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Has Fire Service Leadership Changed in the Past Five Years?

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

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.

Human Cause Suspected in Washington Fire

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Investigators suspect human activity, rather than lightning, sparked a grassland fire that has destroyed at least 29 homes near the eastern slopes of the Cascades in central Washington.

Wildfires in the West Could Have Widespread Impact

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

As expected, the 2015 wildfire season has meant more bad news for drought-stricken Western states. As of June 30, 45 wildfires large active wildfires burned from Alaska down to Arizona and as far west as Colorado. Wildfires in Southern California had driven thousands from their homes, while fires in Alaska have burned more than one million acres this year.

Arizona State Parks Win Land for Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The site where 19 Arizona firefighters died battling a wind-driven blaze will become a memorial park.

Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuits Settled with Families

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire and will implement new wildland firefighting procedures to improve safety in a global settlement of litigation stemming from the 2013 fire

Lake Fire Now 40 Percent Contained

Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Most evacuations were lifted Saturday near a Southern California wildfire that threatened more than 7,000 buildings as firefighters caught a break in the weather and redoubled efforts to surround it.

Drone Grounds Water Drops on California Wildfire

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

When the winds shifted in the San Bernardino National Forest and pushed flames toward dry, unburned fuel Wednesday, firefighters had to temporarily abandon their air attack because someone was flying a drone nearby.

Firefighter Burned as Crews Battle Southern California Brush Fire

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Firefighters from around Southern California assisted Los Angeles County (CA) firefighters battle an intense brush fire that blackened more than 350 acres near Magic Mountain.

Firefighter Working Alaska Fire Injured by Bear

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

A firefighter battling a fire in the Chugach National Forest is being treated for minor injuries after a run-in with a bear Monday night.

Wildfire Forces Nulato (AK) Evacuation by Boat

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The Yukon River village of Nulato is being evacuated after a nearby wildfire saw a tenfold growth in size overnight Monday, with other evacuations reported in progress by Interior Alaska fire officials.

Firefighters Contain 30 Percent of Buckskin Fire (OR)

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Fire crews are making progress containing the Buckskin wildfire in Southwest Oregon. The fire has been burning for more than a week near Cave Junction and O’Brien.

Cost for Fighting Lake Fire (CA) Nears $7 Million

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

The cost of fighting a 17,305-acre wildfire near Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest has jumped to $6.8 million.

Olympic National Park (WA) Fire Grows to 600 Acres

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

With flames traveling from treetop to treetop, the Paradise Fire in the Olympic National Park grew Sunday to about 600 acres, becoming more intense and difficult to contain

Molalla (OR) Firefighters Prepare for Intense Wildfire Season

Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Firefighters around Oregon are preparing for a busy wildfire season.

Idaho Firefighter Dies after Training

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

A 33-year-old firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management has died after he and his crew finished physical training at a southern Idaho fire center

Fighting Wildfires with Drones

Tue, Jun 9, 2015

AT 10 AM on Friday, May 15, wildland fire season kicked off in California. Officials from the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, and a few other agencies gathered at the Kern County Fire Department Headquarters in Bakersfield to, if not celebrate, at least observe the moment.

Veteran Fire Corps Crewmember Dies After Medical Emergency

Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Veteran Fire Corps Crewmember Ian Haxton suffered a medical emergency and collapsed 200 yards from the finish line while participating in the Wildland Firefighter Work Capacity Test.

NFPA's 2015 Backyards & Beyond Conference Explores Wildfire Safety Issues

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its 6th Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conferenceat the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 22 - 24. The Conference is being organized by NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division.

San Diego Gas & Electric monitors wildfire conditions with DeTect's RAPTOR™ XBS-BL Radar Wind Profiler

Sun, May 31, 2015

DeTect, Inc. (www.detect-inc.com) announced that its RAPTOR XBS-BL Radar Wind Profiler is now part of San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) "early warning system," helping the utility’s meteorologists determine if Santa Ana winds and associated wildland fire risk are in the forecast. 

Fifty-Acre Wildfire North of Flagstaff (AZ) Contained

Sun, May 24, 2015

Firefighters have contained a 50-plus acre wildfire along Arizona 89 just north of Flagstaff.

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.