Wildland Firefighting

Looking Back at the 2016 Wildland Season

This year was once again an extremely busy wildland fire season It should be no surprise that the wildland fuels burn with the intensity observed because of the status of the fuel loading and prolonged drought in many geographic regions ...

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Experts Warn of Wildfire Stress

Struggles to cope among first responders and survivors   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he’d been at the nearby wildfire and “couldn’t ...

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Brotherhood Connects Internationally at Israeli Wildfires

Cypriots, Palestinians and Americans join Israeli firefighters at work   ELIYAHU KAMISHER and ADAM RASGON, The Jerusalem Post The Givat Mordechai fire station in southwest Jerusalem took on an international tone the last weekend of November as firefighters from Cyprus, ...

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Build Your Own Skid Unit!

The MINI-STRIKER® is available as a portable pump, a vehicle mount unit and now as a firefighting skid deck to build your own skid unit. Initial attacks and spot patrols on fires, especially rural, field, forest, and brush fires, as ...

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North Peace Smokejumpers

A look at the BCFS Para-attack Program   North Peace Smokejumpers – Assembled by CJ a few summers ago. For more recent information head to over to smokejumper.ca

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The Importance of Agility: Applying a History Lesson to Firefighting

The famous three hundred Spartans get all the credit for saving classical Greece from Persian conquest, but the real saviors of Greece were the sailors who bested a far larger Persian fleet at the Battle of Salamis. They did so ...

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