“If the fire was not far away, there was nothing we could do,” said Mike, a 20-year-old San Diego resident who gave his last name as Mikey.
“But if the fire had gone to our house and I wasn’t there, then I would have been dead.”
Mike and his friend are two of about 10,000 people across the country who have lost their lives in fires that have scorched thousands of acres.
The average number of people who die in wildfires each year in the U.S. is about 4,000, but in recent years, there have been more than 500,000 fires, which has caused the U and Canada to record the highest wildfire tolls in the world.
The number of deaths has also jumped in the past decade, with a total of almost 9,000 in 2016 alone.
Firefighters and rescue teams often battle fires that sweep through the Midwest and Northeast in the winter months, as well as the Great Lakes region and in the Great Plains and Southwestern states.
“The fires are so intense, that the wind is blowing across your house, your house is burning,” said Dr. Mark Mancini, an emergency medicine physician at the University of California, Davis.
“So if you don’t have a fire extinguisher or a water tank, you’re going to end up burning.”
In the U of S study, volunteers from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the nation’s largest association of fire fighters, were invited to help put out fires in the northern Midwest.
The team was split into two teams.
The first group consisted of 10 firefighters, with each of them wearing fire-resistant gear and using a thermal-imaging device to identify hotspots.
The second team consisted of two firefighters and two rescue technicians, who were armed with water bottles and gas canisters.
They were instructed to search for hot spots and bring them to the firefighting teams, which then used their water bottles to spray water into the flames.
The firefighters were to use water bottles only to extinguish the flames, not to extinguishing the fire itself.
The study also included two weeks of training to improve firefighters’ knowledge of fire behavior and how to respond to flames.
Fire-rescue technicians were trained on how to safely contain and contain fires, including the need for quick, decisive and coordinated action, and on how fires are contained and how firefighters should respond to them.
“If you don`t have a firefighter in your house who is equipped to handle a fire, you don�t have any chance at saving the person you`re helping,” said Mancino.
“It is very important for firefighters to know how to react to a fire in a fire-prone area, as that’s when they can help.”
The study found that firefighters had a higher rate of success in their efforts to contain fires.
In the first two weeks, they also saw significantly lower rates of injuries and fatalities.
“They’re very smart, very trained,” said Mark.
“And they’re doing it in a way that’s really effective.”
When it comes to protecting the health of their dogs, the NFPA recommends dogs that are at least 5-feet tall be trained to stand up and remain in a safe position for a longer period of time.
In addition, they recommend dogs be at least 2-feet long and have a solid, durable, fire-proof collar that can withstand the shock of a fire.
The National Fire Protectors Association, which is a group of more than 3,000 firefighters from across the U., says that training is important because it allows them to quickly assess the situation and make quick decisions.
“When a firefighter sees a fire and they see the dog that’s in the house, they have a good idea what their options are,” said John Cramer, an NFPA member and the chief fire officer for the Kansas City, Kansas, area.
“At that moment, it is a good moment to get in the situation, to get a dog trained, to make sure that the dog knows that it is in a hot, dangerous situation.”
As a dog owner, you should be able to identify the warning signs of a dangerous fire, Mancin said.
“You should always be able tell if a fire is going to come up and you can stop it, so you can save the dog from getting burned,” he said.
The NFPA also recommends that firefighters use water cannons and other tools that are more than two feet long to put out a fire quickly and efficiently.
“Water is the best thing you can have,” said Rob.
“Once it is flowing, it stops the fire, and you are getting rid of the smoke,” said Tod.
“All of us are lucky if we get water at the end of the day.”
The NFPS study found the average age of a firefighter was 53, and that