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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, April 01, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 040115


United States

(1) Portions of the Southwest and Great Plains are at risk from wildfires for the next few days
Wildfire Risk Escalates in Southwest, Plains Amid Dry, Windy Weather

(2) Democrats in the House and Senate warned this week that climate change could lead to worsening wildfires in the West
Dems warn climate change leads to more extreme drought, wildfires, floods, sea level rise

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 033115


United States

California

(1) CAL FIRE is gearing up for an early start to the wildfire season in Monterey and San Benito counties due to a lack of rain
Cal Fire gears up for early wildfire season

(2) CAL FIRE tackled a half-acre wildfire near Healdsburg yesterday
Grass fire near Healdsburg brings out firefighting force

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Monday, March 30, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 033015


United States

California

(1) Four CAL FIRE aircraft assisted with a 16-acre wildfire near the Southern California community of Perris on Sunday
Brush fire in Perris threatened structures

Arizona

(2) ServiceMaster All Care Restoration provided some wildfire tips to Phoenix homeowners
Tips for homeowners to keep properties safe during Arizona's wildfire season

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 032815


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Ty Bonnar, President of Flexible Attack Innovations, sent along a 1950's video that shows the early days of air-tanker science and operations
Air Tanker

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director at the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along an invitation for a webinar on the effects of fuel reduction on soil health, which will be broadcast on 3/31
Diggin' Dirt: Fuel Reduction Practices and Their Effects on Soil Health

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Friday, March 27, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 032715


United States

Arizona

(1) Ten Northern Arizona state and federal agencies came together in the Verde Valley for wildfire preparation training ahead of this year's wildfire season
Toys used to help prepare for Verde Valley wildfires

New Mexico

(2) A Q&A session at the Ruidoso Convention Center covered the impact of wildfires on watersheds in Lincoln County
Lincoln County forest management key to dodging fiery bullets

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 032615


United States

California

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Lasser, a retired Lt. Colonel in the California National Guard, sent along a CAL OES announcement about a ceremony in the Sierra Nevada community of Mather this Friday to transfer 25 Type-III wildland fire engines to local fire departments
Cal OES Transfers First Five of Twenty-Five Additional Fire Engines as Part of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Recommendation

(2) U.S. Forest Service officials hosted a community meeting in Placerville last night to discuss restoration options in the El Dorado National Forest, ravaged by the 63,000-acre King Fire last fall
Forest Service Considering King Fire Restoration Options

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 032515


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Eversole, Executive Director of the American Helicopter Services and Aerial Firefighting Association, issued a press release in which Wildfire NOTD subscriber Dan Snyder, COO at Neptune Aviation, discussed the aerial firefighting community's readiness for this wildfire season
Aerial Firefighters Well Prepared For Coming Fire Season

California

(2) A teenager who was blamed for igniting San Diego County's Cocos Fire last May, which destroyed 36 homes, has been found guilty
California teen found guilty of igniting devastating wildfire

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