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

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The appropriations bill provides more than $1 trillion and funds all federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is funded through the end of February.  

NFPA Appoints Michele Steinberg New Manager of Wildland Fire Operations Division

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations Division, and announced that Thomas Welle and Faith Berry have also joined the Division staff as senior project manager and associate project manager, respectively.

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

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently placed four Pierce Impel pumpers on duty with the Scottsdale Fire Department (SFD) in Scottsdale, Arizona.

KIMTEK Unveils FIRELITE Ultra High Pressure Skid for Pickup Trucks

Fri, Dec 5, 2014

The new FIRELITE Transport FTUHP-400 series Ultra High Pressure (UHP) skid unit from KIMTEK Corporation features the FoamPro Turbo Stream high energy firefighting system offered by FRC Corporation.

Company/Association News

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

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

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire "information for youth and families" webpage.

Tailboard Talk: Connecting the Dots

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

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

New Video Clips from Yarnell Hill Fire Released

Mon, Nov 10, 2014

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

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

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

Funeral Details Announced for Fallen California Firefighting Pilot

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Funeral details were released for a firefighter who was killed in air tanker crash near Yosemite in California on October 7.

King Fire Stopped Just Short of 100,000 Acres

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Authorities reported that the King Fire is now 100% contained, but not before nearly 100,000 acres burn.

I-80 Reopens as Firefighters Gain on Applegate Fire

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Interstate 80 in Placer County, California was reopened as crews battled back the Applegate fire.

California Wildfire Threatening Hundreds of Homes

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

A series of wildfires along a Northern California interstate destroyed five homes and threatened hundreds more as fire crews fought Thursday to keep it from a canyon where dry brush could make it a far bigger problem.

Pilot Killed in Air Tanker Crash Near Yosemite Identified

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

Cal Fire released the pilot's name who was killed in an air tanker crash in Yosemite National Park Tuesday.

NFPA Announces Second National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the second annual national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Wildfire Preparedness Day) is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015.

PacifiCorp GIS Solutions Announces Fire Map App

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Ex-Firefighter to Stand Trial for Fatal California Wildfire

Sat, Oct 4, 2014

A former firefighter charged with setting a Northern California wildfire that left one person dead and destroyed hundreds of structures has been ordered to stand trial for homicide and other charges.

Firefighters Expect Full Containment of King Fire by Saturday

Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Full containment of a massive wildfire that scorched roughly 97,000 acres just east of Sacramento is expected by Saturday.

King Fire Crews Start to Rehab Site

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Crews are demobilizing from the King Fire just west of Lake Tahoe as they transition from suppression to rehabilitation.

University of Colorado Study Examines Trees to Learn About Wildfires

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Wildfires along Colorado's Front Range, long assumed to be intensifying, may not be when understood in historical context before 20th-century fire-fighting, a new study finds

Firefighter Hurt and Airlifted from King Fire

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Cal Fire said a firefighter was hurt at the site of the King Fire in El Dorado County.