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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Publications blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include over 10,000 personnel from fire agencies, contractors, and government entities on five continents. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego Fire Department Chief Brian Fennessy.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Meet Bailey McDade, a Millennial Who Fights Wildfires and Breaks Down Barriers


Parade Magazine detailed the exploits of a millennial wildland firefighter who discussed what it was like to fight fires instead of having a desk job.

Meet Bailey McDade, a Millennial Who Fights Wildfires and Breaks Down Barriers

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SoCal faces late-season wildfire danger due to dry conditions, Santa Ana winds


With the National Weather Service predicting high temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday 15 to 25 degrees above average in San Diego County and USFS also forecasting Santa Ana winds Wednesday, fire officials are preparing for a late-season wildfire.

SoCal faces late-season wildfire danger due to dry conditions, Santa Ana winds

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Aging weather satellites receiving much needed upgrades


NASA's 50-year-old geosynchronous weather satellites are getting a much-needed $10 billion upgrade thanks to a program managed by NOAA called the Joint Polar Satellite System, in which satellites will orbit the earth from the North Pole to the South Pole 14 times per day, at 512 miles above the earth.

Aging weather satellites receiving much needed upgrades

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Friday, November 17, 2017

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Allison Jolley, Communications Manager for Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, sent along a blog post which contains a resource round-up designed for community-level wildfire practitioners (people working on the ground in communities) involved in recovery efforts.

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Drones are fighting wildfires in some very surprising ways


The acting manager of the U.S. Forest Service’s unmanned aircraft systems program discussed the contributions drones are providing to wildfire-fighting efforts in a year in which 8.8 million acres burned nationwide.

Drones are fighting wildfires in some very surprising ways

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Big Government and Environmentalists Are Causing Massive Fires in Western States


A Heritage Foundation Op-Ed blamed nearly a half century of bureaucratic centralization and environmentalist initiatives for leaving forests overgrown, vulnerable to fire, and dangerous to individual property owners and the economies of many states.

Big Government and Environmentalists Are Causing Massive Fires in Western States

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts


Emergency alert systems were faulted for not notifying Northern California residents of the October wildfires in time as finger-pointing (and lawsuits) got underway in the aftermath.

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts

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