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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.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Ranchers help prevent wildfires


The director of policy and advocacy for the Ventura County Coalition of Labor Agriculture and Business discussed the important contribution ranchers made to reducing the impact of wildfires on the county during last fall's massive Thomas Fire.

Ranchers help prevent wildfires

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Aerial Firefighting North America gathers the world’s experts


Tangent Link's Aerial Firefighting North America Conference and Exhibition will be taking place at Sacramento's McClellan Conference Center at Sacramento McClellan Airport March 12-14 March, highlighting some of the major issues affecting the aerial firefighting community worldwide.

Aerial Firefighting North America gathers the world’s experts

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Community Wildfire Protection Plans focus of upcoming annual conference


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will show how to plan and complete or update a Community Wildfire Protection Plan at the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Fourth Annual Conference on March 12 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans focus of upcoming annual conference

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Some Evacuations End as Firefighters Gain Ground on Wildfire


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Cathey Mattingly, PIO for CAL FIRE's San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit, announced that some people who had been evacuated from several communities and campgrounds in the Pleasant Valley Reservoir area would be allowed to return home as firefighters brought the Pleasant Fire to heel.

Some Evacuations End as Firefighters Gain Ground on Wildfire

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Air tankers to be cut by one-third in 2018


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Bill Derr, former Special Agent in Charge U. S. Forest Service, California Region for 18 years with 20 previous years in fire management, sent along one of Bill Gabbert's informative blog entries about plans to cut air-tanker strength by one third as wildfires worsen in 2018.

Air tankers to be cut by one-third in 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Fire Scientists: Wildfires Don’t Have to Destroy Homes


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Rick Halsey, the Director of the California Chaparral Institute, who has authored several academic papers and books on wildfire safety and serves on the governor’s Fire Service Task Force on Climate Impacts, discussed how state-mandated standards to make buildings better able to withstand earthquakes should also be applied to retrofitting homes to withstand wildfires.

Fire Scientists: Wildfires Don’t Have to Destroy Homes

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Scientists study effects of wildfire management on bird populations


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Scott Stephens, Co-Director of UC Berkeley's Center for Fire Research and Outreach, commented on how frequent wildfires can decimate chaparral, which, combined with the detrimental impact mastication of chaparral is having on the California Floristic Province, endangers one-quarter of all bird species found there.

Scientists study effects of wildfire management on bird populations

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