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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.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Oregon Department of Forestry officials complained that after the rash of wildfires this past summer money intended to prevent wildfires has instead been used extinguishing them (1); while a rancher from Elko County, Nevada, reflected on the impact of wildfires on his operation as well as sage grouse habitat (2). Arizona's Prescott National Forest will be hosting a U.S. Forest Service Employment Workshop and Career Expo tomorrow (3); the next article taking a look at business recovery in Fort Collins, Colorado, six months after the High Park Fire blazed through the area (4). Firefighters in Johnson County, Arkansas, responded to a 200-acre wildfire that closed a portion of Highway 103 (5); and the International Association of Wildland Fire sent along an invitation to their upcoming Fourth Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, which takes place in Raleigh, North Carolina, in February 2013 (6). There was trouble in paradise, as a wildfire near Kapolei, Hawaii, burned 10 acres (7). Helicopters were credited with assisting Australian firefighters in corralling a bushfire along the shores of Queensland's Lake Cooroibah (8); while the contribution of AT802 air-tankers, which helped battle a bushfire outside of Halliford last week, is examined by the next article (9). And finally, a little boy who has had serious health problems got the dream of a lifetime through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Los Angeles County Fire Department (a press release on the event can be found at this link)!

(1) Wildfire epidemic leaves states searching for solutions, funds

(2) A rancher’s thoughts on wildfires and sage grouse

(3) Prescott Forest hosts job expo Saturday

(4) The Dollars And Cents Of A Wildfire: A Tale Of Two Rist Canyon Businesses

(5) Wildfire closes portion of Hwy 103

(6) Fourth Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

(7) Large wildfire breaks out near Kapolei; 10 acres scorched

(8) Bushfire destroys parkland

(9) Waterbombing aircraft reduce Halliford bushfire devastation

(10) Firefighter Dream Fulfilled for Sick Boy

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