Wildland Firefighting: New Guidelines and Structure Protection Thoughts from Firehouse World

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Listen as several fire officers talk about wildland and urban interface firefighting operations.

Guests include Assistant Fire Chief Brian Crandall and Captain John Culbertson of the Central Valley Fire District in Belgrade, Montana; retired Los Angeles County Battalion Chief John "J.P." Harris; and Chief Thomas Kuntz of the Red Lodge City/Rural Fire Department in Montana.

The panel discusses several new guidelines that are popping up for wildland crews. The veteran wildfire officers talk about the dire need for LCES (Lookouts, Communication, Escape Routes, Safety Zone) and other structure protection tactics.

Listen as the guests talk about the controversial "defend in place" and "shelter in place" tactics as one guests shares his personal experiences as he worked a fire that forced his family to flee their home.

Note: This podcast was recorded at Firehouse World in February.

Please send any questions or comments to: podcast@firehouse.com.

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