Wildland Firefighters


Wildland Firefighters

Wildland Firefighters are just as important as structure firefighters

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Being a wildland firefighter

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Tender vs. Tanker

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Comment by Tony Langdon on July 25, 2011 at 2:11am
Hi everyone, I've recently come back to volunteer firefighting after 20 years in Melbourne where it wasn't feasible. I'm now in a major regional centre in central Victoria, Australia. Our area contains quite a lot of high risk urban interface, though most of our area is structural.
Comment by Detlef Maushake on January 2, 2011 at 12:04pm
Hi and greetings from the other side of the world :-) I`m a paid structure guy but I am volunteering for the german handcrew @fire as well, take a look at our website at www.at-fire.de and feel free to get back to me if you like. We are always looking for contacts. Greetingds and be safe out there. Detlef "Mausi" Maushake
Comment by Chris Severa on December 10, 2010 at 11:52am
Great group and thread. I'm a volunteer here in Eureka UT but our wildland season is every bit as busy as any of our structure calls. And can last alot longer!
Comment by Chris Weber on October 19, 2010 at 11:21pm
Been a mighty quiet fall here.Have all winter to get ready for spring.Want to go to crew camp next year.
Comment by Micheal A Whelan on September 28, 2010 at 9:26am
Do you know Bruce Trego or Ed Mann? Good people but from the structure side of the house.
Comment by Ray Hayden on September 27, 2010 at 10:25pm
26 years here . . . all wildland.
Comment by Tony P on September 27, 2010 at 10:19pm
A variety there Michael!
I'm in a suburban brigade with no real wildfire risk of our own, but we're on third call for one of the worst urban interface places in the country. Being part of a State-wide fire service, we can be sent on support all over the place. Interstate as well.

This is a quiet group, but such is life ;o) In the latter half of the winter fire season, summer season isn't until November, and we've been lucky in that it's been a fairly quiet season, I hope the summer is just as quiet!
Comment by Micheal A Whelan on September 27, 2010 at 11:05am
This is a quiet group, must still be fire season. Who in here is pure wildland, urban/wildland, and structure with wildland responsibilities? I worked for a state agency urban/wildland. Primary equipment was Type 3 and 4 engines, tenders, tractors (dozers), and ground pounders. Local stations provided structure support. Supervisor and patrol vehicles were either Hum-Vee or pickups. Air attack was by contract as was fire detection. Worked our district and state until about June then traveled to "wherever" for the rest of the fire season. Had the pleasure of working 11 states on fires ranging from Type 3 to the Type 1 campains.
Comment by Dwight Whynot on July 7, 2010 at 5:45pm
I would likek to trade some wildland fire patches. I am looking for state fire control, helitack and hotshot fire patrches. I have British Columbia and other patches to trade. I can send pics of the ones I have and vis versa. I would love some from Australia and across Canada and the US
Comment by Robert (Bob) Roberson on June 16, 2010 at 6:25pm
Northern Australia is just starting its Wildfire (Wildlands) fire season. Yet the start of another bizzy 5 to 6 months.

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