Tag Archives: FireRescue Magazine

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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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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Safety Zones & Escape Routes in the WUI

A well-chosen escape route is one that’s scouted ahead of time     By Chuck Sallade | FireRescue Magazine Volume 7 Issue 4 In WUI firefighting, our first concern is always life safety, followed by the preservation of property. Our ...

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A Cohesive Strategy

Strategies for improving wildfire management     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13 Issue 6 Profound environmental and land use changes have contributed to longer and more devastating wildfire seasons. In response, the United States Government Accountability Office ...

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Do the Right Thing!

The right things are the projects that probably have not been addressed because of the amount of work that goes along with them     Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural Firefighter Health and Safety Cancer Symposium ...

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To the Editor: Rein in the Renegades

A reader response to a FireRescue Magazine article     The article, “Reign in the Renegades,” by Alan Carlson in the April 2018 edition of Fire Rescue Magazine, contains several references to NFPA Technical Committees, NFPA’s standards development process, and ...

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Rein in the Renegades

Challenging criticisms from the NFPA   Division between the NWCG Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee and some members of the NFPA Fire Investigation Technical Committee leads to confusion By Alan Carlson | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13, Issue 4 “It’s time to ...

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Hotshots

The firefighter’s firefighter   Panorama of the Geronimo Interagency Hotshot Crew as they keep watch on their burnout along a forest road. The Geronimo Hotshots are from the San Carlos Apache Tribal Natural Resources Program, in San Carlos, Arizona. (USDA ...

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