by Alex Spannuth The Kestrel 5500 feels, looks, and operates like it was designed for the fireline. With a tough exterior, bulky feel, and the transition to AA batteries, it fits in with most fire operations and apparatuses. Where the 5500 sets itself apart from the rest of fires’ un-user-friendly devices is the customization and […]
A definitive guide to managing backcountry lightning risk, by Dr. John Gookin from the National Outdoor Leadership School. To download the file, see the link below.
For more information, read and download Dr. John Gookin’s guide to Â “Backcountry Lightning Risk Management”. by Rich McCrea Exposure to lightning during firefighting is very common, and there really is no place in the outdoors that is safe when a thunderstorm is in the area. Wildland firefighters are especially more susceptible to being struck by […]