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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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

This East Bay Energy Startup Is Building Microgrids for California’s Fire Stations


As power utilities grapple with the pros and cons of shutting down power during wind events to prevent wildfires, Fremont-based Gridscape Solutions is working with California fire stations to build resilient microgrids that automatically switch to battery and solar power when electrical service is interrupted.

This East Bay Energy Startup Is Building Microgrids for California’s Fire Stations

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Monday, January 14, 2019

PG&E's stock loses half its value after plan to file for bankruptcy


Following the announcement by Pacific Gas & Electric that it intends to file for bankruptcy on January 29 due to potential liabilities resulting from wildfires in 2017 and 2018, the utility's shares plummeted 55% in premarket trading.

PG&E's stock loses half its value after plan to file for bankruptcy

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Shutdown hurts Western wildfire prep


Wildfire experts warned that if the current federal shutdown drags on for several more weeks, federal fire crews won’t be ready for the months ahead, following a 2018 fire season that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes in California and other western states.

Shutdown hurts Western wildfire prep

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Trump tells FEMA not to send more money to California for forest fires


President Trump said Wednesday that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to withhold funding for California unless the state improves its forest management to prevent wildfires.

Trump tells FEMA not to send more money to California for forest fires

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

New Satellite Can Provide Immediate Wildfire Warning. But First the Govt Shutdown Has to End


The full activation of NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-17), which can spot wildfires literally as they are starting, has been delayed due to the current government shutdown.

New Satellite Can Provide Immediate Wildfire Warning. But First the Govt Shutdown Has to End

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Seeking projects to reduce risk of wildfires in neighborhoods


The National Fire Protection Association and State Farm have launched projects that aim to reduce the risk of wildfires in neighborhoods as part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, which is coming up in May.

Seeking projects to reduce risk of wildfires in neighborhoods

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Monday, January 07, 2019

New Executive Order Could Open Forests In National Parks To Logging


A new executive order directs the Department of the Interior to reduce fuel loads on 750,000 acres of DOI lands, address another 500,000 acres "to protect water quality and mitigate severe flooding and erosion risks arising from forest fires," and treat 750,000 more acres for native and invasive species.

New Executive Order Could Open Forests In National Parks To Logging

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