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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, September 24, 2008


Plenty of wildfire news stories today, beginning with one that details the bill just passed by the US House of Representatives for firefighting expenses, something which Senator Feinstein helped put together after the Northern California wildfires earlier this year. San Diego's KPBS posts a warning about fire dangers in that region, while another story tells about a new home for victims of last year's firestorm in San Diego. Another article appeared today that referenced the recent 2 millennia study on wildfire activity in both Europe and North America, while the San Diego Foundation provided more info on the 2007 wildfires there. Two articles tell how to prepare for wildfires: preventative measures and arson watches. And while homeowners are being educated on prevention, fire managers in Wyoming are having their own training session, as another article touches on AMR (mentioned in yesterday's NOTD), and fire managers in southern Africa are putting together their own fire plans in the wake of the devastating veldt fires there. Facing a $5 million shortfall from 2007 fires (not even counting 2008 blazes), Oregon Department of Forestry is increasing fees to foresters and land developers to cover wildfire costs, while a wildfire on Mt. Hood is still causing them headaches. The Hidden Fire in Sequoia National Park is finally nearing containment, and forestry folks in Northern California are beginning to heal their charred landscape. An important conference on helicopter safety is being held in Idaho this November, and the wildfires in Peru have finally made the news in the US, as recounted by an article in the San Jose Mercury News.

House approves $900 million for firefighting

Conditions Ripe For Wildfires Fall Brings Dangerous Fire Weather

Fire Victims Receive Gift of New Home on Eve of 2007 Wildfires Anniversary

Wildfires reduced by human activity

The San Diego Foundation Releases Update on 2007 Wildfire Disaster

Forecasters: Preparedness key to surviving wildfires

Fire watchers on the alert for wildfire, arson

Fire managers still learning lessons of Yellowstone fires

Fire Conference Kick-Starts at Katima

Funding ODF for wildfires to raise fees

Fire in Mt. Hood forest prompts trail closures

Hidden fire close to containment, burned 3,693 acres

Post-wildfire rehabilitation

HAI Helicopter Firefighting Safety Forum, November 13, 2008

Peru forest fires continue near Machu Picchu

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