Tag Archives: FireRescue Magazine

Safety Zones & Escape Routes in the WUI

A well-chosen escape route is one that’s scouted ahead of time     By Chuck Sallade | FireRescue Magazine Volume 7 Issue 4 In WUI firefighting, our first concern is always life safety, followed by the preservation of property. Our ...

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A Cohesive Strategy

Strategies for improving wildfire management     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13 Issue 6 Profound environmental and land use changes have contributed to longer and more devastating wildfire seasons. In response, the United States Government Accountability Office ...

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Do the Right Thing!

The right things are the projects that probably have not been addressed because of the amount of work that goes along with them     Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural Firefighter Health and Safety Cancer Symposium ...

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To the Editor: Rein in the Renegades

A reader response to a FireRescue Magazine article     The article, “Reign in the Renegades,” by Alan Carlson in the April 2018 edition of Fire Rescue Magazine, contains several references to NFPA Technical Committees, NFPA’s standards development process, and ...

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Rein in the Renegades

Challenging criticisms from the NFPA   Division between the NWCG Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee and some members of the NFPA Fire Investigation Technical Committee leads to confusion By Alan Carlson | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13, Issue 4 “It’s time to ...

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Hotshots

The firefighter’s firefighter   Panorama of the Geronimo Interagency Hotshot Crew as they keep watch on their burnout along a forest road. The Geronimo Hotshots are from the San Carlos Apache Tribal Natural Resources Program, in San Carlos, Arizona. (USDA ...

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Eating Away a Threat

Goats help mitigate wildland understory to reduce fire severity   A herd of 300 goats is being used by South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue and the city of Castle Pines to mitigate landscape infrastructure around three neighborhoods. (Photos courtesy of ...

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Full Alignment

Three predictors of fire behavior: weather, topography, and fuel   There are three predictors when calculating fire behavior in the wildland-urban interface (WUI): weather, topography, and fuel. (Photo by Pixabay.)   By Seth Barker | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13, Issue ...

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It’s Time to Meet the Challenge

Anchor and hold water delivery evolutions for structure fires in the wildland-urban interface     By Paul Shapiro | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 12   The following information is quoted from FIRESCOPE, which is an organization the state of ...

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Grow or Burn?

Understanding the paradox of fire exclusion in the WUI     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 11 According to the federal register of the United States, the wildland-urban interface (WUI) exists where humans and their development ...

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