We can all help make the our community a safer place by learning more about how and why wildfires start and what to do during an incident. Below is a compilation of educational videos to help you understand the basics of fire behavior and safety. Check back often for new content.
VIDEO - 20:09
Using Water Effectively in the Wildland/Urban Interface
This video is incredibly informative showing different ways of using water effectively in interface firefighting and provides examples of techniques or strategies including planning and locating water sources, accessing those water sources for supply; and testing and maintaining the source.
Published on Jan 20, 2008
VIDEO - 20:51
Understanding Fire Behavior in the Wildland/Urban Interface
Fire Behavior - discusses structural vs. wildland fire operations, methods of heat transfer, fuel types and effects, weather, topography and how it effects wildland fire, and extreme fire behavior.
Published on Mar 14, 2011
VIDEO - 2:23
Propane Tank Explosion
A propane tank BLEVE will occur when the container is subject to extreme heat, such as in a fire. While the tank is being heated, the liquid propane inside is being heated causing it to expand. The safety relief valve will open allowing pressure to vent to the outside atmosphere.
Published on Feb 18, 2017