that destroyed the city of Paradise last month, a crew setting a back burn to ...

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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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Wildland Firefighters Want to be Sure Everyone Goes Home®

Wildland firefighters from around the country say the status quo about safety must change. Too many wildland firefighters are dying and getting hurt. This is the key message from a series of listening sessions the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) ...

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Shelter Deployment: Mudd Fire, Nevada 2006

Lessons learned     On August 23, 2006, approximately 5:41 p.m. a burnover and fire shelter deployment occurred involving a BLM type VI engine near mile marker 37 on State Route 225 located in Elko County, Nevada. While suppressing a ...

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Lessons Learned: Horse Park Fire Entrapment

Narrow escape from Horse Park Fire in Colorado     Two crew members were scouting a road for a potential burnout operation when their truck became stuck. They were unable to free the truck before the fire began to overtake ...

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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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