Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Officials Wary as Drones Stray Into Airspace Above Wildfires


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Jessica Gardetto, Assistant Chief in the Office of External Affairs at the NIFC, commented on the difficulty of catching drone operators whose UAVs often disrupt aerial firefighting operations over wildfires across the U.S.

Officials Wary as Drones Stray Into Airspace Above Wildfires

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Monday, July 15, 2019

As California wildfire season starts, crews train in Ventura County forest to fight fires at night


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Andrew Madsen, PAO for the Los Padres National Forest, discussed night-flying helicopter operations in Southern California, where a 1980s Forest Service helicopter crash ended the practice for three decades.

As California wildfire season starts, crews train in Ventura County forest to fight fires at night

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Friday, July 12, 2019

‘Goats are the best tool’: grazers in high demand to reduce US wildfire risk


As the western U.S. braces for another active wildfire season, following its most devastating season on record, public officials and private landowners in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and California are turning to goats to manage fuel loads.

‘Goats are the best tool’: grazers in high demand to reduce US wildfire risk

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

CAL FIRE Releases Dramatic Video Documentary of State's Largest Wildland Fire


California fire officials released a dramatic video documentary showing glimpses inside the chaotic and lethal first few hours of last fall's Camp Fire from the perspective of the firefighters who rushed in.

CAL FIRE Releases Dramatic Video Documentary of State's Largest Wildland Fire

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Right Now [July 9]


An update on wildfires burning across the Golden State features interactive maps, followed by details on specific fires in the region in alphabetical order.

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Right Now [July 9]

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

When Forest Fires Flare, Woodboring Beetles Rush In


An entomologist provided some background material on the important role woodboring beetles play in promoting decomposition of dead wood, recycling of nutrients, and reduction of fuel loads in areas visited by wildfires.

When Forest Fires Flare, Woodboring Beetles Rush In

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Firefighters train, brace for call-ups to fight wildfires


In the wake of more than 400 firefighters from across the Evergreen State attending the DNR Western Washington Interagency Wildfire Training Academy June 20-29 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, this article looks at training efforts to prepare firefighters for wildfire season.

Firefighters train, brace for call-ups to fight wildfires

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