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Changing wildfire seasons and being prepared for mutual-aid calls

Get your departments trained to always have in their minds that wildland fires can happen any time of the year. (Photo by Tod Sudmeier.)

By Brad Davidson | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 2


When the summer months are hot and dry in Colorado, that’s when you are expecting wildland fires to grow rapidly and cause lots of havoc. Your crews are a little more ready and may have been out on deployments for wildland fires, maybe in state or traveled out of state to help other agencies on wildland fires. But with the weather patterns and the lack of moisture, October 2016 was just as busy and devastating as the hot summer mo


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