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Structure protection equipment against the threat of wildfire

Structure protection and, more specifically, the use of Structure Protection Equipment (SPU) to protect structures and assist fire suppression in the USA and in Canada have become increasingly recognized as a key component in the wildfire suppression tool kit, shares the wildfire specialists at Waterax.

Smoke animation from Canadian wildfires

This short, animated graphic by Environment Canada shows the 48-hour path of smoke over Aug. 1-2, 2017.
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Focused Training Sessions: Wildland-Urban Interface Fires DVD

In this classrooom session DVD, Lieutenant Edward A. Wright takes a look at the wildland-urban interface, an increasingly prevalent area of focus in the fire service. As urban sprawl continues around the world, more and more firefighters are called on to work in the wildland-urban interface.   

Applying the experience gained from his career, Lt. Wright walks through a wildland incident and discusses the various issues involved. He discusses ICS, managing risk, structural triage, and structural protection tactics to ensure that all firefighters and officers are on the same page during these large incidents. >> Learn more
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Incident Report: The black line

Paul Dixon details how one B.C. wildfire’s advance was successfully stopped in three days and full contained in eight, having burned 78 hectares. » Read more
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Trainer's Corner: All firefighters should understand wildland terms

Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Ed Brouwer provides a round-up of wildfire terminology essential for firefighters. » Read more

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

March 29 - April 7, 2018
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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FDIC International

April 23-28, 2018
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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