Wildland Training

Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?

A look at a benefit of fire   When properly monitored, prescribed, and contained, these fires can act as a fuel treatment. (Photos by Shutterstock.) Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 4 A fire that burns out of ...

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Longer and Longer

As our weather patterns and climate grow more erratic, fire seasons will become more difficult to predict Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 3 This year, we saw a rise in intense wildfires across the United States and ...

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Are You Ready?

Changing wildfire seasons and being prepared for mutual-aid calls Get your departments trained to always have in their minds that wildland fires can happen any time of the year. (Photo by Tod Sudmeier.) By Brad Davidson | FireRescue Magazine, Volume ...

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Nevada Cut Staff for Prescribed Burn Turned Wildfire

Investigation finds mistakes that led to October wildfire Hand crews finish up work on the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims Wildland Supervisor after Training

Investigators conclude that the exertion of the training precipitated the heart attack On June 10, 2015, a 33-year-old career, seasonal wildland fire superintendent (the “Superintendent”) completed physical fitness training. The training included a 1.8-mile trail run on a trail over ...

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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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