Wildland/WUI LODD

New Mexico Firefighter Succumbs to Burns

Nara Visa firefighter was one of two burned fighting brush fires     NARA VISA, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico volunteer firefighter has died after suffering from burns while fighting a fire. Lightning caused several brush fires Wednesday night ...

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Wildfire Kills Firefighter in South Africa

One dead and one seriously burned in Southern Cape   CAPE TOWN, South Africa – One firefighter has been killed and another injured while fighting wildfires that have already claimed four other victims. Independent Media and the African News Agency ...

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New Memorial for Granite Mountain Hotshots

Path along hallowed ground honors fallen 19 hotshots   NBC News – Four years after the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history, a memorial has been erected to honor and remember the 19 firefighters who were killed.  

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Report Highlights Tree Strike in California Tanker Crash

S-2T tanker went down while fighting a fire in the Yosemite National Park   JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just ...

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Falling Tree Kills California Inmate Firefighter

Firefighter Beck succumbed to injuries while working a fire line     California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that an inmate firefighter has died as the result of ...

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Pilot Killed in Crash at New Zealand Wildfire

Helicopter went down while fighting Port Hills fires   CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (stuff.co.nz) – The pilot of a helicopter has died after it crashed in Christchurch’s Port Hills while battling a blaze. A man died in a helicopter crash while ...

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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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Former Hotshot Files Lawsuit over Arizona Wildfire Tragedy

Supervisor claims material is being concealed Image from Granite Mountain Hotshot Christopher MacKenzie’s video clips shortly after 4:00 p.m. on June 30, 2013.   PHOENIX (AP) — A former hotshot supervisor in Payson has sued the federal government over the ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: Wildland Firefighter Dies during Pack Test

Wildland firefighter dies from hyperthermia in Arizona test On June 6, 2015, a 30-year-old male seasonal wildland fire fighter (FF) was completing the arduous duty work capacity test (“pack test”). After walking 3 miles with a 45-pound pack in 40 ...

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USFA: Oregon Smokejumper Succumbs to Injury

Smokejumper had fallen while traveling back from Southeast wildfire   The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Smokejumper Ray Rubio, 52, of the Redmond Smokejumpers – Redmond Air Center, Deschutes National Forest on December 19, 2016. ...

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