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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.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


We're trying a new format today suggested by a reader of NOTD. See how you like it!

In a bizarre turnabout, San Diego Gas & Electric is suing residents for damage caused by a wildfire sparked by SDG&E gear: SDG&E might sue burned-out residents over fires' spread

A seminar will be held at Heli-Expo in February for those wishing to contract with the Department of the Interior and US Forest Service: Attention Firefighting Operators: DOI/USFS Vendors Seminar at Heli-Expo

Angeles National Forest is hiring on 1/31/09, as detailed by the following dispatch: Angeles Forest officials hold job fair

Volunteers packed some 40 pines up into rugged terrain above Glendale, California, to replant burn areas: Damaged forest gets some help

The city of La Canada, California, has prepared a brochure for homeowners to educate them on good evacuation practices: A new tool to help prepare for evacuation

Arson investigators in Northwest Florida are on the trail of a serial arsonist in that area: Investigators: Blackwater Forest fires were arson

The drought in Florida is causing fire managers to burn off vegetation ahead of wildfires: Prescribed burns control threat, nourish forest habitats

Emergency services that have been busy with floods in Malaysia now have to switch over to firefighting (and snake capture!): Kelantan fire dept set to fight forest fires

A small wildfire, apparently caused by a heatwave, was quickly extinguished in Malaysia: Forest Fire Near Penang National Park

Additional firefighters are being dispatched to fight blazes on the island of Tasmania, Australia: More manpower as fire threat warms up

The Bushfire Cooperative Research Center in Australia has published some worrisome figures about CO2 from bushfires: Bushfires 'to burn up climate efforts'

Call it a trickle-down effect, as bushfire damage in Australia may cause a water source to dry up: Fires to cut Murray-Darling flows

New South Wales, Australia, is battling bushfires in the northern part of that state: Two bushfires in north NSW

Homeowners in Victoria state, Australia, were being warned to prepare to defend their homes from oncoming bushfires: Gippsland residents called on to help defend homes

And finally, a careless firefighter in Scotland caused a bit of a stir at his fire station: Firefighter's lunch sparks alarm

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