Tag Archives: Wildland Training

The Vineyard 2 Fire

How a grass fire changed the way a 130-year-old fire department does business   Fire behavior had changed dramatically because of afternoon heat and high winds that were gusting up to 60 mph from the north. (author photo)   By ...

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Brilliance in the Basics

Developing master proficiency with “everyday” tools to find success   When identifying the target hazards in a community, the wildland-urban interface threat seems to weigh heavy on most of the minds of those who live in it as we ramp ...

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Wildland LODD Review: California Burnover 2004

Lessons learned from Sept. 12, 2004 tragedy   Incident scene (NIOSH photo)   On September 12, 2004, a 24-year-old female career fire fighter (the victim) died while conducting an initial attack at a wildland fire. Read the Report Career Helitack ...

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No More Surprises

Strategies for managing the unexpected during suppression efforts   Todd McNeal | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 6 One of the most imperative responsibilities of the company officer at a wildland incident is to quickly and constantly evaluate the potential ...

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Wildland Firefighting School

View from the Squad Boss at fire school     Mid-Valley Media Group – Squad boss Ryan Harrison gives us a first had view of what it’s like to be on the front lines at the Interagency Wildland Firefighting School ...

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Freezeout Ridge Fire, Longline Extraction

Lessons from the medevac of a critically injured firefighter WildlandFireLLC – Emergency Longline Extraction on the Freezeout Ridge Fire, September 21, 2014, 1941 hrs. Firefighter Injury, Freezeout Ridge Fire, 72-hr. Report Freezeout Ridge Fire, Facilitated Learning Analysis  

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The Roaring Lion

Strategies for community preplanning for WUI incidents   A fire department needs to have a plan. The community needs to have a plan to support or be supported by the fire department. (Photo by author.) Seth Barker | FireRescue Magazine, ...

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Nevada Fire Crews Prepare for Wildfire Season

Training underway as Carpenter 1 Fire anniversary approaches     LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — July 1 marks four years since the massive Carpenter 1 fire that burned 28,000 acres up on Mount Charleston. It’s an anniversary firefighters would just ...

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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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