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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.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Wildfire News of the Day subscriber Jon Keeley, a Fire Ecologist with US Geological Survey, discusses a new three-year-long project in which he will be studying measures which best protect homes from wildfire damage (1); followed by a lengthy article from eastern San Diego County that scrutinizes many aspects of the controversial plan by California's governor to slash CAL FIRE's budget in order to save money (2). US Forest Service plans to perform restoration of Ponderosa pines stretching across four national forests in Arizona (3); but vegetation removal in the town of Corrales, New Mexico, to reduce the wildfire threat has become a contentious issue (4). A Colorado housing development has won a Firewise Communities award for the work they've done to protect their homes from wildfires (5); while Montana-based environmental group Wilderness Watch is suing the US Forest Service over construction of a fire lookout tower in Washington state (6). A Township in Pennsylvania has just taken receipt of a new wildland fire suppression skid unit (7); but high winds and dry conditions made for some tense moments for firefighters battling wildfires in St. Lucie County, Florida, today (8); another wildfire being reported outside of Jacksonville as well (9). Funding is running out for the Wildfire Risk Reduction Program in British Columbia, Canada's, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (10). And finally, a cautionary tale comes to us from Texas that underscores the importance of keeping an eye on your apparatus!

(1) REGION: Study aims to fuel fire planning

(2) East County Residents Are Burned up over Gov.'s Proposed Cuts in Firefighting

(3) Four Forest Restoration Initiative

(4) Plan to protect village from bosque fires meets opposition

(5) Fire mitigation nets group award

(6) Mont. enviro group sues over Wash. fire lookout

(7) Township VFD gets fire suppression skid unit

(8) Firefighters Contain St. Lucie County Wildfires

(9) Firefighters Battle Westside Brush Fire

(10) Funding for RDOS Wildfire Reduction Program ends in March

(11) Stolen Fire Truck Recovered In Texas

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