U.S. Forest Service

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

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Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 ...

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What It’s Like to be a Smokejumper

Time with the Nezperce Smokejumpers     VOA News – They’re called smokejumpers and, as you may guess from the name, they have very dangerous work. Their job is to parachute into the spot where a wildfire has started and ...

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Court Blocks Montana Logging Project

Attorney for USFS said project would reduce wildfire threats     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked a western Montana logging project while it considers a lawsuit that claims the project could harm threatened species. The ...

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Wyoming Hotshots 2018 Season

A look back at the wildfire season     Birney Brayton – Wyoming Hotshots 2018 fire season was exclusively in Colorado and Wyoming. Music: Intro/Sweet Glory (Jimkata), Cochise (Audioslave)

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Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

The pain of the four-week-long shutdown is having a ripple effect     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire ...

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Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, January 2019

National Interagency Coordination Center     Outlook Period December 2018, January and February 2019 Executive Summary A broad trough set up across the interior of North America while a strong trough anchored over the West Coast. Deep, cold air from ...

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Wasatch Helitack Crew 2018 Wildfire Season

A look back at the fire season     wasatch helitack – Wasatch Helitack 2018 Season. 2018 fire season was a busy one. More about the Wasatch Helitack Crew

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