Tag Archives: Wildland Firefighting

Wildfire, Water Experts Rebut President’s Claims

AP Fact Check looks at President’s tweets about wildfires     By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming that California’s water policy is shortchanging firefighters of water to battle the state’s raging wildfires. That’s ...

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A Cohesive Strategy

Strategies for improving wildfire management     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13 Issue 6 Profound environmental and land use changes have contributed to longer and more devastating wildfire seasons. In response, the United States Government Accountability Office ...

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Rein in the Renegades

Challenging criticisms from the NFPA   Division between the NWCG Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee and some members of the NFPA Fire Investigation Technical Committee leads to confusion By Alan Carlson | FireRescue Magazine Volume 13, Issue 4 “It’s time to ...

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Forest Service Gains More Funds to Fight Catastrophic Wildfires

$3.2 billion for this year     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — There’s a sense of relief at the U.S. Forest Service because of the billions of additional dollars made available by lawmakers over the next ...

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May 2018 National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

Wildland fire potential and assessments     Forest Service – National Interagency Fire Center – May 2018 National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook This product provides outlooks for the current month, the month following and a seasonal look at the ...

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Initial Fire Attack in the 70’s

How it was done years ago     Wildland Fire LLC – This video was produced by the California Department of Forestry in the 1970’s.

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Leaf Blower, Prescribed Burn Review

Leafblower uses and limitations tested   (YouTube)   bdelder42 – We perform a burnout operation around a dry wood deck at the Iowa Cooperative Burn Week in the Loess Hills. Here you get to see more of what the leaf ...

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Hotshots

The firefighter’s firefighter   Panorama of the Geronimo Interagency Hotshot Crew as they keep watch on their burnout along a forest road. The Geronimo Hotshots are from the San Carlos Apache Tribal Natural Resources Program, in San Carlos, Arizona. (USDA ...

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Congressional Spending Bill Included Wildfire Disaster Fund

Bill sets aside over $20M for over 10 years     By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help ...

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