Wildland Urban Interface

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.

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.


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