Rural Firefighting Ops

A Cohesive Strategy

07/25/2018 Dena Ali examines strategies for improving wildfire management.

Do the Right Thing!

06/15/2018 Seth Barker looks at how “doing the right thing” means addressing issues that pose the biggest threat to our customers.

Rein in the Renegades


Differences develop between the NWCG Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee and the NFPA Fire Investigation Technical Committee.

Eating Away a Threat


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

Full Alignment


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


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.


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

September 1916 Fires

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


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