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2013 Fire Season Debrief

Well, this year seemed to be 1 of those year that will go down in history. So how was your fire season this year. I can't believe mine....…

Started by Bobby

1 Oct 14, 2013
Reply by Tony Langdon

Being a wildland firefighter

How does someone get into being a wildland firefighter? What are the crews that travel to different fires around the state? If you have no…

Started by Firefighter

3 Sep 1, 2013
Reply by Chris Severa

Design ideas

If you had a chance to design and build your own fire wagon aka tanker trailer. What would you put on it and why? What kind of design would…

Started by Rick

0 Mar 17, 2013

Tender vs. Tanker

OK, so this is a website dedicated to wildland firefighting... so, how many of you call a truck that carries water a tender vs. calling i…

Started by Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd

22 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by Norm Tindell


Why do you need to have a red card to be a wildland firefighter? 

Started by Firefighter

2 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by Norm Tindell

Greenhorn in need of some Advice

I am about to start my first season as a member of the Jackson Mississippi hotshots (DOI) and I had some questions before i pack up and hea…

Started by Jerry David "JD" Dorfman

1 Sep 23, 2010
Reply by Micheal A Whelan

Biggest grass fire this season for your dept.?

What is the biggest grass fire anybody responded to this season. As your department being the primary department to respond.

Started by Daniel Scott Elsner

5 May 19, 2010
Reply by Tony P

Attack from the Black!!!!

My department uses the Attack form the Black rule when extinguishing a grass fire. I would like to know if any other department uses this r…

Started by Daniel Scott Elsner

10 Apr 18, 2010
Reply by John C. Querin Sr

What kind of line gear does everyone carry?

I carry an old military ALICE setup with a belt and suspenders. I have a shelter, butt pack and two canteen pouches for my junk. Then a bla…

Started by PFC Harmon

9 Aug 31, 2009
Reply by Dave


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