Tag Archives: Wildland Firefighting

Windward

Strategies for making WUI incidents safer Jennifer DeShon | From the September 2016 Issue of FireRescue   I should have known. I was the one who had grabbed the map trying to figure out exactly where it was going to ...

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Fire in the Third Dimension

Strategies for effectively applying intelligent aggression By Todd McNeal From the August 2016 Issue of FireRescue With no shortage of press coverage on the historic drought conditions in the West, most wildland firefighters with potential to respond know the dire ...

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Deadly Wildfire Causes Chaos in Portugal

Four people are dead as 13 major fires sweep the nation   BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A wildfire swept overnight into Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s Madeira Islands, killing three elderly people and injuring hundreds as ...

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Scientists Concerned Wildfire Retardant is Harmful to Aquatic Life

Studies find chemicals in fire retardant are harmful to fish and frogs STEVE SCAUZILLO and DAVID DOWNEY, The Press Enterprise The five hillside homes in Stevenson Ranch resemble the board game Candyland. Brown roofs were turned bright pink. Green shrubs ...

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Traditional Fire Organizations and WUI Firefighting

Understand the basics needed for determining your department’s WUI capabilities Alex Rivera from the July 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine In my short 17-year fire career, I have had the experience of operating on many wildland/urban interface (WUI) incidents that ...

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Hot, Hard Days Ahead for California Firefighters

Firefighters battle two wildfires in high temperatures and rugged terrain. CHRISTOPHER WEBER and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but ...

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West Coast Heat Wave Challenges Firefighters

Weather is making it difficult for fire crews in Southern California   LOS ANGELES (AP) — An intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico threatened to make the fight against Southern California wildfires more difficult Monday. ...

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