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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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Help or Hinder?

The problem with drones and wildland fires The camera-mounted mini-aircraft are popular for getting a look at areas that might otherwise be difficult to access or restricted for people. (Photo by iStock.)   By Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine January ...

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Tennessee Prosecutor Blocks Information on Wildfire Arson

Attorney General Dunn says prosecution could be jeopardized Fire erupts on both side of Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. In Gatlinburg, smoke and fire caused the mandatory evacuation of downtown and surrounding areas, ...

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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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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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Wildfires Threaten Homes across Western States

Fire crews battle several fires amid dry, hot weather   LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara was half-surrounded and held in check, though firefighters were ...

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Video: Firefighters Deployed to Fort McMurray Undergo Testing of Smoke Exposure

University of Alberta begins testing firefighters at wildfire for smoke exposure   Related in FireRescue Magazine: Breathe Deep (Davies) A look at the importance of lung and heart health for firefighters and presents strategies for keeping them healthy Options for ...

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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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