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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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Heather Williams, Resource Management Communications Analyst at CAL FIRE's Sacramento Communications Office, sent along a press release in which it was announced that CAL FIRE will award over $21 million in grants to local groups across California that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Contracted firefighting ‘Super Scoopers’ arrive in Los Angeles


A pair of CL-415s, Québec 244 and Québec 247, arrived from Canada to take up station at Southern California's Van Nuys Airport, joining an Erickson S-64 Air-Crane in anticipation of wildfires during late summer and early fall.

Contracted firefighting ‘Super Scoopers’ arrive in Los Angeles

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Monday, August 14, 2017

PREVIEW: 'Escape: The Great California Fire'


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Brian Fennessy, San Diego Fire-Rescue's Fire Chief, sent along a video news segment which chronicles the first night and following day of the largest wildfire in California history - the Cedar Fire.

PREVIEW: 'Escape: The Great California Fire'

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Friday, August 11, 2017

We worked for Bush & Obama: Here's a bipartisan solution to America's wildfire problem


In an Op-Ed piece, two former Department of Agriculture under secretaries of agriculture for natural resources and environment agreed that, to solve the ongoing problem of wildfire funding shortfalls, Congress must change the way we pay for wildfires.

We worked for Bush & Obama: Here's a bipartisan solution to America's wildfire problem

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Documents Shed Light On Gatlinburg Wildfires


A news segment provides more details on 911 calls and recently released state documents that show the true scope of the Gatlinburg wildfires on November 28, 2016.

New Documents Shed Light On Gatlinburg Wildfires

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Cal Fire to begin their contract with the Very Large Airtankers


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Janet Upton, Deputy Director of Communications at CAL FIRE, commented on the rigorous process of qualifying VLATs for aerial firefighting duties as CAL FIRE considers a contract with the 747 Supertanker.

Cal Fire to begin their contract with the Very Large Airtankers

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Helitanker Ready for Action amid CA Wildfire Season


With California's wildfire season heating up, CAL FIRE has contracted with Oregon-based Erickson Inc. to station an S-64 heli-tanker at the Sonoma Air Attack Base for the first time.

Helitanker Ready for Action amid CA Wildfire Season

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