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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, October 31, 2013


A California Congressman's efforts to support the Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013, which directs more money from FEMA to wildfire mitigation, is examined by our first story (1); while the California Fire Science Consortium sent along their November newsletter (2). A golf tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has raised $50,000 to benefit the Black Forest Fire Department and Care and Share of Southern Colorado in their efforts to aid wildfire survivors (3); and a Chicago, Illinois, botanical Garden is working with Colorado to identify plant species that could help restore land scorched by wildfires (4). New Hampshire, Maine and Canada are fighting a fungus which is killing groves of white pine trees, posing a threat to the forest industry and providing fuel for wildfires (5). In South Carolina, Horry County Fire Rescue battled a wildfire in the Carolina Forest (6); the next article providing some photos from the blaze (7). The long-term emotional effects of Victoria, Australia's, Black Saturday bushfires on men have been revealed by a study from Women’s Health Goulburn North East (8). And finally, firefighters in Uhrichsville, Ohio, can add a new skill to their repertoire: washing machine extrication!

(1) Ruiz submits wildfire bill

(2) November Newsletter

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