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How Firefighters Forecast Wildfire Behaviour

Firefighters have multiple sophisticated methods of predicting wildfire behaviour. Here are some of the factors that fire suppression professionals need to consider in order to forecast forest fire behaviour. History Fire history can tell you a lot about the potential for future fires in the area. For example, if a wildfire occurred in an area [...]

A History of Wildfire Fighting Equipment

Fire Pumps In the 1850s, early portable pumps for firefighting were large pumps on wheels that would be pulled by horses to a water source near the fire, allowing firefighters to access water and use it as a reliable fire suppression system. This method was effective but had its difficulties. Eventually, the horses were replaced […]