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Texas Crop Report

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Sept. 1:

Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.

Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

Feds: Giant burned area in SW Idaho can be rehabilitated

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has the ability to reseed and rehabilitate a giant burned area on the Idaho-Oregon border where a wildfire scorched primary sage grouse habitat and grasslands needed by ranchers, the agency's director says.

Fire crews battle smoky conditions, flames in Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state.

Schools closed again because of California mountain fire

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Schools are closed for a second day in the Southern California mountain community where crews are battling a small but smoky wildfire burning through timber near a popular ski resort.

Homes threatened as fire spreads near California ski resort

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Planes and helicopters are making major liquid drops on a wildfire that broke out near a ski resort in the San Bernardino Mountains, bringing the first gains against the blaze.

New Mexico officials issue health alert

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental officials are issuing a health alert due to smoke from wildfire and high winds.

Air quality advisory for smoke from California wildfire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas area is being warned of smoke from a California wildfire that could affect air quality.

Texas Crop Report

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Aug. 18:

Wildland Firefighting Articles

Rough Fire Expands to Nearly 80,000 Acres

The Rough fire, which has been burning for more than a month, has scorched 79,973 acres and remains at 25 percent con...

Oregon Pursues Damages from Fire Starters

Forestry officials say a potential multi-million dollar claim against a Douglas County resident believed to have acci...

Rain and Rising Humidity Help Firefighters in West

Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington a...

Oregon Nation Guard Supplies 250 Newly Trained Firefighters

Additional members of the Oregon National Guard completed their week of wildland firefighter training at the Oregon P...

Rough Fire Nears 25 Percent Containment

The Rough Fire is now 25 percent contained and has burned more than 66,000 acres in the Sierra National Forest.

Wildfire Firefighting Videos

SURVIVAL ZONE

JerseyNet Broadband Network Provides Unobstructed Data Connectivity to First Responders during Atlantic City Concerts

New Jersey’s first-ever real-world implementation of FirstNet  was an unqualified success, setting a precedent for effectively using the ...

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

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

Anthony Piontek: Essential Engine Company Operations

Anthony Piontek discusses training topics for the engine company in the fire service.

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.

Engine

Are Your Critical Decision-Making Skills Evolving?

This is an article about critical decision making, excluding the decisions made on the fireground and at the emergency scene. They include decision...

Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics Releases Explosion Proof LED Light with 250’ Cord and Explosion Proof Plug

Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting ...

RIT

Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.

HAZMAT

At the Intersection of EMS and Hospice Care

Hospice care is one of the few aspects of modern medicine that is newer than emergency medical services (EMS). The first hospice was founded in 196...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....