Tag Archives: Wildland Training

LODD Anniversary: Career Federal Fire Fighter Dies from Injuries Sustained at Arizona Prescribed Burn

Remember the fallen with lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On May 14, 2003, a career federal fire fighter (the victim) was severely burned while working at a prescribed burn operation. The prescribed burn ...

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Butte Fire Center’s Readiness Drill

The test to pass before going to the fireline     California Conservation Corps – A four-mile hike up 900 feet will exhaust just about anyone. Imagine adding another hour of back breaking work of digging a fire line the ...

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Addressing Wildfire Challenges with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Key framework for addressing wildland fire challenges     United States Fire Administration This Coffee Break Bulletin provides information on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and how it helps local fire departments and residents in wildfire-prone regions to ...

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NFFF IC to IC Discussion: Yarnell Hill Fire with Chief Eric Kriwer

Insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a LODD     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation   The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation launched its Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander (IC to IC) Network in 2020 to support incident commanders involved in ...

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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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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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