Tag Archives: USFA

USFA: Wyoming On-Duty Death

Assistant chief contracted COVID-19 while on a wildfire assignment     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini, 67, of Laramie County Fire District #2 ...

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USFA: Investigation of MODIS-Detected Fires in NFIRS

Using MODIS data as a means for identifying wildfire incidents that may be missing from NFIRS       United States Fire Administration Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)1 is a satellite-based instrument used to collect data about features on the ...

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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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USFA: Post-Wildfire Recovery

Considerations and suggested resources to help communities rebuild and individuals to recover after a wildfire     United States Fire Administration A traumatic event like a wildfire can have devastating effects on the community. Pre-fire planning — including home hardening ...

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USFA: NIST Study Reveals Wildfire Evacuation Factors

A survey of residents who experienced the Chimney Tops 2 Fire leads to a better understanding of wildfire evacuations     United States Fire Administration In 2016, the fast-moving Chimney Tops 2 Fire in Tennessee killed 14 and injured over ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Squad Boss dies fighting El Dorado Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Charles Morton, 39, of the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Hotshots, on September 17, ...

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USFA: Montana On-Duty Death

Crash at the White River Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Pilot Thomas Duffy, 40, of Central Copters, Inc. on August 24, 2020. On Monday, August 24, 2020, ...

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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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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Fire Engineer suffered a heart attack during the Stagecoach Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Engineer Peter Hein, 61, of the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department on ...

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Addressing Wildfire Challenges with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Key framework for addressing wildland fire challenges     United States Fire Administration This Coffee Break Bulletin provides information on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and how it helps local fire departments and residents in wildfire-prone regions to ...

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