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Wildland Firefighter Foundation Returns Firefighter Statue to Boise Airport

Sat, May 16, 2015

The Wildland Firefighter Foundation rededicated the statue at the Boise Airport Friday, returning it from Arizona where it was taken when 19 firefighters died there in 2013.

Shamong Forest Fire Nearly Contained

Sat, May 9, 2015

A large fire continues to burn in the Wharton State Forest, but firefighters expect to have the fire fully contained.

NFPA Presidential Message Honors National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Mon, May 4, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced a Presidential Message was signed by President Obama in honor of national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2, 2015. The message signals national support of wildfire safety awareness and preparedness for communities living in high-risk areas.

Firefighters Train for Upcoming, Busy Wildfire Season

Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Cal Fire is already training for this wildfire season. On Saturday, firefighters, pilots and members of the National Guard began training to fight the flames, which are expected to be more aggressive this year due to the persistent drought

Company/Association News

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Study: Beetle-Killed Trees Do Not Increase Fire Danger

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

USA Today reports that devastation wrought on Western forests by the tiny mountain pine beetle appears to have little impact on the size and severity of wildfires, a new study concludes.

Puppies Saved From Forest Fire By Mother Digging Hole

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

A litter of nine puppies survived a forest fire because their mother dug a deep hole and placed her pups inside, where they were later found untouched by the flames.

Thousands Evacuated As Chile Forest Fire Threatens Valparaiso

Fri, Mar 13, 2015

The port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar were threatened by a serious forest fire spreading quickly on Chile's coast Friday

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of 2015 Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® announced the winners of the Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Award Contest. A total of 65 projects were selected from more than 300 entries that spanned 37 states.

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

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA), with generous funding and support provided by State Farm®, has launched the Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire campaign aimed at residents and fire departments in an effort to keep wildfire safety top of mind for people living in the nation's highest risk areas.


Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Firefighters Make Progress on Wildfire that Destroyed 40 Homes in California

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square miles and forced about 150 people to leave two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada

Round Fire Doubles in Size as Structures Burn

Sat, Feb 7, 2015

Since yesterday an aggressive winter brush fire has doubled in size, destroying roughly 20 structures in the area between Mammoth Lakes and Bishop

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

Sat, Feb 7, 2015

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

Wed, Feb 4, 2015

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has extended its contract with DynCorp International (DI) to continue supporting its aviation program to help suppress and control wildfires.

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

Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with grasslands, forests and wildlands, and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are threatened by fire.

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide intelligence to the Planning and Incident Management team responsible for firefighting operations.

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

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

Orion Aerial to Revive P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Orion Aerial Firefighters (orionaff.com), a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion to aerial firefighting service, today announced that it has begun its campaign to restore the P-3 aircraft to firefighting service.

Company/Association News

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

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.