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New Jersey Forest Fire Threatens Homes

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Firefighters are battling a fast-moving forest fire in New Jersey that has consumed 300 acres, damaged some buildings and has forced the evacuation of 40 homes and at least one school in Ocean County.

True North Introduces New Dual Complaint Stationwear Pants

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

True North Gear, the makers of bags, backpacks and fire resistant clothing, is introducing new Dual Compliant Pants to be released in Summer 2014.

Brush Fire Burns More Than 800 Acres in Florida

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Less than 50 percent of a brush fire that burned near Florida City in south Miami-Dade had been contained Monday.

Examining the Connection Between Drought and Fire Season in Colorado

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Drought is an indicator of how severe a fire season might be, but it is one of many things that determine what burns and when.

Cities Now Struggle with Past Fire Suppression Efforts

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a pattern of fire suppression that began in the late 19th Century and has left 21st Century fire officials scrambling to stop the western United States from burning down.

Attend the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Before 2,000 fire and emergency officials assemble together at the Washington Hilton for the Congressional Fire Services Institute's 26th annual dinner tradition May 1st, many of them will be spending their time in Washington, DC meeting with their members of Congress and attending the CFSI seminars program.

Brown Fire Reaches 100 Acres

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, continues to burn expanding from about 25 acres reported to nearly 100 acres of brush and timber blackened and no containment reported as of 3 p.m. today.

At Least 12 Dead and Thousands of Homes Destroyed in Chile Fires

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Strong winds pushed a forest fire on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile into urban areas, destroying at least 2,000 homes, killing at least 12 people and injuring some 500 more.

Four Dead in Chile Forest Fire and 500 Homes Destroyed

Sun, Apr 13, 2014

A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 homes.

NFPA Announces 2015 Firewise Calendar Art and Photo Contest

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise Communities Program announces its 2015 Firewise Calendar art/photo contest and invites young artists, between the ages of 6 - 18, to submit their drawing or photo of a project that highlights wildfire safety or an activity/event that helps keep wildland firefighters safer.

Forest Service Chief Cites Successes, Challenges in Testimony on FY15 Budget

Forest Service Chief Cites Successes, Challenges in Testimony on FY15 Budget

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

In testimony today before the House Appropriations Committee, Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited three key areas of focus for the FY 2015 President's Budget of $4.77 billion for the Forest Service: restoring resilient landscapes, building thriving communities, and managing wildland fires.

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

Tue, Apr 1, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm today announced the winners of the Wildfire Preparedness Day Neighborhood Project Award Contest. 

Crowds at the dedication ceremony for the Arkansas Fallen Firefigheters Memorial.

After Almost Three Decades, Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Complete, Part 2

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

A dedication ceremony for the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters' Memorial took place at the State Capitol grounds in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 22.

Colorado Officials May Buy Own Fleet of Air Tankers

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Facing the prospect of a dangerous wildfire season made worse by a devastating yearslong drought, Colorado officials are considering spending millions of dollars to invest in a new fleet of fire-fighting air tankers.

Unique Fire Phenomenon: Fiery Tumbleweed Whirlwind

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Firefighters from various agencies participating in a prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado, witnessed a rare event in extreme fire behavior: a dust devil picking up hundreds of flaming tumbleweeds.

Report on Florence MT Firefighters Dismisses Most Allegations

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Volunteer firefighters in Florence will likely undergo a new level of scrutiny before being allowed to respond to wildland fires in the future

Winter Conditons Concerns Western Fire Officials

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Last year's fire season was anything but typical in length. It started early and ended late. That's why Conejo Mountain -- and this fire -- are such good indicators of what this upcoming season might be.

IBHS Announces Funding To Support Wildfire Preparedness Program

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have announced that IBHS will provide additional funding for a grant program that provides small and rural volunteer fire departments with resources to implement the Ready, Set, Go! wildland fire preparedness program.

NFPA and IAFC Sign Memorandum of Understanding with UK Chief Fire Officers Association

Thu, Mar 13, 2014

As wildfire risk to people and property continues to be a growing international problem, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized leader on fire and life safety, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), representing the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide, have announced a formalized relationship with the United Kingdom's Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA).

Palo Duro Canyon TX Fire Under Control

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Officials said a grass fire at Palo Duro Canyon State Park that started Monday afternoon was under control Tuesday evening, though emergency crews remained nearby to keep watch as strong winds blew through the region.

American Hot Shots Extreme Run to Benefit Families of Fallen Firefighters This May

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

The event was founded by former pro football player and potential firefighter Dave Henrey.