Tag Archives: Wildland Training

The Basics of Firefighter Safety in the Wildland Urban Interface

Review these mission basics   By Bill Troup, FireRescue Magazine Volume 8, Issue 3 Fighting fires in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) presents many unique challenges. Every year there are regular accounts of entrapments and other close calls, and WUI firefighting ...

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Wildland Fire Research FASMEE

Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiments     U.S. Forest Service – Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment, FASMEE, is an event for researchers to learn from a large scale wild fire and help add data to fire models.

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Prepared for WUI Fire?

Is your structural fire-based department prepared?     By John B. Tippett Jr., FireRescue Magazine Issue 3 | Volume 8 The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (www.nwcg.gov) defines the wildland/urban interface (WUI) as, “The line, area, or zone where structures and ...

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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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Mapping the WUI

Determine the values at risk and where they’re located     By Tim Ryan, FireRescue Magazine Issue 6 | Volume 8 As we all know, situational awareness (SA) is a key factor in firefighter safety. Accident investigators often find that ...

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WUI Fire Evacuations: How National Address Point Data Helps

A national address point database has the potential to improve modeling     United States Fire Administration Longer fire seasons and expansion of communities into wildfire prone areas has led to an increased risk to life and property in the ...

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FDIC 2020: WUI Considerations for Structural Firefighters

Skills and considerations for the WUI fire attack     Tom Aurnhammer Regional Member San Juan County, NM Fire Department Friday, April 24, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. REGISTER This class examines some of the wildland firefighting skills and ...

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Preliminary Report Released on C-130 Tanker Crash in Australia

American crew killed in crash on January 23, 2020     Australian Transport Safety Bureau The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into the collision with terrain of a Lockheed C-130 large air ...

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Report: Washington Assistant Chief Killed in Burnover

Johnson was caught without his coat and was overtaken by flames     Spring Coulee Fire Facilitated Learning Analysis Sunday, September 1, 2019 dawned a beautiful day in the Okanogan Valley. Many of the area’s volunteer firefighters, including those from ...

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Fuel Geysering

Training information from STIHL     STIHL USA – For the U.S. Forest Service, chain saws are critical to the mission of fighting wildland fires. This video is provided by STIHL to assist wildland firefighters and training supervisors in managing ...

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