Rural Firefighting Ops

Brilliance in the Basics

09/13/2017

Seth Barker looks at the need to develop master proficiency with "everyday" tools to be effective in the fire service.

Wildfire Growth, Part 1

07/27/2017

Dena Ali looks at the threats posed by wildfires and examines the hypothesis that policies aimed at controlling climate change and limiting the opportunity for a wildfire to escape initial attack will mitigate negative societal impacts of wildfires.

No More Surprises

06/19/2017

Todd McNeal looks at strategies for mitigating the cognitive reduction that can occur during suppression surprises. 

The Roaring Lion

05/16/2017

Seth Barker looks at strategies for working with the community to preplan for wildland-urban incidents.

Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?

04/10/2017

Shannan Mills looks at the possibility of wildland fires acting as fuel treatment.

Longer and Longer

03/14/2017

Shannan Mills looks at the increasing length of wildfire season.

Are You Ready?

02/14/2017

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

Help or Hinder?

01/10/2017

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

Looking Back at the 2016 Wildland Season

12/29/2016

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

Fighting Fire with Fire

11/30/2016

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

Fire Front Following

10/28/2016

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

Fighting Fire on the Roof

09/01/2016

Greg Jakubowski looks at commercial building metal deck roof fires.

September 1916 Fires

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

Windward

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

Traditional Fire Organizations and WUI Firefighting

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

May 1916 Fires

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

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.

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.

High Rise, Big Water, Part 1

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

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.

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Volume 12, Issue 9

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