Wildland/WUI LODD

Firefighter Killed in Rollover Near California Wildfire

Tender rolled down a grade in Napa County   NAPA, Calif. (KGO) – Officials said a fire crew member died Monday after veering off Oakville Grade Road near a wildfire that was getting dangerously close to wineries in Napa. Cal ...

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Wildfire Growth, Part 1

A danger in the face of climate change   Climate change has produced extreme weather that supports extended wildfire seasons and destructive wildfires. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/www.fire-image.com.)   Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 7 The projected ...

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USFA: California Battalion Chief Killed in Crash

Chief Helming was returning from the Railroad Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Battalion Chief Gary Helming, 47, of the Los Padres National Forest – Santa Lucis District on August 31, 2017. ...

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Procession Held for Vista Grande Hotshot

California hotshot was killed fighting the Lolo Peak fire   MISSOULA (KTVQ) – A procession for Vista Grande Hotshot Brent Witham was held on Monday at 9 a.m. in Missoula. The procession route began at the Garden City Funeral Home ...

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USFA: Forest Service On-Duty Death

Vista Grande Hotshot killed fighting Montana wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Brent M. Witham, 29, of the U.S. Forest Service on August 2, 2017. Firefighter Brent Witham was struck and ...

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Firefighter Killed Fighting Montana Wildfire

Falling tree kills firefighter at Lolo Peak fire   LOLO, Montana – A firefighter was killed on Wednesday afternoon while fighting the Lolo Peak wildfire southwest of Lolo, Montana according to KHQ and Missoula County Sheriff T. J. McDermott. Local ...

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Falling Tree Kills Firefighter in Montana

19-year old firefighter killed by falling tree snag   MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff’s officials say ...

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USFA: Inmate Firefighter Succumbs to Chainsaw Injury

CAL FIRE Inmate Firefighter Anaya was injured while clearing brush       The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Frank Anaya, 22, of CALFIRE on July 11, 2017. Inmate Firefighter Frank Anaya was ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Fire Engine Operator Jaros collapsed during a conditioning hike     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Engine Operator William “Bill” Jaros, 38, of the Six Rivers National Forest –  Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River ...

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USFA: New Mexico On-Duty Death

Volunteer firefighter burned during wildfire   The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter John C. Cammack, 74, of the Nara Visa Fire Department on June 22, 2017. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, while attempting to ...

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