U.S. Forest Service

Tatanka Hotshots Crew Video

South Dakota hotshots     Charred N. Gray – Thanks fellas. Be safe this year. See you around. Thumb wrestling vid courtesy of Lolo. I don’t own the rights to any of the music. The Black Hills National Forest is ...

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Snake River Hotshots 2019 Wildfire Season

A look back with Snake River IHC     Isaac Coy The Snake River Hotshots are a Type I Interagency Hotshot Crew dedicated to wildland fire suppression. The crew is stationed in Pocatello, Idaho. In December 2014, the Snake River ...

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Hotshot Bootcamp

A look at becoming a Golden Eagles hotshot     Andrew Oliveros – This 22-minute documentary movie short goes deep into the wildland fire academy’s militaristic training methods and Marine Corps style of hardcore discipline to motivate young fire trainees. ...

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Forest at Famed Idaho Ski Area Faces Wildfires, Insects

USFS concerned about health of Bald Mountain     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The forest in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm ...

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Aerial Drop Safety

See what 9,000 lbs. of retardant can do     CAL FIRE TV – CAL FIRE/USFS Aerial Firefighting Drop Safety Video Do you know how much weight is being delivered over top of you during a wildland fire?

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Howe Ridge Fire Initial Response

The fire grew from 20 acres to an estimated 2,500 acres overnight     National Park Service, Intermountain Regional Office Lakewood, CO – Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released a video documenting the first 36 hours of the Howe ...

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Smokey Bear Turns 75

Anniversary comes as scientists warn the world’s forests are vulnerable amid climate change     CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire. ...

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Ceremony Marks 70th Anniversary of Deadly Mann Gulch Fire

13 firefighters were killed on August 5, 1949 in a Montana wildfire     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials are marking the 70th anniversary of a tragic blaze north of Helena that killed 13 firefighters and prompted the U.S. Forest ...

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California Governor Defends Wildfire Efforts, Jabs at Feds

Newsom criticized the federal government for not doing enough     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom defended California’s wildfire prevention efforts Wednesday while criticizing the federal government for not doing enough to help ...

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Federal Plan Uses Fuel Breaks to Slow Western Wildfires

Strips to be created on land managed by the BLM     By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large ...

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