Five years ago today, five firefighters were killed in the deadly Esperanza Fire, a devastating wildland fire that scorched more that 40,000 acres in California.
The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program will host a free webinar on Firewise principles and wildfire safety on Tuesday, November 8 at 1 p.m. EST.
Tom Harbour, director of the U.S. Forest Service’s fire and aviation management efforts, today reiterated his agency’s commitment to a cooperative working relationship with the Texas Forest Service.
The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program together with representatives from other organizations brought wildfire safety messages to a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, October 11.
Defensible space, the area around a structure in which fuels have been modified to increase the likelihood that the structure will survive a wildland fire front, has evolved through many definition revisions.
Every year we watch in awe as hundreds and thousands of acres of the Intermountain West and the West Coast; timbered hillsides; brush-covered slopes; and, unfortunately, home after home are gobbled up by flamefronts of fire pushed by strong easterly winds.
University of Missouri researchers will collaborate with the A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in a 3 million Russian ruble (about $104,000) project to understand and predict blocking patterns.
A news conference will be held on Thursday, September 22 in the Oklahoma State Capitol Building to announce an initiative to provide Oklahomans with information how to best prepare for and respond to impending wildfires in the state.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period will be extended for one additional week.