How Fighting Wildfires Works


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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   1 years back

    I hope you guys enjoy this video! It's obviously quite an enormous topic that people will spend years studying condensed down into a ten-minute video so this isn't the comprehensive guide to stopping wildfires but for those that know nothing about wildfire suppression techniques I hope this will be interesting and informative!

    • Filipe Saramago
      Filipe Saramago  5 hours back

      The idea of controlling a fire instead of putting it out is only valid in few places of the world, like California due to the kind of forest that exists there. Most forests are not supposed to have periodic fires and one burnt very hardly do they ever regrow to what they were without human intervention

    • Brandon Lindblom
      Brandon Lindblom  1 months back

      Wendover Productions where I live we don’t have any smoke jumpers and it is in California where it is 100 degrees or 120

    • alan6832
      alan6832  3 months back

      Why do I see no mention of tanker trucks in the video? Wouldn't such trucks be important to enhancing the road as a firebreak (and tanker trains for railroads)?? Otherwise the same way you describe use of aircraft? except with the advantage of lower cost ? and the disadvantage of being limited to roads? or perhaps some grasslands? Do tanker trucks get used extensively against wildfires? or do fire trucks just transport men and hand tools?

    • Luis Juárez
      Luis Juárez  4 months back

      Wendover Productions could you give us a vid on controlled mining explosions?
      I’ve been curious on the subject due to the Amazonia wildfires and that got me thinking on those very long controlled explosions that are used in mining. They seem to move a lot of dirt in a very short amount of time; question is, are they cheap and easy to deploy?

  • Hank nvt
    Hank nvt  3 days back

    You shouldnt talk about people or do cool with them........if you and i know .........that the work they useless!!!!!
    YEAH RIGHT............
    You guys are kids!!!!
    And believe in your own crap.
    I have never seen a fire fighter that have stopped a huge fire of 2 km wide or something.
    GET IT???
    WHAT A DORKS........
    AND DUMB........
    So if these guys cant kill this huge fire.................then why are they walking around in the flames???
    Uhm.....they tell them self that they are needed.....but ..........actually they like the flames.
    It gives them a kick!!!!
    Normal people stay home.
    Crazy for flames.
    And anyone knows........indeed...if you really want to fight a fire........then get your self an airplane.
    So.....great guys.........but full of shit!!!!
    And t........he voice-over dude..............fits right in between them.
    he he he
    What a dumb people eah.............
    What were they thinking?????
    50 guys will make the difference??? men nice people....but no brain!!!!
    So now we know that it makes no sense to walk among the flames.
    So why these guys are doing so.......i dont know........
    Maybe for the picture!!!!!!

    • Happy Fox
      Happy Fox  3 days back

      who cries over the cost of spilt milk? the fire man does... they all do

      • Stop motion Man
        Stop motion Man  4 days back

        • Freedy Krueger
          Freedy Krueger  5 days back

          99% australian watch rate
          (for now) fellow australians will relate in your in nsw now

          • Is it a bird no its a 737 max falling

            Imagine the Australian rfs being this advanced

          • RAPPEDup
            RAPPEDup  2 weeks back

            who is here during the Aussie wildfires There is a out of control fire 15km(9 miles)
            Away from me in Cessnock

            • Freddy Mella
              Freddy Mella  2 weeks back

              Only my system can stop 100% more faster and effectively the wild fire and can save to the government and fire department millions of dollars> I looking for a partner to manufacturing it, for more details please contact me at my e-mail [email protected]

              • Freddy Mella
                Freddy Mella  2 weeks back

                Only my system can stop 100% faster and effectively wild fire, I look for a partner to manufacturing it .My  idea is patented in USA.For more details please contact me at my e-mail [email protected]

              • Freddy Mella
                Freddy Mella  2 weeks back

                My invention is 100% more effective than the system show in this video and can save millions to de government and fire department. For more details about m invention please contact me in my e-mail [email protected] My name is Freddy  Mella, and my idea has patent in USA

              • Johnny Walker
                Johnny Walker  2 weeks back

                this should be a public service announcement in schools

                • Varelity
                  Varelity  3 weeks back

                  Send this to the Australian prime minister

                  • dan choen
                    dan choen  3 weeks back

                    Laugh's at /gamerule doFireTick false

                    • And this one will eat you. Get cooked in my fires

                      Take note, California.

                      • TheUruguayanG0D
                        TheUruguayanG0D  3 weeks back

                        I was guessing skillshare but it was squarespace

                        • VERX Knowledge
                          VERX Knowledge  3 weeks back

                          Tbh I hear a forest fire in the USA every 3 weeks (atleast) and only here once a year about a forest fire somewhere else.

                          • Varelity
                            Varelity  3 weeks back

                            There’s fire in Australia all the time. All summer there’s fires

                        • Verdant Eridium
                          Verdant Eridium  3 weeks back

                          Anyone in NSW or QLD watching this to see how our firefighters are dealing with the fires we have?

                          • LiamJames16 ツ
                            LiamJames16 ツ  4 weeks back

                            How to stop a wild fire: get the Australian fire team to fly to your country there done.

                            • Road Kill
                              Road Kill  4 weeks back

                              Imagine you’re a fire casually burning in a forrest then all of a sudden a bunch of badass firefighters parachute around you and beat your ass

                              • BLONDKILLER11
                                BLONDKILLER11  4 weeks back

                                You cannot control a fire

                                • Nekcorb S'hes
                                  Nekcorb S'hes  4 weeks back

                                  *Australia: GETS MAD*

                                  • LiamJames16 ツ
                                    LiamJames16 ツ  4 weeks back

                                    Nekcorb S'hes not really coz our fireys actually know what they are doing

                                • Eddie Hourani
                                  Eddie Hourani  4 weeks back

                                  Thank you!

                                  • Fidelity
                                    Fidelity  4 weeks back

                                    Pray for NSW, Australia.

                                    • Giancarlo Goes
                                      Giancarlo Goes  4 weeks back

                                      Lmaoooo you live in Redding..

                                      My teacher from there c:

                                      • Max Mason
                                        Max Mason  4 weeks back

                                        phos chek is cheaper then gas in California

                                        • Unitedpotato plays
                                          Unitedpotato plays  1 months back

                                          Dat fire AINT AS BIG AS MY COUNTRY 40 KLOMETERS FIRE so I am dead and million of people ☹️

                                          • Dual Gaming
                                            Dual Gaming  1 months back

                                            Gl Aussie

                                            • Flash Linsh
                                              Flash Linsh  1 months back

                                              This is 😢 sad

                                              • Malthe føns dissing
                                                Malthe føns dissing  1 months back

                                                When the plane come from abobe they need to say “its death from above”

                                                • seduktive ladd
                                                  seduktive ladd  1 months back

                                                  Why isn't it free since your trying to save lives

                                                  • Shy
                                                    Shy  1 months back

                                                    Rip sydney

                                                    • ArtyTheGamer 19
                                                      ArtyTheGamer 19  1 months back

                                                      I’m in 2019 and right now NSW is having A BIG BUSHFIRE

                                                      I hope I make it

                                                      • Varelity
                                                        Varelity  3 weeks back

                                                        LiamJames16 ツ our prime minister doesn’t tho

                                                      • LiamJames16 ツ
                                                        LiamJames16 ツ  4 weeks back

                                                        ArtyTheGamer 19 you will our fireys know what they’re doing

                                                    • QANTAS 001
                                                      QANTAS 001  1 months back

                                                      Please do this to Australia, I am gonna die
                                                      Edit: phew I am not dead

                                                      • Cruz Florez
                                                        Cruz Florez  1 months back

                                                        Bless these people

                                                        • Jason Viper
                                                          Jason Viper  1 months back

                                                          WELP people from CALI didn't watch this video

                                                        • Heather H
                                                          Heather H  1 months back

                                                          This was pretty helpful for me since I'm not from wildfire country and know little about fire science. I did know that wildfires are often a natural occurrence and necessary for a healthy forest, but was not aware of the specifics involved in containing a wildfire. Very interesting.

                                                          • Jabari Graham
                                                            Jabari Graham  1 months back

                                                            Fire force irl 😂

                                                            • theafi824
                                                              theafi824  1 months back

                                                              How to Stop a Wildfire: Anchor, Flank, & Pinch

                                                              • Dylan Shramko
                                                                Dylan Shramko  1 months back

                                                                How to stop a wildfire according to Wendover: *PLANES*

                                                                • JT112
                                                                  JT112  1 months back

                                                                  Forgot to mention hotshot crews. Awesome video though.

                                                                  • DeeRaptor
                                                                    DeeRaptor  1 months back

                                                                    Real life Rescue Heroes!

                                                                    • adamklam1
                                                                      adamklam1  1 months back

                                                                      this Seems relevant:

                                                                      • Da Master
                                                                        Da Master  1 months back

                                                                        IT is ridiculous how they are not willing to pay 60k for a fireextinguishing chemicals but they spend billions on the Military.

                                                                        • Brian Schurr
                                                                          Brian Schurr  2 months back

                                                                          hehehe.. retardant..

                                                                          • TEHSTINK
                                                                            TEHSTINK  2 months back

                                                                            $60,000 sounds like a lot until it takes out a neighborhood

                                                                            • Max Que
                                                                              Max Que  2 months back

                                                                              Or, instead of lightning, PG&E cuts costs and doesn't maintain power lines, so a fucking downed line starts another 60k acre fire, while they cut off power to the rest of the state to cover up the fact that they caused houses to burn and lives to be lost.

                                                                              • U of M Alumni
                                                                                U of M Alumni  2 months back

                                                                                Airplanes Cost $$$$.....Send the check to PG&E

                                                                                • Ceez B
                                                                                  Ceez B  2 months back

                                                                                  Who's here after all these Cali fires?