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The Long and Accomplished History of the MARK-3® Pump

October 28, 2022 10:47 am Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/28/the-long-and-accomplished-history-of-the-mark-3-pump/ The origins of the MARK-3® pump can be traced back to the earliest days of the company, called WAJAX at the time, with the creation of the DDVC water pump in 1929. As technology and techniques developed in the following decades, so did our industry-leading water pumps, culminating in the creation of…

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Vision, Reliability and R&D: An Interview with Raffaele Gerbasi

October 28, 2022 10:43 am Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/28/vision-reliability-and-rd-an-interview-with-raffaele-gerbasi/ The MARK-3® is an iconic pump that’s been trusted by firefighters for decades. What makes the pump so popular? The MARK-3® pump has been around since the early 1960s. Around the world the standards were written for that pump! Firefighters learn how to fight fires with the MARK-3® and they spend their…

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Discipline, Training & Privilege: An Interview with Mario Janson

October 28, 2022 10:39 am Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/28/discipline-training-privilege-an-interview-with-mario-janson/ You worked for 10 years for the Royal Canadian Navy. Can you tell us about your position and your experience? As a Marine Engineering Technician on a River-class destroyer, I was responsible for the safe operation of the boiler room to produce superheated high-pressure steam to supply the propulsion system, power generation,…

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2021 CO Marshall Fire Losses Topped $2 Billion

October 27, 2022 7:02 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/27/official-2021-co-marshall-fire-losses-topped-2-billion/ DENVER (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and businesses in suburban Denver last winter caused more than $2 billion in losses, making it by far the costliest in Colorado history, the state insurance commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Conway provided the updated estimate last week during a meeting with residents who lost…

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Evacuations Ordered as Close to 100 Firefighters Take on TN Wildfire

October 25, 2022 4:02 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/25/evacuations-ordered-as-close-to-100-firefighters-take-on-tn-wildfire/ According to a report from WKRN, fire crews in Warren County, Tennessee, consisting of nearly 100 firefighters have been on scene fighting an intense wildfire beginning Monday evening and going early Tuesday morning. The fire occurred just outside of the town of McMinnville in the area of Isha Lane off Highway 8….

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Furthering Research in Wildland Fire Science: Now Seeking Funding Proposals

October 24, 2022 9:13 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/blog-post/thumbnail-images/jfsp-firefighter-safety-c.jpg?itok=aAI249fX The Joint Fire Science Program funds important research to help land managers, practitioners, and policymakers proactively address wildfires. The Joint Fire Science Program is soliciting proposals for funding to advance wildfire research and support land management agencies. Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation Tool USD $119.99 USD $99.99 Categories Agriculture and…

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Utility Companies Warn of Possible Power Shutoffs Due to Gusty Winds, Increased Fire Danger

October 24, 2022 9:20 am Source: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/utility-companies-warn-of-possible-power-shutoffs-due-to-gusty-winds-increased-fire-danger/3015034/ Some parts of Southern California are off to a windy start on Monday morning, and utility companies are warning customers that they may need to shut off power in certain areas to reduce the risk of wildfires. Aside from the power outages, commuters faced hazardous conditions during the morning drive. Parts of…

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It’s Complicated

October 21, 2022 9:22 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/21/its-complicated/ Like many retirees, one of my favorite activities is complaining. Well, maybe not my favorite, but certainly I do my fair share. Kind of like Sport Bitching that I’ve written and spoken about in the past. Like I’ve said before, Sport Bitching can take you down a bad path. It can be…

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As Wildfires Grow, the National Park Service Increases Efforts to Protect Natural and Cultural Resources

October 20, 2022 10:32 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/blog-post/thumbnail-images/reads-briefing-by-cedar-drake-nps-2.jpg?itok=g2JvEXD1 As wildfires increase in frequency and severity, more natural and cultural resources are at risk. Resource advisors help firefighting personnel protect them. The National Park Service’s online course trained hundreds of resource advisors this year, and it will be offered again in the spring of 2023. Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire…

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Nakia Creek Fire (OR) is Now ‘No. 1 Priority Fire in Nation’ as Firefighters Ramp Up Efforts, Wait for Rain

October 20, 2022 5:08 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/20/nakia-creek-fire-is-now-no-1-priority-fire-in-nation-as-firefighters-ramp-up-efforts-wait-for-rain/ Crews working the Nokia Creek fire. (Photo: Inciweb) Savannah Eadens – oregonlive.com Officials say the Nakia Creek fire is the “number-one priority fire in the nation” because of its potential risk to life and the resources it will take to put it out. Though evacuation orders have been dialed back for some of the 40,000 people who…

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