Tag Archives: shelters

Burnover at California Wildfire

Two firefighters hurt and an engine destroyed     EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Cal Fire has opened an investigation into how a local fire department’s fire engine was burnt over, leaving two firefighters hurt during the Country Fire in ...

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U.S. Attempt to Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails

Decrease in number of deployments annually led to decision to keep current model     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in ...

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Alabaugh Fire (SD) Shelter Deployment and Case Study

Review of shelter deployment in 2007 South Dakota fire     National Interagency Fire Center – Alabaugh Fire fire shelter deployment. Alabaugh Canyon Case Study Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center: Alabaugh Fire (2007)  

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Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   During my recent research project on climate change and wildfires, I learned that the fire shelters that wildland firefighters carry are not capable of protecting them from flames and high temperatures. ...

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Plan to Improve Wildfire Shelters Fails

Improvement efforts unable to meet deadline   KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters ...

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