Tag Archives: FireRescue Magazine

Packing a Red Bag

Make sure that you are always ready to go     Tim Ryan | FireRescue Magazine Packing for a fire assignment can be a daunting task, particularly because many fire assignments come with short notice. Developing a system to have ...

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Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine During my recent research project on climate change and wildfires, I learned that the fire shelters that wildland firefighters carry are not capable of protecting ...

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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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Structural Triage in the WUI Incident

Categorizing our “patients,” or structures By Rich Cowger, FireRescue Magazine Volume 7, Issue 6 In a recent article, I reviewed the concept of pre-incident structural triage in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) and the tasks you should complete during your assessment ...

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The Basics of Firefighter Safety in the Wildland Urban Interface

Review these mission basics   By Bill Troup, FireRescue Magazine Volume 8, Issue 3 Fighting fires in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) presents many unique challenges. Every year there are regular accounts of entrapments and other close calls, and WUI firefighting ...

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Traditional Fire Organizations and WUI Firefighting

Without infrastructure, WUI doesn’t exist   By Alex Rivera, FireRescue Magazine Issue 6 | Volume 1 In my short 17-year fire career, I have had the experience of operating on many wildland/urban interface (WUI) incidents that have tested the most ...

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Mapping the WUI

Determine the values at risk and where they’re located     By Tim Ryan, FireRescue Magazine Issue 6 | Volume 8 As we all know, situational awareness (SA) is a key factor in firefighter safety. Accident investigators often find that ...

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Safety Zones & Escape Routes in the WUI

A well-chosen escape route is one that’s scouted ahead of time     By Chuck Sallade | FireRescue Magazine Volume 7 Issue 4 In WUI firefighting, our first concern is always life safety, followed by the preservation of property. Our ...

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A Cohesive Strategy

Strategies for improving wildfire management     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13 Issue 6 Profound environmental and land use changes have contributed to longer and more devastating wildfire seasons. In response, the United States Government Accountability Office ...

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Do the Right Thing!

The right things are the projects that probably have not been addressed because of the amount of work that goes along with them     Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural Firefighter Health and Safety Cancer Symposium ...

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