Wildland/WUI LODD

Americans Killed in Aerial Tanker Crash in Australia

Crew of three dead while battling wildfire     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New ...

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Australian Crews Race to Contain Wildfires

Across New South Wales, 130 fires were still burning on Tuesday By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press BALMORAL, Australia (AP) — Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses ...

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Two Firefighters Killed, Three Hurt in Australia Wildfire

Falling tree causes vehicle crash killing two volunteer firefighters     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two volunteer firefighters died Thursday while battling wildfires ravaging Australia’s most populous state, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut ...

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Australian Firefighters Killed in Rollover

Two killed near Buxton     New South Wales Rural Fire Service The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) confirms that two NSW RFS volunteer firefighters have died tonight near Buxton, in south western Sydney. The deaths occurred following a ...

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USFA: Washington On-Duty Death

Okanogan assistant chief was burned in a wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Christian Dean Johnson, 55, of Okanogan Fire Department/Okanogan County Fire District 3 on October 2, 2019. ...

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Devotion Highlighted at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Passion, legacies, and struggles among the fallen     By Bill Carey, FirefighterNation.com EMMITSBURG, Md. – The ringing of bells across the country started the 2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday morning in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Under an overcast ...

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NFFF 2019 Memorial Weekend Roll of Honor

Remembering our fallen firefighters     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND – The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service was held on Sunday, October 6, 2019, to honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 ...

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Firefighter’s Widow Sues Over Mendocino Complex Fire Death

Battalion Chief Draper was killed in a fire retardant drop     SACRAMENTO (AP) — The widow of a Utah firefighter who was killed when a supertanker dropped nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant near his position fighting the Mendocino ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: One Firefighter Dead, Another Burned at Texas Grass Fire

Contributing factors and lessons learned in March 2018 grass fire     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On March 10, 2018, a 68-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was burned during firefighting operations at a grass fire. ...

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Ceremony Marks 70th Anniversary of Deadly Mann Gulch Fire

13 firefighters were killed on August 5, 1949 in a Montana wildfire     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials are marking the 70th anniversary of a tragic blaze north of Helena that killed 13 firefighters and prompted the U.S. Forest ...

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