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Wildland Fire Prevention and Safety

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Location: Florida
Members: 61
Member Activity: Jan 19

It Could Be You

Summer heat can bring wildfires. If you live in an area where they are common, there are steps you can take to minimize damage.

The best thing you can do is use fire resistant building materials. If this isn't possible, be sure to remove flammable materials, such as leaves, from your roof and store gasoline away from occupied buildings.

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Never Again (4-part series by Times-News about wildland firefighter death prevention)

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Jan 19. 2 Replies

In Dec 2013 the Times-News and Magicvalley.com presented a four-day series, "Never Again," about wildfires and firefighter deaths in the West.Thirty-four people — including one in Idaho — died in…Continue

Tags: documentary, Yarnell, South Canyon Fire, investigation, deaths

Forest Service to get aerial reinforcements to fight wildfires

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Lt. Traycee B. Jan 4. 1 Reply

Under a provision in a military bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Dec.…Continue

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Feds developing "Richter" scale for wildfires

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Bob Allard Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

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Investigators discover cause of Rim Fire

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Comment by Keith Bradt on December 6, 2011 at 10:04am

I got 2nd and 3rd degree burn to my legs back in 85 on farley dr.I had pine tree,s and high grass i it greate it.s own fire strom I turn to the pump opperater to ask for water he was pulling away to hit a hydrent.my best friend grabed the boster line i felt the water and i ran to the water.brush fire,s can move fast if you don,t watch out

Comment by Lt. Traycee B. on July 18, 2010 at 9:46pm
No Bob, I'm not going into Wildland, Doc was just being a smarty-pants.
Comment by Bob Allard on July 18, 2010 at 9:15pm
Sounds good give it a try if you don't like it come back to your old job if you can do that its not as easy as it looks and No we really need you here stay.
Comment by Lt. Traycee B. on July 18, 2010 at 7:18pm
LOL! Funny Doc! That was LAST year! Yuck it up, it won't last long!
Chomp-chomp!
Comment by Stephen Hawkins on July 18, 2010 at 7:12pm
I think Frye should go into Wildland FF
It would be like save the Gators instead of save the whales.

But then I'm from Alabama and the tide washed up the Gators on shore last year.
Comment by Capt. D Lewis on July 18, 2010 at 5:05pm
Nice group half-pint. So are you thinking about going into Wildland FF?

I'm going to have to agree with Andy, from the reports I receive it is going to be a nasty summer. I wish I was home for it.

Keep up the great work firefighter!
Comment by LT. Andrew Poole on July 3, 2010 at 6:51pm
Great group Chief. We definitely needs something like this. It's going to be a nasty, dry summer.
Comment by Stephen Hawkins on June 16, 2010 at 5:45pm
Marines become instant firefighters
On weekend training with a USMC-R Engineering group we were operating in a field of dead high grass in March with 40 mi/hr winds.
A Sargent accidently set off a trip flare and it was instant wildfire. I immediately had Uncle Sam's Misguided Chillen grab their E tools with 2/3 of them bumping the fire toward a lake and a dirt road with the last third on the road creating a firebreak.

Meanwhile the active duty was clinging on a hill trying to hold on cause they were laughing so hard.


A few NCOs were going to be tough and got infront of the flames. I took them to the ER for Smoke injestion in the brain later after the fire was out.

The local Vol FD pulled up took one look at the charred landscape ( We stopped it at the road ) and laughed. They did not want to fight it since the area was abandoned strip mines and very rough.

One Marine Quipped "This was harder than Paris Island"
Comment by Bob Allard on June 16, 2010 at 2:50pm
No, we are going to keep it here, well!!! maybe some but not to much
Comment by Lt. Traycee B. on June 16, 2010 at 1:22pm
That's excellent Bob! Wanna throw some of that rain this way? LOL!
 

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