Fire Industry News and Events

The History and Evolution of Wildland Firefighting

Wildland fire suppression and fighting within the United States has had a long and complex history. The concept of wildfire suppression refers to the specific firefighting tactics trained professionals utilize in dealing with wildland fires. Firefighting efforts in wildland areas generally require specialized techniques, training, and equipment in comparison to the more traditional and familiar realm of structural firefighting used in populated areas. Often working alongside carefully designed...

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Skid Unit Recent Delivery - Pleasant Hill Fire District

On March 16th, Pleasant Hill Fire District in Oregon “geared up" for wildland season by taking delivery of a 300 gallon End Mount Skid Unit. The unit features an NFF4 High-Pressure Four-Stage Pump, 18HP Honda Motor and Hannay Steel Electric Reel. PHFD plans to use the unit as their primary response unit for grass and Wildland fires.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Biggest Little Fun at the NWSA Conference

​Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the National Wildfire Suppression Association (NWSA) Annual Conference in Reno. Private contractors (NWSA Member Companies) from across the country took part in three days of workshops, meetings and training...

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall 2/12/15

Kidde has recalled 31 models of their disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Congratulations to our Firefighter Carry Bag Winner!

We held a fun facebook contest yesterday and today asking our fans to share how they use wildland fire tools at home. Everyone who commented was entered into a drawing. We are shipping the winner a free Firefighter Carry Bag!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 Trade Show Schedule

Visit us at Utah Fire & Rescue Academy Winter Fire School, Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact Meeting, NWSA Conference, TX Fire Chiefs Conference, Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), Southern Group of State Foresters Meeting, FireShowsWest (formerly FireShowsReno), Mid-South Wildland Fire Academy, California – Nevada – Hawaii Forest Fire Council Meeting

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Friday, January 23, 2015

WFF/NFF Challenge Coin - Thank you!

Our Wildland Firefighter Foundation/National Fire Fighter Corp. Challenge Coin was designed as a way to honor the dedication, service and sacrifice of wildland firefighters. 100% of profits from the sale of the WFF/NFF Challenge Coins were donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015