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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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.