Hotshots and smokejumpers are firefighting teams that specialize in suppressing wildland fires. Although “wildland fires” is a somewhat intuitive term, let’s look at three fundamental definitions to ensure we’re on the same page. First of all, “wildland” is a term
WILDFIRE HOME SAFETY Places such as the western United States and parts of Australia are known for their wildfires. Year after year these locations are in the news and wildfires have been making headlines even more so in recent years.
Firefighters are generally associated with fire trucks. But certain fires, particularly wildfires, benefit from the use of aerial firefighting resources. Aerial firefighting takes advantage of airplanes and helicopters to contain wildfires. Aerial firefighters, including smokejumpers and rappellers, are specially trained
A firestorm is a fire of such great intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system. A wildfire – or multiple wildfires in the same area – can cause a firestorm. Firestorms occur in nature and have occurred
In the United States, wildfires are prevalent in the western states, particularly at the end of summer and early fall, when the hot, dry desert winds fan flames that run fast and furiously through forests, over mountains, valleys and anything