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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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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United States

(1) US Forest Service continues to offer accommodations to the adventurous interested in staying at unused fire watch towers around the US
Want to vacation in a fire tower? This federal agency’s got a room to sell you

California

(2) An Op-Ed piece from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Public Affairs Officer takes a closer look at how teamwork can improve wildfire protection across the region
Opinion: Working together for wildfire protection

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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Asia

Indonesia's new president plans to tackle the thorny problem of stopping rampant bushfires on Sumatra Island that cloak the region in haze every year
International engagement to kill our forest fires

Australia

Quick work by Queensland firefighters in burning a firebreak between a 4,000-hectare bushfire and a dragon fruit farm in the Bundaberg region saved an estimated $800,000 in plants
Dragon fruit farm spared in Queensland bushfire

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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United States

California

(1) San Diego Gas & Electric is replacing about 80% of the wooden transmission poles in and around Southern California's Cleveland National Forest with steel ones to reduce the damage done by wildfires
Forest electric pole project moves ahead

(2) A Ventura County Fire Department spokesman warned that wildfire danger will remain high through December due to warm temperatures and unusually dry fuel
Wildfire risk to stay high into December

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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United States

(1) A US Forest Service firefighter's photo spread from wildfires across the US leads off the news today
Stunning images show first-person view of firefighters tackling America's wildfires on the frontline

California

(2) An NBC video segment captures the memorial service for fallen CAL FIRE pilot Craig Hunt, whose S-2T crashed while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite
"We Are Broken in Sorrow and Grief": Chaplain at Funeral For Air Tanker Pilot Who Died Fighting Yosemite Fire

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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United States

California

(1) California's electricity providers reflected on a busy year in which wildfires threatened high-voltage power lines across the state
California ISO: Challenging 2014 Summer but Reliability Held Firm

(2) The Stanislaus National Forest’s new supervisor discussed how watershed management is key to forest restoration and recovery from the Rim Fire
New forest supervisor talks water, industry

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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United States

(1) A new book from the United Nations entitled "Water, Energy and the Arab Awakening" looks at the impact changing rainfall patterns have on, among other things, wildfires across the globe
Changing rainfall common problem for entire globe, says UN-sponsored book

California

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Ray Rasker, Executive Director of Headwaters Economics, discussed the wildfire danger posed by "suicide subdivisions"
It’s time to get the incentives right on wildfires

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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United States

California

(1) CAL FIRE pilots discussed the dangerous job of fighting wildfires from the air at Southern California's Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base
WILDFIRES: Pilots weigh risk, reward to douse flames

(2) A memorial service for a CAL FIRE S-2T pilot killed fighting a wildfire in Yosemite will be held on Tuesday in San Jose
Memorial services set for pilot in Calfire airtanker crash

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