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Help or Hinder?

The problem with drones and wildland fires The camera-mounted mini-aircraft are popular for getting a look at areas that might otherwise be difficult to access or restricted for people. (Photo by iStock.)   By Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine January ...

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Drone over Tennessee Wildfire

Plows and fire crews working in Hardin County   Melvin Martin – Hardin County Fire Department assisting Tennessee Division of Forestry on a large wildland fire near Highway 203 and Lonesome Pine Road Jan. 31, 2017. The fire was caused ...

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Large Brushfire Destroys Florida Homes

Large brushfire in Polk County is spread over 4,000 acres Hundreds of evacuated residents are back in their homes after fire crews contained a brush fire spread over some 2,000 acres in central Florida. (Feb. 17) FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — ...

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Colorado’s Dead Trees Increase Wildfire Threat

Beetle-infested trees could worsen wildfires   DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, ...

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The OT-4NX Poly Backpack

The backpack hand pump is a valuable tool to quickly deliver water in many fire situations. It is the ideal firefighting water tank to suppress brush fires, grass fires and any other situation where a portable water source is needed, ...

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Hundreds Evacuated from New Zealand Wildfires

Pilot killed in crash was decorated Afghanistan war veteran   NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of people in New Zealand’s second-largest city were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as wildfires burned down several houses and ...

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