- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN WILDFIRE ENTRAPMENTS. Mangan, Richard J. // Fire Management Notes;1995, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p9
At U.S.-based Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) fire equipment specialists routinely investigate wildland fire entrapments to ensure that firefighting equipment and techniques are appropriate. Fire shelters were used to protect some firefighters from high levels of radiant heat...
- PREPARING FOR A WILDFIRE SEASON THAT DOES NOT END. Halton, Bobby // Fire Engineering;Feb2007, Vol. 160 Issue 2, p8
A letter from the editor is presented, that expresses his opinion on the need for better training and equipment for fighting wildfires. He gives mention to the Esperanza Fire in California from fall 2006, and looks at how five firefighters died because of the lack of proper training and...
- West-Mark Debuts Interface Pumper. // Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2005 Supplement, Vol. 49, p7
Reports that West-Mark of Ceres, California, has introduced its Patriot interface pumper to bridge the gap between wildland and structure pumpers. Features of the Patriot; Advantages and benefits in using the Patriot interface pumper; Rules and guidelines in the application of the interface pumper.
- CDF Test-Dropping Colored Gels. // Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2005 Supplement, Vol. 49, p7
Reports on the use of class A fire-retardant gels by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection air tankers. Features of the class A fire-retardant gels; Advantages and benefits in using the fire-retardant gels; Rules and guidelines in the application of the gels.
- Burning Money. Williams, Ted // Audubon;Jan2001-Feb2001, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p34
Provides information on different forest fires that occurred in the United States (U.S.) in the year 2000. Estimated amount spent by the U.S. government to extinguish the fires; Implication of the fires on the environment and forest ecosystem; Process of recruiting fire fighters; Cost of water...
- Gear. // Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2005 Supplement, Vol. 49, p34
Features several products in fire fighting equipment industry in the U.S. Introduction of Gear Bag designed to replace oversized bunker gear bags; Launch of GPS Receiver designed for full-featured navigation; Description of McLeod Rake, a laser-cut tool head that can be used as a rake, hoe or...
- NEW HEIGHTS. Pauli, Kent // Fire Chief;Oct2005, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p76
Discusses trends that focus on ways to improve firefighting performance, save time and enhance firefighter safety. Firefighting capabilities and performance of aerial ladders and platforms; Preconnects and preplumbed hose boxes; Monitors that can handle the higher flow rates.
- Loop Fire Staff Ride Brings Lesson Full Circle. Mangan, Dick // Wildfire;May/Jun2006, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p11
The article reports that an international group of fire management students spent a day doing a staff ride, which introduced them to the culture of firefighting during the 1960s. They traced the area and events that happened on November 1, 1966 when several members of the El Cariso Hot Shot Crew...
- Productivity of Ontario initial-attack fire crews: results of an expert-judgement elicitation study. Hirsch, Kelvin G.; Podur, Justin J.; Janser, Robert F.; McAlpine, Robert S.; Martell, David L. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research;Mar2004, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p705
A structured expert-judgement elicitation technique was used to develop probability distributions for fireline production rates for Ontario's three- and four-person initial-attack crews for seven common fuel types and two distinct levels of fire intensity (i.e., low, 500 kW/m; moderate, 1500...