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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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Feds to prep 1.2M acres for wildfire season


Our first article today takes a look at the Department of the Interior's wildland firefighting force, which consists of 4,500 firefighting personnel, 500 tribal firefighters, 151 smokejumpers, 18 interagency hotshot crews and 4 Tribal hotshot crews, plus 23 SEATs and 41 helicopters.

Feds to prep 1.2M acres for wildfire season

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Monday, August 19, 2019

A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires


The New Yorker provides an in-depth look at the plan to use controlled burns to reduce the incidence of mega-fires, those which burn more than 100,000 acres, across the Golden State.

A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Wildfires feared out West as storms strike heartland


With seven states in the West experiencing extreme heat today, Red Flag warnings have been issued in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado because of the dry conditions and gusty winds.

Wildfires feared out West as storms strike heartland

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

#123 | In wildland fire, it’s all about interagency cooperation


The Fire Director for the National Association of State Foresters, who is their Wildland Fire Representative at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, discussed his career, lessons learned, and the challenges of wildland fire today.

#123 | In wildland fire, it’s all about interagency cooperation

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

California Wildfires Tools And Resources For Safe Communities


A National Public Radio segment discussed the problems local officials face when homeowners want to rebuild in the same area just devastated by a wildfire.

California Wildfires Tools And Resources For Safe Communities

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

California Group Seeking Legislative Action on Wildfires


Action for Wildfire Resiliency, a coalition of labor, public safety groups, businesses and utilities, is encouraging support for a package of measures calling for enhanced prevention to reduce wildfire risks.

California Group Seeking Legislative Action on Wildfires

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Weather Sentinel: Significant Wildfire Potential Outlook; August 2019


As 18 major wildfires continue to burn across Alaska and the West, the weather outlook for the late summer features dry conditions that could further dry out fuel, especially in California.

Weather Sentinel: Significant Wildfire Potential Outlook; August 2019

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