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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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 073114


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Eversole, Executive Director of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association, sent along a press release about their support of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act
Aerial Firefighting Industry Supports The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

(2) As Congress heads off on their five-week recess, President Obama's request for $615 million in fire suppression funds looks unlikely to be fulfilled
Congress unlikely to approve wildfire money before recess

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 073014


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Joe Stutler, the Deschutes County Forester, discussed how some easily-implemented steps can protect homes and communities from wildfires in a National Geographic article
New Wildfire Science Shows That Small Steps Can Save Homes, Communities

California

(2) UC San Diego has unveiled their WIFIRE Project, which brings together data from various sources to better generate scalable wildfire models
UC San Diego's WIFIRE project helps firefighters get a jump on wildfires

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072914


United States

(1) The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington joined the chorus of officials asking Congress to pass the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act
Govs urge Congress: Pass wildfire funding bill

California

(2) CAL FIRE reported that 3,600 wildfires have burned 63 sq miles this year, including 200 new starts just in the past week
California firefighters battle 200 new wildfires in a single week

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Monday, July 28, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072814


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Ray Rasker, Executive Director of Headwaters Economics, and the Union of Concerned Scientists weighed in on the spiraling costs associated with wildfires
Firefighting costs rise, warming worsens

(2) A new Single-Engine Air-Tanker (SEAT) has been introduced by Thrush Aircraft
Thrush Launches Firefighting-Convertible Cropduster

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072614


United States

(1) The virtues of rebuilding Type III or Type VI engines typically used to fight wildfires is examined by our first article today
Rebuild vs replace: firefighting brush trucks

California

(2) A 1,300-acre wildfire straddling the Amador/El Dorado County line has destroyed two structures
Northern California wildfire forces evacuations

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Friday, July 25, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072514


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director of the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along an announcement by the Joint Fire Science Program about funding opportunities available to fire researchers
Notice Of Intent

(2) A Washington Post article looks at how the cost of fighting wildfires in the US has increased 624% since 1985
The cost of America’s forest fires has more than quintupled in the past 20 years

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072414


United States

(1) Despite a number of high-profile wildfires burning in the West at the moment, the fire season has been more subdued than usual thus far this year, but that could change
Wildfire season expected to intensify

(2) A Christian Science Monitor article takes another look at proposed legislation that would end "fire borrowing"
Western wildfires burn through firefighting budgets (+video)

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