Wildland Firefighting

Climate change ain’t no hoax, just ask a California firefighter

As taxpaying citizens of the U.S., we all have “skin in the game” when it comes to how wildfires and all natural disasters in the U.S. are prepared for and handled when they happen. And if we don’t take climate change seriously and pressure our elected officials to take it seriously, we’ll only see more acres burn. We’ll only see bigger and stronger storms—from hurricanes to tornadoes to winter storms—affecting all parts of the U.S. And don’t even get me started on coastal areas that will become non-existent for future generations.

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10 Cool Search and Rescue Tools

Search-and rescue operations in remote wilderness locations or in urban situations following a natural or man-made disaster require specialized tools and equipment for the first responder. Here are 10 search-and-rescue tools and technologies that can improve a department's operations and make them safer, more effective and more efficient.

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Wildland PPE: The complete shopping list

One of the primary health threats to the wildland firefighter is heat stress from a high level of physical exertion during hot and dry conditions — and just as often, hot and humid conditions. That's why the protective qualities of structural firefighting PPE make their use less desirable during wildland firefighting operations.

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