Wildland Urban Interface

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.

Fire Front Following

10/28/2016

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

Game of Fire

10/21/2016

A review of My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor by Brendan McDonough.

Windward

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

Fire in the Third Dimension

08/01/2016 Todd McNeal looks at strategies for effectively applying intelligent aggression.

Traditional Fire Organizations and WUI Firefighting

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

Cognitive Resiliency

06/01/2016 Todd McNeal looks at developing cognitive resiliency at the engine company level.

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.

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.

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.

Caught In the Firestorm

02/01/2016 Jeff Zimmerman shares the story of one day out in the field photographing wildfires.

Where Should You Be?

01/01/2016 Todd McNeal looks back at wildland fires over the past year and examines the continued development wildland firefighters need to successfully combat fires this year.

The Fire Service and the Military

12/01/2015 The U.S. Air Force partners with the NWCG and educational entities to create and manage a comprehensive wildland firefighting training program designed to train and certify Department of Defense firefighters. This article details the relationship, its conception, current status, and future goals.

Reaching Beyond the Checklists

11/01/2015 Geoff Butler looks at how the fire service predetermines the potential for success or tragedy when we legislate, build, and train. An emerging WUI fire may prove one of the most challenging tests of those efforts.

Up like a Matchbook

10/01/2015 Todd McNeal explores the threats that exist for firefighters facing wildfires in the West.

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Volume 12, Issue 2

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