• June 29, 2016
    On May 13, the City of Lompoc (Calif.) Fire Department responded to an early morning fire at an eight-unit apartment complex. Upon arrival, firefighters found a well-involved apartment unit with fire threatening to extend to adjacent apartments and the second ... read more
  • June 29, 2016
    In 2000, the Colorado Springs Fire Chief Manuel Navarro challenged staff to "never let the public tell me that they didn't know we lived with a wildfire risk." Since then, Colorado Springs has taken an interactive approach to addressing wildland-fire risk ... read more
  • June 29, 2016
    In recent years, plane crashes have posed a major threat to the safety of wildland firefighters. This year alone, two crashes claimed the lives of six wildland firefighters. On Nov. 30, the U.S. Senate addressed this important issue by unanimously accepting ... read more