Wildland Training

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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Hotshot Bootcamp

A look at becoming a Golden Eagles hotshot     Andrew Oliveros – This 22-minute documentary movie short goes deep into the wildland fire academy’s militaristic training methods and Marine Corps style of hardcore discipline to motivate young fire trainees. ...

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Off-Roading in Oregon

Wildland interface off-road training     Bend Fire Department Training Division – Apparatus – Off Road Interface Course  

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Mutual Aid Exhausted in Disastrous California Wildfire

Report out on 2018 Woolsey Fire     LOS ANGELES (AP) — A study of a disastrous wildfire that raged through Los Angeles and Ventura counties last year found the inferno presented unprecedented challenges to emergency agencies, according to a ...

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