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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Archer Copywriting 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, January 18, 2017

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 011817

The former USDA Secretary weighed in on the need to fix federal funding of land agencies responsible for fighting wildfires following a year in which 60,000 fires scorched nearly 5.5 million acres, destroying 5,000 homes and buildings. Tom Vilsack: Invest in American jobs with wildfire budget fix For the remainder of the stories in today's Wildfire News Of The Day, please subscribe to the Wildfire News Of The Day newsletter

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Friday, October 30, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 103015


United States

(1) As Wildfire NOTD heads into the sunset, subscriber Johann Goldammer, Director of the United Nations Global Fire Monitoring Center, sent along a reminder to Wildfire NOTD subscribers that the GFMC will provide a continuing service of publishing and archiving significant wildfire events and reports from around the world daily at their website, where they can find a summary of the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference, which concluded in Korea October 16th, with the Pyeongchang Declaration and the Conference Statement containing the recommendations of the global wildland community at that event, directed to the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris later this year
IWFC Korea 2015

California

(2) Red Flag conditions due to gusty Santa Ana wind conditions are expected to expire in Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties this evening
Gusty winds, low humidity elevate wildfire danger for Southern California

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102915


United States

(1) The growing problem of respiratory illnesses and deaths due to wildfire smoke is examined by a National Geographic article
Smoke From Wildfires Is Killing Hundreds of Thousands of People

(2) An African-American smokejumper from the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion who died in a wildfire-related accident in the 1940's was finally honored for his sacrifice 70 years later
Seventy Years Could Not Erase the Memory of a Wildfire Hero

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102815


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director at the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along a reminder that the deadline for IAWF award nominations is 11/15
We are now accepting nominations for four IAWF Awards!

California

(2) A natural history writer and environmental journalist discussed the renewal of the Lake Fire burn area near Southern California's Big Bear Lake
Forest Renews Itself in the Wake of 'Devastating' Lake Fire

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102715


United States

California

(1) Daniel Berlant, PIO at CAL FIRE, sent along a press release about the state offering grants aimed at local governments, fire districts and fire safe councils to augment the fire prevention projects performed by CAL FIRE
CAL FIRE Announces Fire Prevention Grants to Reduce Threat of Wildfire

(2) A state senator slammed Governor Brown for his veto of his bill that would have invoked severe penalties on drone operators who interfere with aerial firefighting operations
With veto on drone bill, Gov. Brown endangers the public

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Monday, October 26, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102615


United States

(1) A new briefing entitled "U.S. Wildfire: An Ever Present Hazard", which looks at the ongoing threat from wildfires in the US, was released by reinsurance firm Guy Carpenter today
Guy Carpenter Examines U.S. Wildfire Risk

California

(2) A 4-acre wildfire burning near a golf course in Milpitas drew a sharp response from CAL FIRE, which dispatched a helicopter, two air-tankers and an air attack plane
Fire burns field in Milpitas hills

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Friday, October 23, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 102315


United States

(1) A new report from the Center for American Progress projects that USFS will have to spend 80% more per year over the next decade to fight wildfires in the West compared with the past five years
RELEASE: New Report Projects Wildfire Costs to Nearly Double in Colorado and Western States in the Next 10 Years

California

(2) Orange County Fire Authority sent along a press release about their annual Open House, which will feature firefighting demonstrations
OCFA Open House

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