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The Art of Keeping Calm in Fire Ground Communications–Even When You’re Not

February 17, 2022 4:03 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/02/17/the-art-of-keeping-calm-in-fire-ground-communications-even-when-youre-not/ Keeping calm under stress is an asset in lot of facets of the fire service. When I was a fairly new Captain at a structural fire department, I had to endure a lot of harassment and disrespect by some of the more senior firefighters and officers. I was smart and capable and…

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Wildland Firefighter Training: Were The Good Old Days That Good?

January 20, 2022 4:02 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/01/20/wildland-firefighter-training-were-the-good-old-days-that-good/ Wildland firefighter training has come a long way, which is a good thing to remember when you get an attack of old-timer-itis. Three years ago, I retired from the fire service after a 44 plus year career. Since then I’ve been involved with a small Fire District, so I stay connected to…

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Vacaville, CA Prescribed Burn

June 23, 2021 4:48 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/23/vacaville-ca-prescribed-burn/ Controlled burn and training   (Solana NewsNet, YouTube)   Solana NewsNet May 26, 2021: Crews from the Vacaville Fire Department and nearby allied agencies set fire to dry vegetation on Callen Hill near Allison Drive on Wednesday as part of a controlled burn and training event ahead of this year’s wildfire season….

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Wildland Training in Coronado, California

June 3, 2021 10:56 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/03/wildland-training-in-coronado-california/ Training on the progressive lay and more   (Coronado Fire Department, YouTube)   Coronado Fire Department In preparation for fire season, the Corona Fire Department conducts annual RT-130 training to sharpen the skills required for wildland firefighting operations. Topics include progressive hoselay operations, fire shelter deployment, tactics and strategy, as well as…

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Four Dead in Florida Firefighting Helicopter Crash

May 26, 2021 11:12 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/05/26/four-dead-in-florida-firefighting-helicopter-crash/ Helicopter crashed during training in Leesburg   (Leesburg Fire Rescue photo, Facebook)   LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter with four people on board crashed Tuesday near an airport in central Florida, killing at least one person, officials said. The helicopter crashed into a marsh near Leesburg International Airport during a…

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