Oregon Wildland Firefighting: A History

Oregon Wildland Firefighting: A History

by Sean Davis

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ISBN-13: 9781439666128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/11/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Purple Heart recipient Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War, which chronicles his experiences in the Iraq War and the Hurricane Katrina cleanup. Sean won the American Legion's Legionnaire of the Year Award in 2015 and the Emily Gottfried Emerging Leader, Human Rights Award for 2016. Published in a variety of books and publications, Sean teaches college writing and literature classes around Portland and spends his summers fighting fires along the West Coast.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Man versus Nature 15

2 The Agencies and Organizations 29

3 The Men and Women Who Fight Wildland Fires 33

4 What You Need to Know about Fighting Wildland Fires 39

5 The Causes and Sizes of Wildland Fires 57

6 Fighting Fires in Oregon, Then and Now 65

7 The Largest Wildland Fires in Oregon 96

The Great Fire, 1845 96

The Silverton Fire of 1865 97

The Columbia Fire or Yacolt Burn, 1902 97

The Big Burn, The Great Fire, The Big Blowup or Devil's Broom Fire, 1910 98

The Tillamook Burn, 1933, 1939, 1945, 1951 100

The Bandon Fire, 1936 101

The Ashwood-Donnybrook Fire, 1996 103

Simnasho Fire at the Warm Springs Reservation, 1996 103

Jackson Fire, 2000 104

The Lakeview Complex, 2001 104

The Biscuit Fire, 2002 105

The Toolbox Complex, 2002 106

The South End Complex, 2006 107

The Egley Complex, 2007 108

The High Cascades Complex, 2011 108

The Long Draw Fire, 2012 109

The Miller Homestead Fire, 2012 110

The Holloway Fire, 2012 111

The Buzzard Complex, 2014 111

The Cornett-Windy Ridge Fire, 2015 112

The Canyon Creek Complex, 2015 113

Eagle Creek Fire, 2017 114

Cheteo Bar Fire, 2017 117

8 Why They Fight

Notes 123

About the Author 127

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