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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.

Monday, November 03, 2008


In San Diego County, three articles discuss wildfire-related issues: the debate over the distraction/usefulness of freeway signs that issue Amber Alerts and traffic incidents being used to advertise products as well; the help available to residents traumatized by losses due to wildfires; and volunteerism is alive and well, as the next article about disaster volunteers demonstrates. My friends out at The Fire Factory in Indio are going to have a busy week ahead with firefighting exercises for Riverside County firefighters in actual city settings. The Southeast is the focus of the next few articles, starting off with the National Firewise Conference in Tampa, Florida, followed by a warning to Alabama residents about the continuing fire danger after three years of drought, and kudos to a telecommunications firm in North Carolina for donating a command-and-control vehicle to agencies fighting a mammoth 40,000 acre wildfire earlier this year. Missouri residents living in the Ozarks are being warned about the fall fire danger, as are Oklahomans. A Colorado man will be charged with a misdemeanor for accidentally starting a wildfire while burning some leaves, and Washington residents are hearing just how bad future wildfires near Mt. Adams could become. Residents in South Australia are being warned about open fires there as the bushfire season continues, and British firefighters are being trained in Greece as they become acutely aware of the possibility of more major wildfires in the UK due to climate change.

ON THE ROAD: Readers sound off on freeway signs

Road to emotional recovery

REGION: North County residents become disaster volunteers

Firefighting training forces weeklong closure of roadway in Indio

Bronson to speak at National Firewise Conference in Tampa

Drought eases, but fires still a threat

NC networking company gets award for fire help

Wildfire danger rises in the Ozarks

Warm, dry conditions could increase wildfire danger in Oklahoma

Man faces charge after burn pile sparks wildfire

Next fire near Mt. Adams could top summer's blaze

Residents urged to be bushfire ready

Firefighters sent to Greece to train for bush blazes

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