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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.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Fabled water bomber once used to fight B.C. wildfires on sale for $5M


California-based Platinum Fighter Sales announced that one of the most famous planes in British Columbia, Canada's history, the venerable Martin Mars water bomber used to battle wildfires across the U.S. and Canada, has been put up for sale for $5 million by Coulson Aviation.

Fabled water bomber once used to fight B.C. wildfires on sale for $5M

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Friday, January 14, 2022

FireWatch: Air tanker pilot’s mission over Almeda Fire was unusual, and meaningful


The co-pilot on Tanker 60, a DC-7 air-tanker contracted by the Oregon Department of Forestry to make retardant drops over wildland fires around the Beaver State, discussed operations over the Almeda Fire in September of 2020

. FireWatch: Air tanker pilot’s mission over Almeda Fire was unusual, and meaningful
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

USDA Forest Service Welcomes New National Director of Fire and Aviation Management


The U.S. Forest Service announced that Jerry Perez is its newest national director for Fire and Aviation Management, overseeing all aspects of the agency’s fire and aviation program, including the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho and the National Fire Training Center in Tucson, Arizona.

USDA Forest Service Welcomes New National Director of Fire and Aviation Management

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Utility Technology Already Exists for Preventing Wildfires


California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development program is working with the California Energy Commission and New Energy Nexus to offer $150,000 grants to startups working to protect the power grid from wildfires and prevent the existing infrastructure from sparking wildfires.

Utility Technology Already Exists for Preventing Wildfires

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The story of the A-10 Warthog Firefighting Aircraft that never was


Our first article today provides a retrospective on the USA Firefighting Air Corps efforts to have state fire organizations acquire military surplus A-10 Warthog ground attack aircraft and then, through a public-private partnership, convert them into air-tankers.

The story of the A-10 Warthog Firefighting Aircraft that never was

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Exclusive: Newsom’s budget would add billions to fight drought, fires and boost California farms


Gov. Gavin Newsom's 2022 budget is proposing spending $1.2 billion to fight and prevent wildfires, which would fund 20 new state fire crews, as well as new helicopters, fire engines and bulldozers.

Exclusive: Newsom’s budget would add billions to fight drought, fires and boost California farms

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Friday, January 07, 2022

Airgain Skywire® Modems Selected by GRID20/20 for New Wildfire Monitoring Solution


Airgain’s Skywire Embedded Modems have been selected for the emerging GRIDWIDE FIRE-SPY system to provide the critical connection between field sensors and the cloud, allowing for early detection of wildfires.

Airgain Skywire® Modems Selected by GRID20/20 for New Wildfire Monitoring Solution

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