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Wildland Firefighting 101

Pay close attention to basic fundamentals that control the outcome of these fires, writes Demetrius A. Kastros.

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WILDLAND FIRE NEWS

Appeal filed to stop logging on state lands that burned

SEATTLE (AP) — Two conservation groups and a resident want to stop the state from allowing logging on state lands that burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington last summer.

Evacuations remain after wildfire chars California towns

SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Ira Hanson milled around an evacuation center near tiny Swall Meadows on Sunday afternoon, not quite sure what to do after learning that the dream home he and his late wife had built 30 years earlier was damaged in a wildfire that consumed 40 homes and buildings.

Fire in native forest on Oahu burns 460 acres

HONOLULU (AP) — State officials say a wildfire racing through rare native forest in central Oahu has burned about 460 acres.

2014 was warm and wet for most of Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — More than an inch of rain was recorded in the last week of December at Sea-Tac Airport to give it a total for the year of 48.5 inches.

Study: Huge wildfire supports need for controlled burns

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A fierce wildfire that scorched part of Yosemite National Park burned less intensely in places that had fires in recent years — a finding that researchers said Wednesday supports a belief that controlled burning often curtails extreme fires.

California cleans up as storm hits Southwest

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Californians cleaned up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on the Southwest.

Rain falls for a second day on parched California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm that saturated California for a second day Wednesday was just what the dry state needed, adding water to depleted reservoirs, quenching crops and even awakening picturesque waterfalls.

California fires burn cabin, threaten homes

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire has been contained after destroying a forest cabin, damaging five other homes and forcing about 50 people to evacuate. Meanwhile, a second blaze threatens hundreds of homes.

Wildland Firefighting Articles

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for 2015 Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire Campaign

To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Associati...

COMPANY/ASSOCIATION NEWS

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Firefighters Make Progress on Wildfire that Destroyed 40 Homes in California

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square mi...

Round Fire Doubles in Size as Structures Burn

Since yesterday an aggressive winter brush fire has doubled in size, destroying roughly 20 structures in the area bet...

FSA New Bid Awards to Include HME Ahrens-Fox for Fire and Emergency Apparatus

The Florida Sheriffs Association has posted the 2015 recipients of their bid award 15-11-0116. 

DynCorp International to Continue Support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has extended its contract with DynCorp Internati...

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for Second Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearl...

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide inte...

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners.

Orion Aerial to Revive P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Orion Aerial Firefighters (orionaff.com), a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion to aerial firefighting service,...

Company/Association News

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The ...

NFPA Appoints Michele Steinberg New Manager of Wildland Fire Operations Division

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations D...

Pierce Places Four Impel PUC Pumpers into Service with Scottsdale (AZ) Fire Department

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently placed four Pierce Impel pumpers on duty wi...

KIMTEK Unveils FIRELITE Ultra High Pressure Skid for Pickup Trucks

The new FIRELITE Transport FTUHP-400 series Ultra High Pressure (UHP) skid unit from KIMTEK Corporation features the ...

Company/Association News

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

NFPA's New Children Videos Highlight Family Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire P...

Tailboard Talk: Connecting the Dots

Always remember, every one of us is a student and a teacher. As teachers, we must teach all those around us the why, ...

New Video Clips from Yarnell Hill Fire Released

New video clips have been released from the devastating 2013 Yarnell Hill (AZ) Fire that killed 19 wildland firefight...

Fire Departments in North Carolina, Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announc...

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