Wildland Training

Class A Foam: Applications for Structural and Wildland Firefighting

Register for this training event from Fire Engineering     This discussion will cover the properties, applications and benefits of using Class A foam while performing wildland or structural fire suppression during all phases of the response. Join us for ...

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Cedar Fire Entrapment Report, Arizona

June 2016 fire trapped a Navajo Interagency Hotshot Crew     Wildland Fire LLC – This is the Cedar Fire Entrapment Briefing video which supports the Cedar Fire Factual Report. To access the report follow this link. Cedar Fire Entrapment/Fire ...

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Stop, Think, and Talk Before Acting

Working to mitigate threats to our safety     WildlandFireLLC – The Forest Service continues on a journey to build safe, rewarding and resilient workplaces for all employees. Life-Work dialogues build upon our sincere commitment to continually improve employee well-being ...

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Michigan Crew Boss Academy Develops Firefighters into Leaders

10-day class for wildland firefighters develops leadership   Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Targeted News Service LANSING, Mich. – Three dozen wildland firefighters from around the country knew for sure they were going to find a lot of class work ...

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The Vineyard 2 Fire

How a grass fire changed the way a 130-year-old fire department does business   Fire behavior had changed dramatically because of afternoon heat and high winds that were gusting up to 60 mph from the north. (author photo)   By ...

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Brilliance in the Basics

Developing master proficiency with “everyday” tools to find success   When identifying the target hazards in a community, the wildland-urban interface threat seems to weigh heavy on most of the minds of those who live in it as we ramp ...

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Wildland LODD Review: California Burnover 2004

Lessons learned from Sept. 12, 2004 tragedy   Incident scene (NIOSH photo)   On September 12, 2004, a 24-year-old female career fire fighter (the victim) died while conducting an initial attack at a wildland fire. Read the Report Career Helitack ...

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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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Wildland Firefighting School

View from the Squad Boss at fire school     Mid-Valley Media Group – Squad boss Ryan Harrison gives us a first had view of what it’s like to be on the front lines at the Interagency Wildland Firefighting School ...

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Freezeout Ridge Fire, Longline Extraction

Lessons from the medevac of a critically injured firefighter WildlandFireLLC – Emergency Longline Extraction on the Freezeout Ridge Fire, September 21, 2014, 1941 hrs. Firefighter Injury, Freezeout Ridge Fire, 72-hr. Report Freezeout Ridge Fire, Facilitated Learning Analysis  

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