Wildland Firefighting

Help or Hinder?

The problem with drones and wildland fires The camera-mounted mini-aircraft are popular for getting a look at areas that might otherwise be difficult to access or restricted for people. (Photo by iStock.)   By Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine January ...

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Drone over Tennessee Wildfire

Plows and fire crews working in Hardin County   Melvin Martin – Hardin County Fire Department assisting Tennessee Division of Forestry on a large wildland fire near Highway 203 and Lonesome Pine Road Jan. 31, 2017. The fire was caused ...

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Nevada Cut Staff for Prescribed Burn Turned Wildfire

Investigation finds mistakes that led to October wildfire Hand crews finish up work on the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of ...

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Pilot Cam: Water Drop on NZ Wildfire

Pilot view from over the Avoca Fire   Garden City Helicopters – Check out this fantastic footage taken from our pilots helmet camera of the Avoca Fire in the Waimakariri Gorge.  

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Helicopter Crews Say Tennessee Wildfires Were War

You’re flying into places where you can barely see because of the smoke   STEVE AHILLEN, USA TODAY NETWORK You’re piloting a Black Hawk helicopter through the smoke choking the sky over Gatlinburg, a city consumed in fire. Your co-pilot ...

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Ask for the Real McCoy

WHEN YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE. YOU CAN TRUST THE MARK-3® TO MOVE WATER Trusted in the wildland firefighting community for generations. When fires occur in remote locations such as wildland forests and mountainous regions, you need a ...

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Be Ready for Battle

Do you know your wildland hose? Extreme weather conditions. Difficult terrain. Low visibility. Fighting fires can be an extremely unpredictable and dangerous task. One thing is certain in this profession. The stakes are high, and the price of mistakes — ...

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Firefighters in South Africa Battle Flames, Gale-Force Winds

Winds hamper efforts at Somerset West wildfires   TimesLIVE – Firefighters battle gale-force winds as Somerset West fires continue to burn. Times Media reporter Aron Hyman is on the frontline at Sir Lowry’s Pass in the Western Cape. Subscribe to ...

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