Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Wildland Firefighter Dies in Off-Duty Fall in Mississippi

Batson was in Mississippi helping with prescribed fire activities     NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A wildland firefighter fell to his death after jumping a fence in Natchez and landing 100 feet below. Natchez Police Department Cmdr. Scott Frye said ...

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Hotshot Critically Injured Fighting New Mexico Wildfire

Firefighter injured fighting the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wildland firefighter was critically injured while fighting a wildfire on private land in southwestern New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border, state officials said ...

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U.S. Wildland Firefighting Force Urged to Get Vaccinated

Camps to operate with multiple precautions to reduce coronavirus infections     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With a potentially ferocious wildfire season threatening to ignite across the western U.S., a push is on to persuade ...

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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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New Jersey Brush Fire Mostly Contained, Firefighter Still Critical

Firefighter with the Forest Fire Service remained in critical condition     By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire near the Jersey Shore that shut down the Garden State Parkway, sent neighbors fleeing and led ...

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Wildfire Hand Tools Training in the 1970’s

A look back in this wildfire training film     Periscope Films Want to support this channel and help us preserve old films? Visit https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm​ Browse our products on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YILTSD

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Wildfire Operations Boss Still on the Job During Retirement

“Every assignment is kind of an adventure.”   SAM MCMANIS Arizona Daily Sun FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Back home in Flagstaff, retirement resumed, Buck Wickham looks none the worse for wear. Another fire season will come, soon enough, and he ...

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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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