Wildland Urban Interface

Hotshots

04/09/2018

While wildland firefighters face significant demands during the typical fire season, the expectations placed on smokejumpers, rappelers, and hotshots are even more demanding. 

Eating Away a Threat

03/13/2018

Alan M. Petrillo looks at the story of a town where animals help reduce fire severity. 

Full Alignment

02/01/2018

Seth Barker looks at how, when weather, topography, and fuel are working in each other’s favor, there is full alignment.

It's Time to Meet the Challenge

01/13/2018

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

California Thomas Fire LODD Information Report

01/12/2018

At just before 9:30 a.m., while attempting to extinguish hotspots below the dozer line, one firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries. The four firefighters on the dozer line retreated to their escape route.

Grow or Burn?

11/20/2017

Dena Ali looks at WUI growth and how this growth comes at a cost to the environment and to the firefighters who protect lives and property there.  

The Vineyard 2 Fire

10/23/2017

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

Brilliance in the Basics

09/26/2017

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

Wildfire Growth, Part 2

08/24/2017

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.

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.

NIOSH LODD Report: Wildland Firefighter Dies during Pack Test

01/30/2017

Autopsy listed “hyperthermia and probable dehydration due to physical exertion” as cause of death.

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.

Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

12/14/2016

USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety

Fighting Fire with Fire

11/30/2016

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

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