Federal Firefighting Strategy Hones in on Firefighter Rescue

In what may be a major shift in federal firefighting strategy, federal firefighters this wildfire season are focusing on rescuing severely injured colleagues and removing them from fire areas within an hour, according to a report from the Scripps Howard News Service. This new focus may be the result of the death of rookie firefighter Andy Palmer during a wildland fire in California two years ago. A recent memo by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group has recommended, among other things, improving medical responses during wildfires.

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