Wildland Urban Interface

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.

NIOSH LODD Report: Wildland Firefighter Dies during Pack Test


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

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.

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

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


USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety

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.

Game of Fire


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


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.


Volume 12, Issue 5

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