Using Firebreaker—A Quick Tour

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Firebreaker Trials Conducted by the US Fish & Wildlife Service


Front Page News:
Machine Used to Help Control Fires
Tested in South Dakota, USA



Photo Gallery:
Firebreaker Trials in Huron, South Dakota



 
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Testing in the USA begins at the Huron Wetland Management District, South Dakota

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Branch of Fire Management
is responsible for the FWS's Fire Management program


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Firebreaker at the 2004 NAMPO Agricultural Show

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Firebreaker Support Equipment

The fire team at Anglo Coal's Landau Colliery protects employees and safeguards mine property and equipment from runaway fires. Landau Colliery, an open-cast operation, is one of Anglo Coal's South African export mines.

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Burning Firebreaks on a Game Farm near Sterkfontein, South Africa

Burning was done in windy conditions using a crew of four: a tractor driver, a high-pressure handgun operator directly behind the Firebreaker, a spotter with a backpack sprayer 200 yards behind the Firebreaker, and a standby high-pressure handgun operator.
Vegetation was a dense mix of dry grass and Seriphium plumosum (Bankrupt Bush).

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