Tag Archives: Wildland Firefighting

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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What is Containment?

A lesson from CAL FIRE     CAL FIRE TV What is containment and how is it determined?  

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Pandemic Adds Risk to Dangerous Job of Firefighting

Any outbreak that ripples through a camp could easily sideline crews     By MATT VOLZ Kaiser Health News HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Jon Paul was leery entering his first wildfire camp of the year late last month to fight ...

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Photos, Video: California’s Ranch and Lake Fires

Fighting fires near Los Angeles     Firefighters struggling to contain three wildfires near Los Angeles faced another challenging day.                

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Photos: California Lake Fire

Firefighters at work in the Angeles National Forest     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews scrambled to protect homes from a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles.                     ...

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Firefighters in Greece Race to Stop Wildfire

Evacuees bussed to nearby beaches     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft were fighting a blaze for a second day in southern Greece Thursday that forced evacuations and a night-long battle to save seaside homes. The Fire ...

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