Rural Firefighting Ops

It's Time to Meet the Challenge


Paul Shapiro looks at anchor and hold delivery evolutions for structure fires in the wildland-urban interface.

The Vineyard 2 Fire


Shane Klippenes looks at how a grass fire changed the way a 130-year-old fire department does business.

Brilliance in the Basics


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

Wildfire Growth, Part 1


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


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

The Roaring Lion


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

Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?


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

Longer and Longer


Shannan Mills looks at the increasing length of wildfire season.

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.

September 1916 Fires

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

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.

Traditional Fire Organizations and WUI Firefighting

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

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.

May 1916 Fires

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


Volume 12, Issue 12

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