Wildland Training

August Complex Fire Water Tender Rollover

Rapid Lesson Sharing     Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center At approximately 0755 hours on September 27th, August Complex South Zone communications was notified of a Water Tender accident via radio by another Water Tender Operator who was also working ...

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USFA: NIST Study Reveals Wildfire Evacuation Factors

A survey of residents who experienced the Chimney Tops 2 Fire leads to a better understanding of wildfire evacuations     United States Fire Administration In 2016, the fast-moving Chimney Tops 2 Fire in Tennessee killed 14 and injured over ...

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Rapid Lesson Sharing: Fork Fireline Explosives

Successful risk mitigation in difficult terrain   Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center By Eliot Pickett, Safety Officer Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 The Fork Fire presented very challenging issues in developing a containment strategy, primarily related to steep and ...

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Military Training for California Wildfires

Training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord     Defense Flash News 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion conducts training for California wildfires. The 14th BEB Soldiers are trained, ready, and capable to assist with the wildland firefighting mission and work hand-in-hand with professional ...

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Temporary Refuge Area Considerations and Options

Learn the major difference between a TRA and a safety zone     By Jerry Burke and Kelley Gouette | FireRescue Magazine Volume 7, Issue 9 During wildland/urban interface (WUI) fires, it’s become an all-too-common occurrence for firefighters to take ...

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The Benefits of Hard Decisions

Lessons from wildfire management     NRFireScience Lessons learned from wilderness fire management in the Northern Rockies. Intended to spark discussion about managing fire for resource benefit on public lands: including reasons behind using this management approach; factors that influence ...

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Using After-Action Reviews on Wildland/WUI Fire Incidents

What was the plan? What actually happened?     By Heath Cota and Matt Ginder | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 9 Issue 4   We had just returned from a marathon assignment chasing fires across Southern California. The crew was wrapping ...

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Wildland/WUI Pack Items

Some of the items that I feel are necessary     By Chuck Sallade | FireRescue Magazine, Issue 8 Volume 7 Working as a firefighter in Montana allows you to experience various types of fires and firefighting techniques. My department ...

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