Wildland Training

Crew Boss, 1962

Training for crew bosses in a Forest Service dramatization   Jeff Kline – Released in 1962, this training film was designed to assist in training forest fire crew bosses. It dramatizes a crew boss and a project work crew on ...

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Looking Back at the 2016 Wildland Season

This year was once again an extremely busy wildland fire season It should be no surprise that the wildland fuels burn with the intensity observed because of the status of the fuel loading and prolonged drought in many geographic regions ...

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Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety   National Volunteer Fire Council The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released the results of a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) that studied firefighter occupational health ...

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North Peace Smokejumpers

A look at the BCFS Para-attack Program   North Peace Smokejumpers – Assembled by CJ a few summers ago. For more recent information head to over to smokejumper.ca

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Windward

Strategies for making WUI incidents safer Jennifer DeShon | From the September 2016 Issue of FireRescue   I should have known. I was the one who had grabbed the map trying to figure out exactly where it was going to ...

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Fire in the Third Dimension

Strategies for effectively applying intelligent aggression By Todd McNeal From the August 2016 Issue of FireRescue With no shortage of press coverage on the historic drought conditions in the West, most wildland firefighters with potential to respond know the dire ...

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Traditional Fire Organizations and WUI Firefighting

Understand the basics needed for determining your department’s WUI capabilities Alex Rivera from the July 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine In my short 17-year fire career, I have had the experience of operating on many wildland/urban interface (WUI) incidents that ...

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Cognitive Resiliency

Todd McNeal looks at developing cognitive resiliency at the engine company level. By Todd McNeal Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | From the June 2016 Issue of FireRescue There is no question that the complexity of the wildland fire environment ...

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Improved Situational Preparedness

First-arriving resources have far less time to accurately size up the expanding incident, implement strategic objectives, and direct tactical actions that result in a positive outcome.   TODD MCNEAL | From the May 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine Over the ...

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Working with Aircraft

The application and tactical benefits of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft   TODD MCNEAL | From the April 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine As the wildland fire conditions continue to increase in intensity each year throughout the West, wildland firefighters have ...

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