New Free Wildland/Urban Interface Fires Training Program Available

The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program is now available. Wildland/Urban Interface Fires address the fact that urban and suburban fire departments are increasingly being deployed to wildfire areas, in part because urban and suburban communities are ever-expanding to the wildland boundaries. The program consists of a 60-minute video presentation and an accompanying 26-slide PowerPoint.

The program is presented by Battalion Chief Scott Magers of the Hillsboro (OR) Fire Department. Chief Magers has had an extensive amount of experience in all aspects of the fire service, including wildland/urban interface fires, during his 34 years of service. He is a Type 1 Incident Commander with the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, overseeing one of their Incident Management Teams.

Covered topics include:

  • the importance of situational awareness,
  • structural and site preparation
  • intel gathering
  • structural protection
  • often overlooked dangers
  • apparatus positioning
  • maintaining mobility
  • confronting the fire
  • retreat

Aimed primarily at the company officer, all firefighters will derive significant benefit from this program and Chief Magers’ many years of experience in an urban department with a wildland interface.

For individual FE videos.

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Simply watch in the viewer above or download the video HERE and the PowerPoint HERE.

Send comments and feedback about these training programs to staff@ffsupport.org. Please note: some Windows users may experience problems when downloading compressed files. If you have trouble downloading any of the programs, e-mail peterp@pennwell.com.

About the Firefighters Support Foundation

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters, emergency management, EMS, and Search & Rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. They also set aside a portion of their funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.

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