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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Pubs blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include members of federal, state and local fire agencies in a dozen countries; wildfire researchers on five continents; the UN’s Global Fire Monitoring Center; Firewise Communities; contractors including Thermo-Gel, 10 Tanker, Neptune Aviation, and a number of others. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego FD Asst Chief Brian Fennessy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102214


United States

(1) A US Forest Service firefighter's photo spread from wildfires across the US leads off the news today
Stunning images show first-person view of firefighters tackling America's wildfires on the frontline

California

(2) An NBC video segment captures the memorial service for fallen CAL FIRE pilot Craig Hunt, whose S-2T crashed while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite
"We Are Broken in Sorrow and Grief": Chaplain at Funeral For Air Tanker Pilot Who Died Fighting Yosemite Fire

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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United States

California

(1) California's electricity providers reflected on a busy year in which wildfires threatened high-voltage power lines across the state
California ISO: Challenging 2014 Summer but Reliability Held Firm

(2) The Stanislaus National Forest’s new supervisor discussed how watershed management is key to forest restoration and recovery from the Rim Fire
New forest supervisor talks water, industry

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Monday, October 20, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102014


United States

(1) A new book from the United Nations entitled "Water, Energy and the Arab Awakening" looks at the impact changing rainfall patterns have on, among other things, wildfires across the globe
Changing rainfall common problem for entire globe, says UN-sponsored book

California

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Ray Rasker, Executive Director of Headwaters Economics, discussed the wildfire danger posed by "suicide subdivisions"
It’s time to get the incentives right on wildfires

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 101814


United States

California

(1) CAL FIRE pilots discussed the dangerous job of fighting wildfires from the air at Southern California's Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base
WILDFIRES: Pilots weigh risk, reward to douse flames

(2) A memorial service for a CAL FIRE S-2T pilot killed fighting a wildfire in Yosemite will be held on Tuesday in San Jose
Memorial services set for pilot in Calfire airtanker crash

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Friday, October 17, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 101714


United States

(1) New RFID sensor technology will allow communities in the Wildland Urban Interface to more cheaply detect wildfires earlier
Forest Fire Detection Breakthrough

California

(2) Homeowners in the Southern California community of Rancho Cucamonga discussed the history of their home, which used to be a forest fire watchtower
How An Old Firefighting Watchtower Got Turned Into A Home

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director of the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along a reminder that time is running out to nominate new members to the International Association of Wildland Fire's Board of Directors
Nominate to join the Board of Directors

(2) A researcher from Penn State published a study which found that aggressive forest-fire suppression has had a far greater influence on shifts in dominant tree species than minor differences caused by climate change
Composition of Eastern forests not affected due to climatic changes

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 101514


United States

California

(1) Investigators theorized that an S-2T which crashed October 7th while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite clipped a tree with its wing
Investigators: Wing of air tanker in deadly Yosemite crash might have hit tree, torn off

(2) A 4-acre wildfire in Roy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve in Marin County is now 70% contained
Crews battling wildfire burning in redwood groves

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