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Demob Hose Lays Faster – How-to Melon Roll

Our firefighting friends in British Columbia swear by the melon roll method when they need to demobilize hose in the field. The big benefit over end or centre rolling is of course speed, as WATERAX Product specialist Alex demonstrates in ...

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Vallfirest Tactical Unit: Wildfires Are Changing. Firefighting Tools Needed a Change, Too.

Vallfirest Tactical Unit in woods

Fueled by the climate crisis, wildland fires are becoming faster, more unpredictable and more devastating. Being able to respond to extreme situations guaranteeing the safety of first responders means more strategic deployments and advanced maneuvers. Anticipation is key to win ...

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Wind a Risk as California Fires Keep Tens of Thousands Away

Forecasts call for Santa Ana winds to keep blowing over much of Southern California     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California ...

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California Firefighters Return to Burned Station

Bear Fire destroyed everything     AFP News Agency Two Californian volunteer firefighters walk around what used to be their fire station, in the heart of Butte County forest. Everything has been burnt to the ground after the Bear Fire ...

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Procession Honors Hotshot Killed in California Wildfire

Morton died while fighting the El Dorado Fire     By AMY TAXIN Associated Press A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite Hotshot ...

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Fire Shelters: The Last Resort

Recent burnover raises questions about emergency fire shelters     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about ...

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Overrun, Firefighters Deploy Shelters in California Wildfire

14 firefighters overrun and injured     By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames ...

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Eaton, CO Type 4 Wildland Engine

A look at a new rig from SVI     SVIWeb When spec’ing its new Type 4 Wildland Engine, Eaton, CO Fire Protection District chose a 12′ aluminum SVI body mounted on an International HV507 4-Door 4×4, which houses a ...

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Video: Firefighters Rescued from California Wildfire

Chopper lifts firefighters to safety     Associated Press Two California firefighters with the Marin County Fire Department were saved on Friday night, as they were suddenly trapped by flames from the Woodward Fire, near Point Reyes. (Aug. 22) All ...

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