WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTING

Some people run from danger...  we run towards it.

 Windswept Wildfire has been battling wildfires since 2004. Our fleet consists of multiple Type 6 wild land engines specifically designed to assist in fighting wildfires by transporting firefighters to the scene and providing them with access to the fire, along with water and other essential equipment.  With over 60 years of combined experience, our crews are trained and prepared to battle any wild land fire situation. While being nationally dispatched, we have attacked wildfires in more than 14 states.

TRAINING

Since 2008 Windswept Wildfire has provided training following  NWCG guidelines. Classes provided each spring include: Basic, Annual Refresher, S-131/S-133 FFT1 Squad Boss, S-230/S-231 CRWB/ENGB Crew Boss/Engine Boss, S-211 Portable Pumps, S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws, S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface and S-219 Ignition Operations to name a few. If you have a large group that needs training we can come to you. Just send us an email on the CONTACT US page.

CHIPPING

          Windswept is equipped with two state of the art professional wood chippers that annihilates anything in its path.  From the small trees and shrubs of the family neighborhoods, to the monster trees of the Rocky Mountains, our specialized crew can handle any size operation.

Our team has traveled the nation conquering tasks in such locations as Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon, and the breathtaking Yellowstone National Park.  Beginning in 2009, our team of experts have been constructing a fire break around the south side of Helena, Montana to help protect the citizens of possible future fire outbreak.  Thus far, we have completed over 2,200 acres and continue to grow the protective line every day.

PRESCRIBED BURNING

WE DO PRESCRIBED BURNS. ANYTHING FROM BURNING OUT CRP (CONSERVATIVE RESERVE PROGRAM) WILDLIFE HABITAT FOR SAGE GROUSE, FOREST UNDER STORY FOR FUTURE HEALTHY GROWTH. IRRIGATION DITCH BURNING, SLASH PILE BURNS. 

HOME HAZARDOUS FUELS REDUCTION

Wildfire Could Be Coming... Is YOUR Home Ready?

Windswept excels in private residence and sub-division communities fuel reduction projects. Fuel reduction projects have been proven as a means of lessening wildfire hazards, catastrophic fire and its threat to public and firefighter safety, and damage to property.

Hazardous fuels consist of brush, live and dead or dying trees that have accumulated and increase the likelihood of unusually large wild land fires.  When vegetation, or fuels, accumulate, they allow fires to burn hotter, faster, and with higher flame lengths.

Hazardous fuels are reduced through a variety of treatments which remove or modify wildland fuels, thereby reducing the potential for severe wild land fire behavior, damage, or loss of your home due to fire.  Fuel reduction also helps in limiting the spread of invasive species and diseases that can significantly damage your surrounding landscaping.

The objective is to remove enough vegetation (fuel) so that when a wildfire burns, it is less severe and can be more easily managed.

Windswept has the experience and equipment to assess, plan and complete a variety of projects.

COMMERCIAL HAZARDOUS FUELS REDUCTION

Wildfire Could Be Coming... Is YOUR Business Ready?

Windswept excels in business and commercial property fuel reduction projects. Fuel reduction projects have been proven as a means of lessening wildfire hazards, catastrophic fire and its threat to public and firefighter safety, and damage to property.

 

Hazardous fuels consist of brush, live and dead or dying trees that have accumulated and increase the likelihood of unusually large wildland fires.  When vegetation, or fuels, accumulate, they allow fires to burn hotter, faster, and with higher flame lengths.

 

Hazardous fuels are reduced through a variety of treatments which remove or modify wildland fuels, thereby reducing the potential for severe wildland fire behavior, damage, or loss of your home due to fire.  Fuel reduction also helps in limiting the spread of invasive species and diseases that can significantly damage your surrounding landscaping.

 

The objective is to remove enough vegetation (fuel) so that when a wildfire burns, it is less severe and can be more easily managed.

 

Windswept has the experience and equipment to assess, plan and complete a variety of projects.

WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Communities in and near forests, an area known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). The WUI is expanding in size and population, leading to increased concern for life and property that could potentially be damaged by wildfires. Windswept will evaluate and produce a plan to educate the home owner, as well as lower your homes risk from wildland fires by creating or increasing your defensible space and making your home fire ready. There are grants available from Fire Safe Montana and the Northern Rocky Mountain RC&D for home/land owners to assist in the costs of preparing your land or home.

ANNUAL DOT INSPECTIONS

The annual DOT Inspection is required of all CMVs that have a GVWR of 10,001 lbs. or more, as defined in the definition of a CMV in CFR 390.5. CFR 396.17 requires that all CMVs that meet the above definition be inspected annually.

 

All inspections are conducted by our certified DOT inspector with 30+ year experience as an inspector and mechanic. Schedule your inspection today, we can complete your inspection on site or at our shop. Quick response and reasonable rates.

SNOW PLOWING

SIDEWALKS  *  STREETS  *  SUB-DIVISIONS  *  SANDING  *  SNOW REMOVAL & HAULING  *  COMMERCIAL PLOWING  *  DRIVEWAYS

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