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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.

Friday, October 30, 2015

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United States

(1) As Wildfire NOTD heads into the sunset, subscriber Johann Goldammer, Director of the United Nations Global Fire Monitoring Center, sent along a reminder to Wildfire NOTD subscribers that the GFMC will provide a continuing service of publishing and archiving significant wildfire events and reports from around the world daily at their website, where they can find a summary of the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference, which concluded in Korea October 16th, with the Pyeongchang Declaration and the Conference Statement containing the recommendations of the global wildland community at that event, directed to the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris later this year
IWFC Korea 2015

California

(2) Red Flag conditions due to gusty Santa Ana wind conditions are expected to expire in Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties this evening
Gusty winds, low humidity elevate wildfire danger for Southern California

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

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United States

(1) The growing problem of respiratory illnesses and deaths due to wildfire smoke is examined by a National Geographic article
Smoke From Wildfires Is Killing Hundreds of Thousands of People

(2) An African-American smokejumper from the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion who died in a wildfire-related accident in the 1940's was finally honored for his sacrifice 70 years later
Seventy Years Could Not Erase the Memory of a Wildfire Hero

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102815


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director at the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along a reminder that the deadline for IAWF award nominations is 11/15
We are now accepting nominations for four IAWF Awards!

California

(2) A natural history writer and environmental journalist discussed the renewal of the Lake Fire burn area near Southern California's Big Bear Lake
Forest Renews Itself in the Wake of 'Devastating' Lake Fire

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102715


United States

California

(1) Daniel Berlant, PIO at CAL FIRE, sent along a press release about the state offering grants aimed at local governments, fire districts and fire safe councils to augment the fire prevention projects performed by CAL FIRE
CAL FIRE Announces Fire Prevention Grants to Reduce Threat of Wildfire

(2) A state senator slammed Governor Brown for his veto of his bill that would have invoked severe penalties on drone operators who interfere with aerial firefighting operations
With veto on drone bill, Gov. Brown endangers the public

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Monday, October 26, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102615


United States

(1) A new briefing entitled "U.S. Wildfire: An Ever Present Hazard", which looks at the ongoing threat from wildfires in the US, was released by reinsurance firm Guy Carpenter today
Guy Carpenter Examines U.S. Wildfire Risk

California

(2) A 4-acre wildfire burning near a golf course in Milpitas drew a sharp response from CAL FIRE, which dispatched a helicopter, two air-tankers and an air attack plane
Fire burns field in Milpitas hills

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Friday, October 23, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102315


United States

(1) A new report from the Center for American Progress projects that USFS will have to spend 80% more per year over the next decade to fight wildfires in the West compared with the past five years
RELEASE: New Report Projects Wildfire Costs to Nearly Double in Colorado and Western States in the Next 10 Years

California

(2) Orange County Fire Authority sent along a press release about their annual Open House, which will feature firefighting demonstrations
OCFA Open House

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102215


United States

California

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Brian Fennessy, Fire Chief-designate at San Diego Fire-Rescue, sent along a newly-completed study on San Diego County Megafires with the following comments: "A group of motivated fire service and retired military special operations people (Mission-Centered Solutions) have spent the last 5 years developing this experiential training opportunity. We roll out the 'alpha' delivery in February."
San Diego County Megafires: An All-Hazards Interactive Case Study

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Lasser, a retired Lt. Colonel in the National Guard, sent along a press release about FEMA and Cal OES altering the schedules of Disaster Recovery Centers in Calaveras and Lake counties
California Disaster Recovery Centers change operational hours

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