FIRE

New firefighting team trains for fire season: photos

California has a particularly hot and dry climate in the summer, which often causes extensive fires, which are often aggravated by strong dry winds, known as Diablo in the north and Santa Ana winds in the south.

To cope with these seasonal problems, the West Coast state, and specifically each county, needs a huge number of firefighters to fight a plague that in recent years, partly due to climate change, is destroying ever larger portions of territory.

Every year, therefore, thousands of firefighters are trained to the best of their ability to fight the fire problem and ensure the safety of the population. The pictures of their training are impressive, showing that these are perhaps more than just men and women.

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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
California has a particularly hot and dry climate in summer, which often causes extensive fires, which are often aggravated by strong dry winds, known as Diablo in the north and the Santa Ana winds in the south.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
To deal with these seasonal problems, the West Coast state, and specifically each county, needs a huge number of firefighters to combat a plague that in recent years, partly due to climate change, is destroying ever larger portions of territory.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
Thousands of firefighters are trained each year, practising to the best of their ability to fight fires and ensure the safety of the population. The pictures of their training are impressive, showing that they are perhaps more than just men and women.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
In photo: Marin County firefighters pull a hose up a hill during a controlled burn training on 16 June 2023 in San Rafael, California.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
Seasonal firefighters newly hired by the Marin County Fire Department participated in controlled fire training in preparation for the California fire season.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
One technique for fire control is preventive fire. This is used to preemptively remove certain particularly flammable parts of vegetation, such as litter and dry grasses, in order to reduce the fire risk in specific areas and facilitate firefighting.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
Moreover, as can be seen from these beautiful pictures, prescribed fire is one of the teaching modules in the training of forest fire analysts in various countries and for training in the expert use of the counter-fire technique.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
In California, specifically, the counties most affected by summer fires are, according to statistics, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
According to the data we have today, the deadliest fire ever in California was 'Tubbs' in 2017 (43 deaths), while 'Rush', in 2012, was the largest (1280 km²).
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
Usually, these fires do not go beyond the state territory of California. However, the 'Rush', in 2012, even reached Washoe County in the State of Nevada.
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The incredible photos of firefighter training in California.
As a rule, the causes of these fires are attributed to technical malfunctions or thunderstorms, but there is no shortage of signs of malicious intent on several occasions, which when added to the arid Californian summer climate can result in vast and dangerous fires.
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