Tag Archives: Texas

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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Wildfire LLC: Texas Dozer Swamper Broken Leg

“I just killed somebody. I just killed my ground man.”     Wildfire Lessons Learned Center and Texas A&M Forest Service On Sunday, January 17, 2021, Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) resources responded to the Tractor Fire in Burnet County, ...

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Austin Fire Department Prepares for Intense Wildfire Season

Austin firefighters prepare for busy wildfire season     Wildland Firefighter Staff AUSTIN, Texas – Austin firefighters have been watching the forecasts and are preparing for a very busy wildfire season. KXAN reports that the latest drought monitor update has ...

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Texas Canyon Hotshots Interview

One of 14 hand crews working on the Creek Fire     Creek Fire Information The Texas Canyon Hotshots are one of 14 hand crews working on the #CreekFire and one of three hotshot crews. The 20-man crew, which hails ...

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USFA: Oregon On-Duty Death

Jones died from injuries sustained in a crash     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Diane Jones, 63, of KL Farms/Fire LLC on August 31, 2020. On Monday, August ...

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Details on Texas Firefighter Killed in California Wildfire

Jones was unable to escape her vehicle     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter from Texas killed battling a wildfire in the Northern California forest was working the fire lines when her truck rolled off a remote backcountry road ...

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Connecticut Red Cross Workers Deploy to Texas, California

Assistance during fires and storms     FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — American Red Cross volunteers from Connecticut will be deploying to Texas in advance of two strong storms and to California to help people affected by wildfires. The state chapter ...

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Brush Truck Destroyed, Firefighters Injured in Texas Brush Fire

Blaze burned over 100 acres     Wildland Firefighter ARANSAS PASS, Texas – KIITV reports that firefighters have been recalled to a brush fire that earlier destroyed a brush truck and injured three firefighters on Tuesday. Firefighters were called back ...

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Webster, TX FX3 Wildland Pumper

A Freightliner M2-106 4×4 chassis     Siddons-Martin Emergency Group – The Webster Fire Department has taken delivery of their new Pierce FX3 Wildland Pumper! This unit is built on a Freightliner M2-106 4×4 chassis with 500 gallons of water, ...

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Years of Wildfire Experience Help Texas Firefighters Fight Coronavirus

Past experiences help with current response     DJ Simmons, Houston Chronicle with permission WESTPORT (Houston Chronicle) – Years of fighting wildfires has helped the Westport Fire Department to provide quick responses in a town once considered the epicenter of ...

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