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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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NIOSH LODD Report: One Firefighter Dead, Another Burned at Texas Grass Fire

Contributing factors and lessons learned in March 2018 grass fire     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On March 10, 2018, a 68-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was burned during firefighting operations at a grass fire. ...

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