Wildland/WUI LODD

LODD Anniversary: Career Federal Fire Fighter Dies from Injuries Sustained at Arizona Prescribed Burn

Remember the fallen with lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On May 14, 2003, a career federal fire fighter (the victim) was severely burned while working at a prescribed burn operation. The prescribed burn ...

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NFFF IC to IC Discussion: Yarnell Hill Fire with Chief Eric Kriwer

Insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a LODD     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation   The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation launched its Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander (IC to IC) Network in 2020 to support incident commanders involved in ...

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Dry Conditions, Wind, Contributed to Fatal China Wildfire

18 firefighters and guide killed in blaze     BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say dry conditions, high temperatures and a sudden change in wind direction all contributed to the deaths of 19 people in a forest fire in mountainous ...

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Firefighters Among 19 Killed in Forest Fire in China

Wildfire in same area of previous fatal fire     BEIJING (AP) — Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and hundreds of reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearby residents, ...

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Preliminary Report Released on C-130 Tanker Crash in Australia

American crew killed in crash on January 23, 2020     Australian Transport Safety Bureau The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into the collision with terrain of a Lockheed C-130 large air ...

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USFA: Nebraska On-Duty Death

Firefighter collapsed after grass fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper, 46, of the Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad on February 23, 2020. On ...

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Report: Washington Assistant Chief Killed in Burnover

Johnson was caught without his coat and was overtaken by flames     Spring Coulee Fire Facilitated Learning Analysis Sunday, September 1, 2019 dawned a beautiful day in the Okanogan Valley. Many of the area’s volunteer firefighters, including those from ...

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California Firefighters Return from Australia

Bodies of two in tanker crash sent home     By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the wildland firefighters, fresh off a long flight from Australia, strode into a Los Angeles fire station Wednesday morning, Marvin ...

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Bodies of American Tanker Crew Recovered from Australia Wildfire Crash

Bodies and voice recorder retrieved     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire ...

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Australia Works to Recover Bodies of American Tanker Crew

Canadian-based company identifies C-130 crew     SYDNEY (AP) — The American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down in New South Wales state, investigators ...

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