Tag Archives: training

Brendan McDonough of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

A discussion about guilt, depression, and growth     Fire Engineering Host Jim Burneka speaks with Brendan McDonough, the lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. This episode focuses on the aftermath of the June 30th, 2013 Yarnell wildfire in ...

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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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Oregon National Guardsmen Complete Red Card Training

400 certified in Salem     Defense Flash News SALEM, Oregon – Approximately 400 Oregon National Guardsman completed wildland firefighter training to receive their “Red Card”, June 11-17, 2020 in Salem, Ore. The training was provided by the Oregon Department ...

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Alaska Interagency COVID-19, PPE Training

Hygiene and PPE donning and doffing     Alaska DNR DOF – This video produced by the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Medic Program explains what COVID-19 is, its signs and symptoms, how it spreads, how to prevent the spread and ...

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Chainsaw Training for BLM Firefighters Ahead of Fire Season

Sharpening up their skills     Idaho News 6 -Thanks to a unique partnership with Twin Falls Parks and Rec and the Rock Creek Initiative, the firefighters have a change to sharpen up their chainsaw skills in a real world ...

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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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Honoring the Yarnell Hill Fire Fallen

A walking discussion of the Yarnell Hill Fire     Wildland Fire LLC – This video was captured on site of the Yarnell Hill Fire in January 2014. The participants spent the day walking the ground and discussing the challenges ...

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California Thomas Fire LODD Information Report

One firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries   View of the entrapment site looking northwest (CAL FIRE)   CAL FIRE On December 13, 2017, a CAL FIRE engine strike team was assigned to a part of the Thomas Fire ...

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Nevada Cut Staff for Prescribed Burn Turned Wildfire

Investigation finds mistakes that led to October wildfire Hand crews finish up work on the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of ...

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