Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Hopland Fire Training: Mobile Attack in Wildland

[All photographs taken by Matt LaFever]

As the sunset yesterday behind the western hills of Sanel Valley, Hopland Fire Protection District Volunteer Firefighter volunteers gathered in a clearing along Feliz Creek to practice their mobile attack skills, Chief Mitch Franklin told us.

Mobile attack is a specific firefighting technique is also known as “pump and roll” or “rolling attack”. It is an efficient method of controlling wildfires, especially in light vegetation, in which an engine drives along the edge of a fire while a firefighter walks ahead extinguishing the fire as they move.


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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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