Tag Archives: Idaho

USFA: Idaho On-Duty Death

Heart attack claims airbase manager, wildland firefighter     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Salmon Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter Eric R. Ellis, 45, of the Salmon Air Base, Salmon-Challis National Forest ...

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Wildland Firefighter in Idaho Test Positive for Coronavirus

Firefighter and others isolated and returned home     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wildland firefighter who was working with about 270 other people on a small fire in Idaho has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. The Idaho ...

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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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Chainsaw Training for BLM Firefighters Ahead of Fire Season

Sharpening up their skills     Idaho News 6 -Thanks to a unique partnership with Twin Falls Parks and Rec and the Rock Creek Initiative, the firefighters have a change to sharpen up their chainsaw skills in a real world ...

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Idaho Forest Project

Brebner Flat Project to lessen wildfire severity seen as impacting grizzly bears     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-square-mile (47-square-kilometer) forest project approved by the U.S. Forest Service in northern Idaho harms wildlife, two ...

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Wildfire Plan Approved with Over 400 Miles of Idaho Fuel Breaks

The area has seen five massive wildfires since 2012     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have approved a plan to prevent giant rangeland wildfires in southwestern Idaho by clearing vegetation along 435 miles (700 ...

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Wildfire Plan Eyes 1,000 Miles of New Fuel Breaks

400-foot wide breaks connected in three states     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to help in the battle against devastating wildfires creates fuel breaks 400 feet (120 meters) wide along 987 miles (1,600 ...

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Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy Recruitment

Get ready for the 2020 season     U.S. Forest Service – 2020 Fire Season recruitment opportunity. For more information visit the Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy website.

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Bureau of Land Management to Fund 11,000 Miles of Fuel Breaks

Strategic project in six states     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort ...

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