Wildland Firefighting

Firefighters Raise Money for Slave Lake Wildfire Efforts

Firefighters1st have initiated a fundraising effort in response to the devastation in Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada, for those firefighters who have lost their homes.

Michigan Power Cleaning: Operation Wildfire 2011 Donation Awarded in July

Michigan Power Cleaning's "Operation Wildfire 2011" donation of a UHP brush fire foam rig will be awarded on July 4th, 2011. 

IFRM Receives Donations from Wildfire Conference

The International Fire Relief Mission will earmark money raised at an IAWF event to improve wildland fire education in developing countries.

Call for Presentations for 2011 Fire Corps Regional Conference

Fire Corps is hosting a Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas, on July 29, which will feature a variety of educational workshops and calls for presentations are now being accepted. Proposals are due by April 22, 2011.

First-Ever Full-Scale Wildfire Demonstration Conducted at IBHS Research Center

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) conducted the first-ever full-scale wildfire demonstration at the IBHS Research Center in South Carolina on March 24.

Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Program Now Available to All Fire Departments

The Ready, Set, Go! program was launched nationally at Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) 2011. Ready, Set, Go! offers tools and resources for local responders to teach individuals who live in high-risk areas how to best prepare themselves and their properties against wildland fire threats.

Departments of Agriculture and Interior Improve Wildland Fire Management

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) released two documents to address the wildland fire management challenges across America.

NFPA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Canada’s Partners in Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized leader on fire and life safety, announced a formalized relationship with Partners in Protection (PiP), a Canadian non-profit association focused on reducing wildland fire loss.

NFPA to Sponsor 4th Backwards and Beyond Wildland Fire Conference

The Wildland Fire Operations Division (WFOD) of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is looking for presenters to speak on wildfire-related issues.

Wildland Fires: Traditional Timing of Prescribed Burns Creates Missed Opportunities

Land managers know the benefits of prescribed burning of fields, grasslands, and forests, but finding an appropriate time to conduct a burn can pose a problem.