Tag Archives: Wildland Training

Wildland Training in Coronado, California

Training on the progressive lay and more     Coronado Fire Department In preparation for fire season, the Corona Fire Department conducts annual RT-130 training to sharpen the skills required for wildland firefighting operations. Topics include progressive hoselay operations, fire ...

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Four Dead in Florida Firefighting Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during training in Leesburg     LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter with four people on board crashed Tuesday near an airport in central Florida, killing at least one person, officials said. The helicopter crashed into a ...

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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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CAL FIRE: CZU Lightning Complex, Lessons Learned

Insight into the battle to suppress the CZU Lightning Complex fires     CAL FIRE CZU San Mateo-Santa Cruz CAL FIRE CZU Unit Chief Ian Larkin & Deputy Chief Nate Armstrong offer insight, via zoom, into the battle to suppress ...

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Initial Attack in the Wildland Urban Interface

Many firefighters lack direct experiential “slides” of a fire not being contained     By Kevin Cashman | Fire Engineering For a century, America has faced a nonstop conflict against wildfire. The struggle has ebbed and flowed, and strategies have ...

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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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Hover STEP Training

A brief look at helitack training in Colorado     Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Get a first-person view of what it feels like to exit a helicopter while it’s still in the air. This process, known as ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: California Trainee Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Fitness Exercise

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program In 2017, a 33-year-old state inmate was accepted into the state’s Conservation Camp Program which allows inmates to request assignments within one of ...

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Wildfire LLC: Idaho Engine Burnover

Lesson sharing from the Wild Mountain Fire, September 2020     Wildfire Lessons Learned Center In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 6, 2020, a Brush Engine from a rural fire department responded to a wildland fire. While attacking ...

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Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center 2020 Incident Review Summary

Information collected from over 100 operational incidents     Wildfire Lessons Learned Center The information in this report comes from wildland fire incidents—from various entities—submitted to and gathered by the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (LLC) in 2020. The primary ...

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