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ALERTWildfire Thermal Cameras Show Caldor Fire Spotting into Tahoe Basin

Thermal imaging at Caldor Fire

University of Nevada, Reno and DigitalPath technicians deploy latest technology onto mountaintop camera platform One of the two thermal cameras in place for the Caldor Fire shows active flames heading into the Lake Tahoe Basin with a dozen or more ...

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Lightweight Respirator on the Way for Wildland Firefighters

Wildland firefighters on fire line

Source: USFA Wildland firefighters are exposed to many of the same naturally occurring respiratory hazards as structural firefighters. They are also exposed to many of the same man-made respiratory hazards, especially when fighting fires in or near the wildland urban ...

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Sonoma County, CA Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight Wildfires

Early detection technology with round-the-clock monitoring     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sonoma County officials say they will add artificial intelligence technology to help fight wildfires with a 24-7 monitor to track fire outbreaks. ...

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New Tools Assist Wildfire Detection and Smoke Forecasting

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tools can help fire departments detect wildfire and forecast smoke spread     United States Fire Administration The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had a successful year of research and development in the area ...

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Wildfire Spotting Network Grows to 610 Cameras in California

System has doubled in the past four months     SAN DIEGO (AP) — As the threat of wildfires has grown to a staggering level in California, so has its network of high-tech cameras watching the backcountry to spot the ...

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Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine During my recent research project on climate change and wildfires, I learned that the fire shelters that wildland firefighters carry are not capable of protecting ...

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New Mexico to Use Satellite Tracking during Wildfire Season

Real-time alerts from Santa Fe lab     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has a new tool that could help crews get an early jump on any wildfires that might break out. The State Forestry Division will be ...

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Officials: No Mobile Alert of Gatlinburg Evacuation

Citywide evacuation broadcast did not go out to mobile devices   HAYES HICKMAN, Knoxville News-Sentinel Local, state and federal officials confirmed that the order to evacuate Gatlinburg amid Monday night’s deadly firestorm was not sent to mobile devices in the ...

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