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Tropical storm bearing down on Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Parts of the nation's northernmost state are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds from the remnants of Hurricane Oho.

Study: Higher temps, more fires, 1,000 years ago in Rockies

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — New research by scientists at the University of Wyoming has found that extreme wildfire seasons are nothing new in the Rocky Mountain region: They also happened hundreds of years ago, after global temperatures had risen slightly.

Some evacuees return to homes looted in California wildfire

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen homeowners who evacuated during a devastating California wildfire returned to find their homes had been burglarized, authorities said.

Arkansas foresters raise alert level for wildfires

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Thirty counties in southern and central Arkansas are at a high risk for wildfires through the weekend and beyond, forestry officials said Friday.

Bloodhounds to help track down wildfire arsonists in Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forestry officials say they will use specially trained bloodhounds to try to track down people who set fires in the woods.

The Latest: Blaze's financial damage yet to be determined

JAMESBURG, Calif. (AP) — The latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Northern California wildfire destroys another 162 homes

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires raging in drought-stricken California (all times local):

Northern California wildfire destroys another 162 homes

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials said Sunday a wildfire north of San Francisco destroyed another 162 homes, raising the number of homes destroyed to 1,050 and making it the fourth worst wildfire in the state's history.

The Latest: More than 1,000 homes destroyed by 2 wildfires

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires raging in drought-stricken California (all times local):

The Latest: Man presumed dead in fire called kind, gentle

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires raging in drought-stricken California (all times local):

Wildland Firefighting Articles

Forest Service Chief Reviews Fire Season and Calls for Two-Part Solution to Fire Budget

Today, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell reviewed the 2015 fire season and provided insight into longer term tren...

Report: Four Firefighters Hurt in Valley Fire Used Portable Shelter

A new report details the harrowing ordeal four Northern California firefighters trapped by a fast-moving blaze endure...

Report: Millions for California Fire Prevention Money Not Spent

Amid a drought that has created bone-dry conditions across much of California’s wildland area, a state fire preventio...

Feds Investigating Report Armed Idaho Landowner Confronted Crews

Federal authorities are investigating an anonymous report that an armed landowner confronted firefighters battling an...

Southern California Faces Explosive Wildfire Season

With thousands of homes burned and at least a half-dozen people dead, 2015 is already shaping up to be one of Califor...

Wildfire Firefighting Videos


Has Fire Service Leadership Changed in the Past Five Years?

The fire service has overwhelmingly recognized the importance of leadership. Yet, it does not seem that much has changed in actually applying leadership concepts over the past five years, writes Dane Carley and Craig Nelson.


Firefighter Burned, Multiple Rescues in Missouri Fire

A firefighter suffered second-degree burns in a fire today in Grandview, Missouri, from which multiple people were rescued, reports say.


Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utilit...

First Due Battalion Chief

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Tim Pillsworth: Planning Your Leadership Journey

Tim Pillsworth discusses that a fire officer needs to take the well-planned journey in his fire career, not the mindless road trip, to the end. &nb...

Dunn's Dispatch

Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.


And I'm Climbing a Stairway to...

We OFTEN take FOR GRANTED the value of stairs. Whether we're using them for "attack" or "evacuation," one of our main tactics s...

Industrial Firefighting

New Sales Manager of Unifire's Handheld Nozzle Division Announced

Swedish nozzle manufacturer, Unifire AB, has announced that it has newly hired a highly accomplished and experienced Sales Manager, Mr Fatos Krasni...


The Single-Firefighter Double-Horseshoe Below-Grade Rescue

While preparing for Tulsa (OK) Fire Department's fall company drill on below-grade fires, I became aware that most of our tactics for firefighter r...


Two Firefighters Exposed to Toxic Chemicals in Pasadena Fire

Two firefighters were rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after being exposed to chemicals from an explosion at a Pasadena plant.


Closing the Information GAP

Despite the importance of preincident intelligence, many fire departments fail to gather even basic information about the facilities they protect, ...