U.S. Forest Service

Officials Plan Aggressive Response to Small Fires, Minimizing Megafires

“Our focus is on smart firefighting, aggressive firefighting, catching these fires when they are small,”     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as ...

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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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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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New Helicopter Base for U.S. Forest Service

Operational at the start of the 2022 fire season     PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support ...

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Procession Honors Hotshot Killed in California Wildfire

Morton died while fighting the El Dorado Fire     By AMY TAXIN Associated Press A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite Hotshot ...

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Firefighter Killed in California’s El Dorado Fire Identified

Morton was killed in a fire caused by a gender reveal device     U.S. Forest Service SAN BERNARDINO, California – It is with deep sadness that USDA Forest Service officials on the San Bernardino National Forest announce the death ...

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Rosland Road Fire Restoration

Benefits of fuel reduction work     U.S. Forest Service This is a short video focused on a recent success story in which firefighters were able to catch the Rosland Road Fire largely due to prior hazardous fuels reduction work ...

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Idaho Forest Project Put on Hold Again

Another halt for the Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant Idaho forest project favored by some environmental groups but decried by others is on hold again following ...

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Facilitated Learning Analysis: An Introduction

How FLAs are used for sharing lessons     Wildland Fire LLC – This video introduces the Facilitated Learning Analysis (FLA) history, key concepts and processes which is used to review many accidents and incidents. The video is intended to ...

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Report: Broad Risk of COVID-19 at Wildfire Camps

Evaluating best- and worst-case scenarios     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Outbreaks of the coronavirus could sweep through large camps where crews typically stay as they fight wildfires across the U.S., according to a federal ...

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