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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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