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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, August 17, 2022

Forest fires reach record levels across globe


An ABC News video examines wildfire activity across the globe, which has seen record-breaking heat fueling forest fires that have burned twice as much tree cover each year versus 20 years ago, a total of 22.9 million acres in 2021 alone.

Forest fires reach record levels across globe

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Firefighting seaplane refills water off Spanish beach


Raw video shows a daredevil SEAT pilot reloading from the Mediterranean Sea off a Spanish beach as swimmers and boaters waved and cheered when he headed back to fight wildfires near Alicante, in Valencia.

Firefighting seaplane refills water off Spanish beach

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Understanding wildfire weather to increase safety in aerial firefighting


As wildfires begin to be something of a year-round hazard for hotspots around the world, the spotlight on safety in aerial firefighting operations is increasing in intensity, making the study of how various weather conditions impact wildfires of paramount importance.

Understanding wildfire weather to increase safety in aerial firefighting

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Friday, August 12, 2022

A push for wildfire-resilient homes


In a year in which more than 5.7 million acres have been burned by wildfires as of August 2nd, the executive director of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council and Building Seismic Safety Council of the National Institute of Building Science, and the chief engineer with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety discussed the need for building wildfire-resistant homes.

A push for wildfire-resilient homes

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Thursday, August 11, 2022


In a year in which the NIFC reported that nearly 40,000 wildfires have burned more than 5.8 million acres, the greatest acreage since 2015 and well above the annual average of 3.7 million acres, an Op-Ed piece rails at Washington's inaction on passing meaningful legislation to better deal with wildland blazes.

Washington vs. wildfires

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Groundwork by DLA, Forest Service Preps Firefighters for Busy Season


The Defense Logistics Agency, a combat support agency in the Department of Defense, is supporting firefighters battling wildland fires in California, Alaska, and Oregon, where record-high temperatures and a dry summer have spawned numerous wildfires.

Groundwork by DLA, Forest Service Preps Firefighters for Busy Season

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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

The Forest Service is overstating its wildfire prevention progress to Congress despite decades of warnings not to


NBC News reported on its investigation which found that, throughout the country, the U.S. Forest Service has falsified the number of acres treated to reduce the wildfire danger, in some cases multiplying the actual acreage treated two-to-six-fold.

The Forest Service is overstating its wildfire prevention progress to Congress despite decades of warnings not to

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