FDIC 2020: WUI Considerations for Structural Firefighters

Skills and considerations for the WUI fire attack

 

 

Tom Aurnhammer
Regional Member
San Juan County, NM Fire Department

Friday, April 24, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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This class examines some of the wildland firefighting skills and considerations structural firefighters need to be safe and effective when performing an initial attack on a wildland urban interface (WUI) fire in their jurisdiction and when interacting with state and federal wildland firefighter agencies.

Wildland firefighting tactics are described and compared with structural firefighting.

Firefighter safety and risk management in the WUI and wildland tactics such as direct attack, indirect attack, parallel attack, and backfiring are addressed.

See also  Surprise, AZ SVI Type VI Wildland Unit

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Skills and considerations for the WUI fire attack     Tom Aurnhammer Regional Member San Juan County, NM Fire Department Friday, April 24, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. REGISTER This class examines some of the wildland firefighting skills and considerations structural firefighters need to be safe and effective when performing an initial attack on […]

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