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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.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

US wildfire activity off to slowest start in memory


As the U.S. inches closer to spring, wildfires, which are typically a year-round phenomenon, have been largely non-existent so far in 2024, with the National Interagency Fire Center reporting that only 13,981 acres have burned as of late February - around 80% below normal.

US wildfire activity off to slowest start in memory

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Firefighting Aircraft Market to Reach $16.2 Billion by 2032, Growing at 6.3% CAGR : Industry Report


A new report published by Allied Market Research titled "Firefighting Aircraft Market" shows that the market for firefighting aircraft was valued at $9 billion in 2022, and is estimated to reach $16.2 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 6.3%.

Firefighting Aircraft Market to Reach $16.2 Billion by 2032, Growing at 6.3% CAGR : Industry Report

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Forest Service warns of budget cuts ahead of a risky wildfire season – what that means for safety


Following a letter from U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore on February 8th telling agency employees to expect budget cuts from Congress this year, Colorado State University researchers took a closer look at how budget cuts could be interpreted as a reduction in the firefighting workforce, compounding recruitment and retention challenges that the Forest Service is already facing.

Forest Service warns of budget cuts ahead of a risky wildfire season – what that means for safety

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Reflections from 20 years: Examining the Social Dynamics of Fire Management


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director at the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along a reminder about a webinar which will be held on February 22nd at 3 PM MST, in which a fire social scientist who retired from the USFS after 20 years will discuss her research focused on understanding the social dynamics of fire management.

Reflections from 20 years: Examining the Social Dynamics of Fire Management

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

San Diego spending $21M on new firefighting helicopter


San Diego city officials announced on Tuesday that they are spending $21 million on a new firefighting helicopter, which is required to return the city’s aerial firefighting capability to recommended levels after the retirement of a 43-year-old helicopter last July.

San Diego spending $21M on new firefighting helicopter

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The far-reaching impacts of wildfire smoke – and how to protect yourself


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) provided a comprehensive look at the impact wildfire smoke is having on the air we breath and offered some tips on how people can protect themselves.

The far-reaching impacts of wildfire smoke – and how to protect yourself

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Monday, February 12, 2024

UC Merced: New Film Profiles Immediate Actions to Restore California's Wildfire-vulnerable Forests


University of California Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute partnered with the nonprofit Chronicles Group to produce the new film "California's Watershed Healing," which documents the benefits that result from restoring forests to healthier densities.

UC Merced: New Film Profiles Immediate Actions to Restore California's Wildfire-vulnerable Forests

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