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WATERAX: Supporting What We Believe In

WATERAX: Supporting What We Believe In

This is WATERAX’s third year sponsoring the Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-Grant, part of the Smokey Generation Wildland Fire Oral History Project.  The grants are awarded to deserving writers and creative people, many with frontline...

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Lightweight Respirator on the Way for Wildland Firefighters

Lightweight Respirator on the Way for Wildland Firefighters

Source: USFA Wildland firefighters are exposed to many of the same naturally occurring respiratory hazards as structural firefighters. They are also exposed to many of the same man-made respiratory hazards, especially when fighting fires in or near the wildland urban...

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Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering...

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U.S. Seeks Ways to Recruit, Retain Wildland Firefighters

U.S. Seeks Ways to Recruit, Retain Wildland Firefighters

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season and making the jobs more attractive by increasing pay and...

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Vacaville, CA Prescribed Burn

Vacaville, CA Prescribed Burn

Controlled burn and training     Solana NewsNet May 26, 2021: Crews from the Vacaville Fire Department and nearby allied agencies set fire to dry vegetation on Callen Hill near Allison Drive on Wednesday as part of a controlled burn and training event ahead...

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Calls to Increase Prescribed Burns Face Obstacles

Calls to Increase Prescribed Burns Face Obstacles

"The program has to last forever."     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he...

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Arizona Lawmakers Advance $100M Fire Fund

Arizona Lawmakers Advance $100M Fire Fund

Fires have been burning with increasing frequency across Arizona     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings...

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