Videos from the National Interagency Fire Center

Today the National Interagency Fire Center uploaded a bunch wildfire-related videos to YouTube. We have six of them below.

This first one is about managing communications on a complex incident:

The second one is on the subject of engines:

The third one describes what wildland firefighters must do if there is a medical emergency on an incident.


The fourth one, below, is a case study of the Salt Fire, ignited by lightning on August 25th, 2011 in the mountains of the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho.

Number five, below, is about the transfer of command, which is one of the most vulnerable times for a communication breakdown. This video examines how firefighters get all the information they need during a transition.

The last one, number six, is about lightning and how firefighters can prepare.

A seventh one about Air Attack is on our Fire Aviation site.

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About Bill Gabbert

Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+