Author Archives: Bill Carey

Firefighters Battle Wildfire in Menomenee Falls, Wisconsin

DNR reports 450 acres burned so far this year     MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters were battling a large wildfire in Menomonee Falls Wisconsin on Friday, the Department of Natural Resources reported. Officials asked that roads near the fire ...

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Wildfire Evacuees Return to North Dakota Tourist Town

No reports of damaged structures     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a small western North Dakota tourist town forced to evacuate as a large wildfire approached have been able to return to their homes. The city of Medora, ...

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Agriculture, Interior Departments Are Urged to Become Year-Round Wildfire Agencies

Seasonal federal firefighter positions would be reclassified as permanent     LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s U.S. senators and nearly two-dozen representatives asked the Agriculture and Interior departments on Monday to transition their agencies to a year-round wildland workforce because ...

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California Uses Emergency Spending to Add Nearly 1,400 Firefighters

Most will be seasonal through June     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said the state will hire nearly 1,400 additional firefighters as an unusually dry winter stokes fears of ...

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NFPA, State Farm Announce Recipients of 2021 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Project Awards

There is still time to make homes and communities safer from wildfire     National Fire Protection Association In the past few years, the U.S. has seen 40,000 structures destroyed, more than $25 billion in property losses, and 100 fatalities due to wildfire. ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: California Trainee Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Fitness Exercise

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program In 2017, a 33-year-old state inmate was accepted into the state’s Conservation Camp Program which allows inmates to request assignments within one of ...

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Austin Fire Department Prepares for Intense Wildfire Season

Austin firefighters prepare for busy wildfire season     Wildland Firefighter Staff AUSTIN, Texas – Austin firefighters have been watching the forecasts and are preparing for a very busy wildfire season. KXAN reports that the latest drought monitor update has ...

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Fire Crews Battle Wildfires Across Michigan Counties

Wildfire in Manistee County burned 600 acres   Wildland Firefighter Staff MANISTEE COUNTY, Michigan – Fire crews fought several wildfires across three Michigan counties where dry conditions and winds were already present. 9and10 News reported that dry conditions made perfect ...

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USFA: Investigation of MODIS-Detected Fires in NFIRS

Using MODIS data as a means for identifying wildfire incidents that may be missing from NFIRS       United States Fire Administration Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)1 is a satellite-based instrument used to collect data about features on the ...

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Wildfire LLC: Idaho Engine Burnover

Lesson sharing from the Wild Mountain Fire, September 2020     Wildfire Lessons Learned Center In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 6, 2020, a Brush Engine from a rural fire department responded to a wildland fire. While attacking ...

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