Tag Archives: Coronavirus

U.S. Wildland Firefighting Force Urged to Get Vaccinated

Camps to operate with multiple precautions to reduce coronavirus infections     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With a potentially ferocious wildfire season threatening to ignite across the western U.S., a push is on to persuade ...

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USFA: Wyoming On-Duty Death

Assistant chief contracted COVID-19 while on a wildfire assignment     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini, 67, of Laramie County Fire District #2 ...

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Pandemic Adds Risk to Dangerous Job of Firefighting

Any outbreak that ripples through a camp could easily sideline crews     By MATT VOLZ Kaiser Health News HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Jon Paul was leery entering his first wildfire camp of the year late last month to fight ...

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Wildland Firefighter in Idaho Test Positive for Coronavirus

Firefighter and others isolated and returned home     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wildland firefighter who was working with about 270 other people on a small fire in Idaho has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. The Idaho ...

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