Wildland Firefighting

California Brush Fires

Videos from two incidents loudlabs.com – On Saturday afternoon a fast moving, wind and dry brush driven fire broke out in the City’s La Sierra area. The fire was reported just before 3:30pm in the 6900 block of Jones Avenue ...

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Plan to Improve Wildfire Shelters Fails

Improvement efforts unable to meet deadline   KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters ...

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Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?

A look at a benefit of fire   When properly monitored, prescribed, and contained, these fires can act as a fuel treatment. (Photos by Shutterstock.) Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 4 A fire that burns out of ...

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Mojave River Brush Fire

Firefighters attack and flank two acres of burning grasses   San Bernardino County Fire Department – At 11:18 on March 30th 2017, San Bernardino County Fire responded to multiple reports of a vegetation fire at the Mojave Regional Narrows Regional ...

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Arizona Court Rules on Duty to Protect Property in Naturally Caused Wildfires

Appeals court says state has no legal duty   PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A court ruling in lawsuits stemming from a fire that devastated a rural Arizona community and killed 19 elite firefighters says the state doesn’t ...

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Longer and Longer

As our weather patterns and climate grow more erratic, fire seasons will become more difficult to predict Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 3 This year, we saw a rise in intense wildfires across the United States and ...

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Are You Ready?

Changing wildfire seasons and being prepared for mutual-aid calls Get your departments trained to always have in their minds that wildland fires can happen any time of the year. (Photo by Tod Sudmeier.) By Brad Davidson | FireRescue Magazine, Volume ...

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