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Friday, January 17, 2020

Ventura County preparing for arrival of Firehawks


After being deterred from buying $20 million Firehawks due to the hefty price, Ventura County Fire Department found a workaround that has allowed them to acquire surplus H-60 Black Hawks through the U.S. Army’s Black Hawk Exchange and Sales Team program, two of which will be converted to Firehawks.

Ventura County preparing for arrival of Firehawks

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Supervisors OK building code upgrades for wildfire protection


Members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved building code upgrades that will bolster wildfire protection and make the county "a model for fire protection" in California, while saving lives.

Supervisors OK building code upgrades for wildfire protection

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Oregon Governor Proposes New Wildfire Protection Plan


The Oregon governor shared plans for a major expansion of the state’s wildfire response plans with lawmakers on Tuesday that echoes a 110-page report from the Governor’s Council On Wildfire Response.

Oregon Governor Proposes New Wildfire Protection Plan

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wednesday: How SLU’s Geospatial Institute Is Working On Wildfires


In a radio segment, researchers from St. Louis University’s Geospatial Institute will discuss how geospatial technology helps them support wildland firefighting efforts by predicting wildfires as well as mapping the extent and severity of wildfires after they have broken out.

Wednesday: How SLU’s Geospatial Institute Is Working On Wildfires

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Beyond Fighting Wildfires


The President and CEO of the National Fire Protection Association urged leaders to acknowledge that wildfires are inevitable, but that wildfire disasters, which cost billions of dollars, are not.

Beyond Fighting Wildfires

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Friday, January 10, 2020

National Park Service Announces Fiscal Year 2019 Accomplishments To Reduce Wildfire Risks


The National Park Service Deputy Director reported that the agency had treated 230,308 acres of public land during 2019 to reduce the severity of wildfires, using prescribed fire to treat nearly 207,000 acres, and mechanical thinning to treat an additional 24,000 acres.

National Park Service Announces Fiscal Year 2019 Accomplishments To Reduce Wildfire Risks

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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Save A Billion $$ A Year--The New Fire Triangle


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Chuck Sheley, a retired 32-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service and BLM, makes the case for rapid initial attack on wildfires and how the approach can be paired with highly effective, cost-conscious tools to save one billion dollars annually and reduce the threat of megafires in the US.

Save A Billion $$ A Year--The New Fire Triangle

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