Wildland Firefighting

IAFC: Preparedness Checklist, Guide Gets Update, Expansion

The IAFC Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee  has released its expanded Terrorism Response: A Checklist and Guide for Fire Chiefs and Community Preparedness Leaders, 3rd Edition.

OH Wildland Firefighters Assist in Battling Historic TX Fires

Ohio wildland firefighters are playing a Texas-sized role in helping to control record-setting numbers of wildfires in the drought-stricken Lone Star State, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry.

NVFC: Support TX Wildfire Relief Efforts

Marshals’ Association of Texas, which is a member of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), has established the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund to provide gear, equipment, and supplies to fire departments to aid in the wildfire efforts.

Three OK Firefighters Injured in 300-Acre Fire

Three firefighters suffered injuries while conducting firefighting operations during a large brush fire in Norman, Oklahoma, on Thursday.

Major Storm Response: Rapid Response Vehicle Task Forces

AT 1745 HOURS ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, New York City (NYC) was impacted by a severe storm that taxed all of its first responder agencies. Following the storm, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) resources performed beyond expectation in emergency and recovery operations for 14 days.

IBHS Grants Will Fund Wildfire Public Education Efforts of Volunteer Fire Departments

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) announced today it will provide grants of approximately $500 - $1,000 to fund Ready, Set, Go! homeowner protection (RSG) programs for small and rural volunteer fire departments.

Great Dismal Swamp Fire Still Burning After Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene soaked the East Coast, sending tons of water down upon the Great Dismal Swamp Fire in Virginia, however it wasn't enough water to extinguish the wildfire entirely.

Free Training Offered through the Fire Corps Academy

Register for the Fire Corps Academy classes taking place on Friday, August 19. Three sessions are available covering an introduction to Fire Corps, how to start and implement a program, and Fire Corps’ role in disaster response.

Book on Wildfire Policy Research Slated for Fall Release

On the heels of the southwestern region's intense fire season, a new book co-edited by Dean Lueck, a University of Arizona agricultural and resource economics professor, is being finalized for its December release.

NFPA Honors 10th Anniversary of Firewise Pilot Communities

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary and honoring nine original pilot sites for their continued participation and successes in reducing wildfire risks.