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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, April 19, 2019

Wildfires, Invasive Grass Threaten Future of Western Sagebrush


As cheatgrass continues to spread across the the Great Basin, which covers most of Nevada, half of Utah, and sections of Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, and California, wildfires that are fueled by the invasive weed are worsening.

Wildfires, Invasive Grass Threaten Future of Western Sagebrush

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Innovations and Lessons Learned From Australia's Wildfires


Craig Lapsley, the now-retired emergency management commissioner for the Australian state of Victoria, was one of the featured speakers at Southern California's Resilient Malibu Workshop series last week, which focused on building more resilient homes and communities.

Innovations and Lessons Learned From Australia's Wildfires

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Carr Fire: National Park Service lists 19 lessons learned


A National Park Service review of the Carr Fire, which leveled over 1,000 homes and caused eight deaths, indicated that fire and forest officials mostly responded well to the blaze, but might have been better off assembling a more advanced team to fight the fire a day or two earlier than they did.

Carr Fire: National Park Service lists 19 lessons learned

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

CAL FIRE Awards $43 million in Local Fire Prevention Grants


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Scott McLean, Chief of Public Information for CAL FIRE, sent along a press release about CAL FIRE awarding $43 million in Local Fire Prevention Grants to fund 66 local fire prevention projects across the Golden State.

CAL FIRE Awards $43 million in Local Fire Prevention Grants

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Monday, April 15, 2019

We Fly: Thrush 510G Switchback


Flying Magazine provided a detailed look at the Thrush 510G Switchback Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), looking at the history of how this nimble firefighting aircraft, which can also be used to reseed burn areas after a wildfire, came to be.

We Fly: Thrush 510G Switchback

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Technology Can Help Prevent Future California Wildfires


Forbes looks at how WIFIRE, which was designed to predict a wildfire’s path in real time, and NASA’s Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and sYnthesis (AUDREY), a system that is being designed to keep first responders safe while helping them make decisions on the fly, are assisting wildland firefighters.

Technology Can Help Prevent Future California Wildfires

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Destined to burn


The Sacramento Bee offered up a series of articles which explore the perils of living in wildfire-prone regions of the Golden State, and the steps that must be taken to avoid another wildfire catastrophe.

Destined to burn

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