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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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 041514


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Chuck Bushey, Past-President of the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along a number of items related to the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (more on this topic can be found at this website)

(a) National Strategy Summary

(b) The National Strategy Key Messages

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Monday, April 14, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 041414


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Bruce Courtright, Chairman of the National Institute for the Elimination of Catastrophic Wildfire, sent along a study on US Forest Service spending on wildfire suppression from 2004-2008
Forest Service Spending On Large Wildfires In The West

California

(2) A CAL FIRE official warned residents of Santa Cruz County to brace for a bad wildfire season in a meeting at Corralitos' Grange Hall on Sunday
Wildfire danger, responses highlighted for Santa Cruz County

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 041214


United States

Washington

(1) The arrival of wildfire season on 4/15 means that people working in the woods or clearing land need to have fire-prevention equipment on hand
Wildfire Season Officially Starts Tuesday in Wash.

Arizona

(2) Several wildfires cropped up in and around Flagstaff, including a 100-acre blaze near Lake Mary
Wildfire blazes south of Flagstaff near Lake Mary

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Friday, April 11, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 041114


United States

(1) Tom Harbour, USFS Director of Fire and Aviation Management, weighed in on how USFS is coping with worsening wildfires nationwide
U.S. Forest Service: Responding and Adapting to Wildland Fire

California

(2) The Mokelumne Watershed Avoided Cost Analysis study released yesterday touted the substantial benefits of proactive forest management
New study could save on future fires

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wildfire News Of The Day - 041014


United States

California

(1) Vegetation on Mount Diablo, where a 3,100-acre wildfire burned last year, is slowly regenerating
Diablo undergoes rebirth this spring following wildfire

(2) The California Fire Science Consortium sent along a web-based evaluation as part of the Joint Fire Science Knowledge Exchange Program which focuses on the communication and application of fire science research results and resources
JFSP National Consortia Evaluation

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 040914


United States

California

(1) National Guard C-130s continued to practice wildfire drills in Southern California at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in Port Hueneme today
C-130 Air Tankers Take Part In Aerial Firefighting Drills Near Channel Islands

(2) San Diego County Animal Services reunited an area family that now lives in Oklahoma with their dog who was lost during the 2007 wildfires
Dog lost in 2007 wildfires reunited with family

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 040814


United States

California

(1) In a year that has already seen 900 wildfires statewide, Southern California homeowners were given some pointers on how to prepare for wildfires in a KPCC radio segment
Wildfires: 8 things you can do today to prepare for the season

Washington

(2) Students tried to puzzle out the truth of how a wildfire started in a classroom exercise at Ridgefield Elementary School
Mock trial puts forest fire scenario to the test

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