Wildland Training

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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The Roaring Lion

Strategies for community preplanning for WUI incidents   A fire department needs to have a plan. The community needs to have a plan to support or be supported by the fire department. (Photo by author.) Seth Barker | FireRescue Magazine, ...

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Nevada Fire Crews Prepare for Wildfire Season

Training underway as Carpenter 1 Fire anniversary approaches     LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — July 1 marks four years since the massive Carpenter 1 fire that burned 28,000 acres up on Mount Charleston. It’s an anniversary firefighters would just ...

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Alabaugh Fire (SD) Shelter Deployment and Case Study

Review of shelter deployment in 2007 South Dakota fire     National Interagency Fire Center – Alabaugh Fire fire shelter deployment. Alabaugh Canyon Case Study Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center: Alabaugh Fire (2007)  

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Canyon Fire Entrapment, 2016

Review of entrapment and shelter deployment   Wildland Fire LLC – Canyon fire entrapment and shelter deployment on September 19, 2016. This incident occurred on the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Read the report here.

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