Tag Archives: Wildland Firefighting

Retardant Drop from 747 Killed Utah Firefighter

Near ground-level release uprooted tree that struck Burchett     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed after Water Drop

Report states falling tree debris killed battalion chief     By DON THOMPSON and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands ...

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14,000 Firefighters Battle California Wildfires

Inmates to foreigners join the fight to contain wildfires     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s ...

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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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