Firefighting

Fire Chief Hospitalized with Burns at NC Wildfire

Mark Price The Charlotte Observer (MCT)A firefighter remains hospitalized after suffering multiple burns during a wildfire in western North Carolina, according to Otto Fire and Rescue in Macon County. The firefighter was identified as department Chief Terry Rholetter...

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Podcast: ‘Life with Fire’ with Amanda Monthei

Podcast: ‘Life with Fire’ with Amanda Monthei

When Amanda Monthei was growing up, she actually thought about becoming an archeologist. She always knew she wanted to write, but becoming a wildland firefighter? That was not on her radar until much later.  “I had some girlfriends who’d been doing it and I was...

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WATERAX: Supporting What We Believe In

WATERAX: Supporting What We Believe In

This is WATERAX’s third year sponsoring the Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-Grant, part of the Smokey Generation Wildland Fire Oral History Project.  The grants are awarded to deserving writers and creative people, many with frontline...

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Lightweight Respirator on the Way for Wildland Firefighters

Lightweight Respirator on the Way for Wildland Firefighters

Source: USFA Wildland firefighters are exposed to many of the same naturally occurring respiratory hazards as structural firefighters. They are also exposed to many of the same man-made respiratory hazards, especially when fighting fires in or near the wildland urban...

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