Rural Firefighting Ops

Are You Ready?


Brad Davidson looks at the changing wildfire season and preparing for mutual-aid calls.

Help or Hinder?


Shannan Mills looks at the problem with drones and wildland fires.

Looking Back at the 2016 Wildland Season


Todd McNeal looks at after action reviews at the seasonal level.

Fighting Fire with Fire


Todd McNeal looks at ignition operations at the engine company level.

Fire Front Following


Todd McNeal looks at a prudent tactical action in extreme wildland fire conditions.

Fighting Fire on the Roof


Greg Jakubowski looks at commercial building metal deck roof fires.


09/01/2016 Jennifer DeShon shares a personal experience with a WUI fire and examines strategies to improve WUI fire response.

September 1916 Fires

09/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in September 1916.

Traditional Fire Organizations and WUI Firefighting

07/01/2016 Understand the basics needed for determining your department's WUI capabilities.

First Due Response to Auto Accidents

05/01/2016 Greg Jakubowski looks at companies that are first due on extrications—what to do and how to get started.

May 1916 Fires

05/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in May 1916.

High Rise, Big Water, Part 1

05/01/2016 Paul Shapiro looks at high-flow tandem pump operations for high-rise fire protection systems.

Improved Situational Preparedness

05/01/2016 First-arriving resources have far less time to accurately size up the expanding incident, implement strategic objectives, and direct tactical actions that result in a positive outcome.

April 1916 Fires

04/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in April 1916.

Working with Aircraft

04/01/2016 As wildland fire conditions continue to increase in intensity each year throughout the West, wildland firefighters have to react with improved tactics and a rapid response with both ground and air assets.

A Small Line with a Big Punch

04/01/2016 Paul Shapiro looks at the large flow handline flow concept with a different twist to it - using 1¾-inch high-performance attack hose for the high flow handline for the purpose of making this big hit line easier to deploy.

Engine Operations in Multiple Dwellings

04/01/2016 Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp offer tactics for conducting engine company operations in multiple dwellings on fire.

March 1916 Fires

03/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in March 1916.

Think Ahead or Fall Behind

03/01/2016 A look at how a preplanning thought process can help steer your agency’s needs to better assess your community when faced with an imminent wildland fire threat.

Cross Country Support

03/01/2016 The United States will provide support to Ukraine for implementation of reform in field of firefighting.


Volume 12, Issue 2

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