About 2,000 firefighters increased containment on the nearly 68-square-mile blaze to 40 percent, federal fire officials said Sunday evening. But the death toll could rise as cadaver dogs search for remains in neighborhoods occupied by many retirees on fixed incomes, officials warned.
With the unavoidable need for round-the-clock emergency services, shift working is a necessity. However, shift work firefighters are exposed to trauma and stress and often experience detrimental impacts on their health and well-being. To provide support for emergency service personnel, both researchers and leadership must continually investigate how the negative impacts of the occupation can be minimized and the effectiveness of workers optimized.
On the rescue engine, the larger compartments enable the department to carry more technical rescue tools, stabilization jacks, a light tower, more cribbing, two more Rams, a pedal cutter, ice sleds, wet suits, and a rear-mounted pump. The vehicle basically doubled in size. They also did away with hydraulic reels.
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A flame from a wildfire approaches a fire truck as it moves along Highway 178 near Lake Isabella, Calif. The wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded and smoke obscured the path to safety. See More Galleries