Tag Archives: Wildland/WUI

USFA: NIST Study Reveals Wildfire Evacuation Factors

A survey of residents who experienced the Chimney Tops 2 Fire leads to a better understanding of wildfire evacuations     United States Fire Administration In 2016, the fast-moving Chimney Tops 2 Fire in Tennessee killed 14 and injured over ...

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IAFC Request for Proposal: America Burning Wildland Urban Interface Researcher/Writer

Help Wanted     International Association of Fire Chiefs The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has been awarded funding to manage the America Burning WUI project through the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and cooperators. Over the past twelve ...

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Structural Triage in the WUI Incident

Categorizing our “patients,” or structures By Rich Cowger, FireRescue Magazine Volume 7, Issue 6 In a recent article, I reviewed the concept of pre-incident structural triage in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) and the tasks you should complete during your assessment ...

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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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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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HME Ahrens-Fox Launches Wildland Revolution Tour

A new 4×4 wildland urban interface engine     HME Ahrens-Fox has announced that it will be launching a Wildland Revolution tour featuring its new Ahrens-Fox WUI™, a 4×4 wildland urban interface engine effectively merging the capability of existing wildland ...

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