Tag Archives: Wildland Training

Protecting the Area of Origin

To know where to look for the evidence, fire investigators learn to “read” burned debris   By Jim Acker | FireRescue Magazine Volume 5 Issue 6 It’s that time of year again when we start preparing for the wildland fire ...

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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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Wildland Firefighters Want to be Sure Everyone Goes Home®

Wildland firefighters from around the country say the status quo about safety must change. Too many wildland firefighters are dying and getting hurt. This is the key message from a series of listening sessions the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) ...

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Shelter Deployment: Mudd Fire, Nevada 2006

Lessons learned     On August 23, 2006, approximately 5:41 p.m. a burnover and fire shelter deployment occurred involving a BLM type VI engine near mile marker 37 on State Route 225 located in Elko County, Nevada. While suppressing a ...

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Lessons Learned: Horse Park Fire Entrapment

Narrow escape from Horse Park Fire in Colorado     Two crew members were scouting a road for a potential burnout operation when their truck became stuck. They were unable to free the truck before the fire began to overtake ...

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Lolo Peak Fire Fatality Report

Type 2 Faller fatally struck by a falling snag     The Lolo Peak Fire was detected on July 15, 2017, at approximately 1430 (2:30 p.m.) in a unique section of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Bitterroot National Forest (Bitterroot NF) ...

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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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Colorado Wildfire Technical Rescue Training

REMS training with West Metro Fire Rescue     West Metro Fire Rescue – West Metro has launched a REMS team- a rapid extraction/extrication team- specially trained and assigned to rescue firefighters injured during wildland fires. The team’s first assignment ...

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Lessons Learned: St. Sebastian Burnover 2014

Prescribed fire entrapment and burnover     Wildland Fire LLC – This video describes the events that took place on the St. Sebastian Prescribed Fire Entrapment and Burnover in Florida on February 24, 2004.

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