Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Aerial Drop Safety

See what 9,000 lbs. of retardant can do     CAL FIRE TV – CAL FIRE/USFS Aerial Firefighting Drop Safety Video Do you know how much weight is being delivered over top of you during a wildland fire?

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Howe Ridge Fire Initial Response

The fire grew from 20 acres to an estimated 2,500 acres overnight     National Park Service, Intermountain Regional Office Lakewood, CO – Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released a video documenting the first 36 hours of the Howe ...

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Smokey Bear Turns 75

Anniversary comes as scientists warn the world’s forests are vulnerable amid climate change     CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire. ...

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Ceremony Marks 70th Anniversary of Deadly Mann Gulch Fire

13 firefighters were killed on August 5, 1949 in a Montana wildfire     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials are marking the 70th anniversary of a tragic blaze north of Helena that killed 13 firefighters and prompted the U.S. Forest ...

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After 75 Years Smokey Bear Still Keeps an Eye on America’s Forests

Some 96% of Americans recognized this constant reminder to keep forests safe     Wendy Melillo, American University School of Communication (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Smokey ...

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Agencies Boost Efforts to Stop Wildland Firefighter Suicides

Reasons for the rise are unclear, though some cite longer and tougher wildfire seasons   By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating ...

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Smokejumpers, Hotshots Urge Montana Senator to Change Federal Classification

Legislation could change the name back to firefighters     Dennis Bragg, MTN News/KRTV.com MISSOULA (KRTV) – Experienced wildland firefighters tell Sen. Steve Daines they never expected to “get rich” by “sleeping in the dirt” and putting their lives at ...

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U.S. Attempt to Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails

Decrease in number of deployments annually led to decision to keep current model     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in ...

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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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