Wildland firefighting Boot Camp

 

Boulder Mountain Contracting Rookies 2011

Boulder Mountain Contracting Rookies 2011

 

Wildland firefighting recruits participating in the 2011 boot camp, held by Canadian training agency and wildfire contractor Boulder Mountain Contracting Ltd. in Barriere, BC, May 2011.

Twenty four recruits spent seven days in class rooms and in the field learning wildfire suppression for the 2011 wildfire season.

Check out the great slideshow below:  Thanks Mikael!

via Wildland firefighting Boot Camp | BC Canada | Wildfire Fire Season 2011 » Projects » Kamloops Photographer Mikael Kjellstrom.

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Wildland firefighting Boulder Mountain Contracting LTD

wildfire boot camp Boulder Mountain Contracting 2011A short video with footage from BMC Boulder firefighter Marshal Chupa during the 2010 fire season.

via Wildland firefighting Boot Camp | BC Canada | Wildfire Fire Season 2011 » Projects » Kamloops Photographer Mikael Kjellstrom.

BMC Trailer from Mikael Kjellstrom on Vimeo.

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CTV Edmonton – Thousands flee as northern Alberta town burns – CTV News

 

slave lake may 15, 2011

 

Updated: Mon May. 16 2011 24:01:50

via – CTV.ca News Staff

“Thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Alberta where two out-of-control wildfires breached a town’s defences and have burned down hundreds of buildings, including the town hall, police station and the radio station.”

full story here:

CTV Edmonton – Thousands flee as northern Alberta town burns – CTV News.

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CTV Edmonton – Large wildfires keep Slave Lake under emergency – CTV News

 

 

May 15, 2011.  (CTV Edmonton)The Town of Slave Lake has declared a state of emergency as wildfires force 260 people from their homes. Photo supplied by Ray Petlock.

full story here:

via CTV Edmonton – Large wildfires keep Slave Lake under emergency – CTV News.

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Gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface High Speed Video 6200 fps

cherry-gelatin

Feeling nervous about Monday or Tuesday morning’s weigh in and fitness test?  Watch this video and forget your worries.  For a little bit anyway.  Mmmmmmmm Gelatin.

via YouTube – Gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface High Speed Video 6200 fps.

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Cleatskins

 

cleatskin blue

 

I see an opportunity here for a work boot caulk covering.  Rappeling with caulks is not an option for many different reasons, and one being the shiny sharp spikes on the feet aren’t helicopter friendly.  It would be catastrophic having the rope get caught in a caulk too.  Cleatskins would solve the problem if they had a model designed to fit over the sole of a work boot.  No more bashed shins building a cribbed pad, or walking through slide alder in a rainstorm.

cleatskin

 

from their website:

Cleatskins are a revolutionary footwear accessory designed to allow athletes to move swiftly to and from their sport without damaging their cleated shoes or risking injury.  The innovative SKINTEK™ rubber skin easily slips over cleats to take them to the street, so busy athletes can move on and off the field faster and more safely.

via Cleatskins |.

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Navy SEAL Goggins Trains in Desert

David GogginsMay 2 marks the day nearly all of the MOF firefighters come back online in BC.  Pack test and Pump Hose test on Monday, (Rap will do theirs on Tuesday; Monday will be Tower annual recerts).  I’m not suggesting we are all equivalent to Navy Seals but this video of David Goggins should inspire greatness.  No matter how much the pump hose test sucks, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to a typical day for Goggins.  I will no longer gripe about IT bands flaring up.

 

YouTube – Navy SEAL Goggins Trains in Desert.

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FIRE HOSE BELT | Recycled Accessories, Lori Burley, Eco-Chic, Eco-Friendly Fashion | UncommonGoods

 

Fire hose belt

I say Econo, you say Toy hose. Quick connect or threaded.  Lined, unlined.  Aramid or vinyl.   It’s how we get liquid(usually water or a water and foaming agent) from point A to the fire. When it no longer can be patched or re-coupled, it’s time to chuck it out right?  Wrong.  Make it into a cool belt!  I refuse to wear a belt made from hose that had threaded couplings, what a nightmare challenge.  The jokes about the rated PSI for a wearers belt can only mean they love you.

From Uncommon Goods here’s the gist : Marrying a fireman had more than safety perks–it sparked Lori Burley’s design inspiration, too. Enticed by the unique texture and action-packed stories behind fire hoses, Burley transforms spent pieces into one-of-a-kind accessories. Each belt is handmade and often bears distress marks from being in service and passing quality testing. Handmade in Colorado. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

FIRE HOSE BELT | Recycled Accessories, Lori Burley, Eco-Chic, Eco-Friendly Fashion | UncommonGoods.

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Denver Outfits Its Trucks With Pet Oxygen Masks

dog O2 mask

Human Oxygen masks are not very effective on canines.  What to do?  Use the right tool for the job, makes sense right?  These structural firefighters give a little help to most everyone’s best friend with Pet O2 Masks.  Watch the video, many different breeds and different sized masks for these breeds.  Dogs a lot of times alert the humans that something is wrong ie the house is on fire so if they succumb to the smoke I say they deserve the best care possible. Check it out.

 

via YouTube – Denver Outfits Its Trucks With Pet Oxygen Masks.

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Saxx Mens Underwear

Saxx pouch detailsaxx black

Guys underwear that’s made of cotton, so you can wear it under your Nomex, legally and comfortably.  A pouch in the front with no seams.  Elastic in the legs so they don’t ride up.  Everyday comfort for those 3 days stretched into four overnight- fires, in the heat of the summer on the side of a mountain.  Saxx underwear available in three different styles-24 Seven, Pro Elite and Ultra.  Boxer briefs and Trunk fit.

Saxx Mens Underwear.

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