U.S. Forest Service

Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

USFS and CAL FIRE team up for training     Stephanie Schmieding, ActionNewsNow REDDING, Calif. (ActionNewsNow) – Starting Monday, firefighters will learn how to supervise air attacks during a training in Redding. The U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with ...

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Dissecting Data: Pinpointing Houses Threatened by Wildfire

One in 12 homes in California are at high risk of burning     By PHILLIP REESE The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — These California communities could be the next Paradise . Is yours one of them? A lot ...

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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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Prescribed Burn in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest

Prevention effort for communities near national forest     NEBO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a 197-acre prescribed burn in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The forest service says in a news release the ...

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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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