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Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

June 24, 2021 12:22 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/24/report-california-governor-overstated-fire-prevention-work/ Fuel reduction efforts dropped from the year before   FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo a fire prevention crew hauls away sections of a tree they cut down near Redwood Estates, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vastly overstated wildfire prevention work done under his administration according to an…

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Arizona Lawmakers Advance $100M Fire Fund

June 21, 2021 12:10 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/21/arizona-lawmakers-advance-100m-fire-fund/ Fires have been burning with increasing frequency across Arizona     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings from state officials and praise from worried leaders of rural counties and…

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Report: California Encourages Rebuilding in Fire-Prone Areas

June 11, 2021 8:03 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/11/report-california-encourages-rebuilding-in-fire-prone-areas/ 1.4 million California homes are in areas identified as having a high risk of burning   FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, file photo, builders work on a new home in Santa Rosa, Calif. California state and local officials are incentivizing rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires at a time…

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Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

June 8, 2021 9:49 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/08/bringing-tech-innovation-to-wildfires/ Four recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the U.S.   Satellites can quickly detect and monitor wildfires from space, like this 2017 fire that encroached on Ventura, California. (NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens)   Natasha Stavros, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) Record-breaking fires over the past decade suggest the western U.S….

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NFPA and Verisk Collaborate to Promote Importance of Community Wildfire Risk Mitigation

June 7, 2021 3:04 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/07/nfpa-and-verisk-collaborate-to-promote-importance-of-community-wildfire-risk-mitigation/ Verisk will use Firewise USA® boundary data to help develop underwriting analytics for insurers about properties that are part of community wildfire mitigation efforts     National Fire Protection Association JERSEY CITY, N.J. — More than 4.5 million U.S. properties are at a high-to-extreme risk of wildfire, with more than two million…

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Experts: Oregon Fall 2020 Wildfire Season a Taste of Things to Come

June 4, 2021 8:35 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/04/experts-oregon-fall-2020-wildfire-season-a-taste-of-things-to-come/ Oregon is now starting fire season amid some of the worst conditions in memory   In this aerial photo provided by Matt Brandt Photography, are homes burned by wildfire near Pony Trail Lane in Otis, Ore., on Sept. 21, 2020. Oregon’s unprecedented wildfire season last fall burned 4,000 homes and more than…

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Everyone’s a Firefighter During National Wildfire Awareness Month! – Part 1

June 4, 2021 5:35 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/04/everyones-a-firefighter-during-national-wildfire-awareness-month-part-1/ May is National Wildfire Awareness Month in the U.S. May 1 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in Canada     WATERAX Where people and forests come together, wildfires are an issue. Wildland fire can threaten public safety and damage or destroy homes and other property. In extreme cases, community evacuation is sometimes…

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What is a fire rake?

What is a fire rake? What is a fire rake? A fire rake isn't like a yard rake. A fire rake has four to six sharp, serrated teeth. It is used to clear ladder fuels during wildfire mitigation. It is also used to cut line or create fire breaks during a wildfire. Most homeowners do not own a fire…

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How To Mitigate Forest Fires (per Wikipedia)

How To Mitigate Forest Fires (per Wikipedia)? How To Mitigate Forest Fires (Wikipedia)? According to Wikipedia: “One common and inexpensive technique to reduce the risk of uncontrolled wildfires is controlled burning: intentionally igniting smaller less -intense fires to minimize the amount of flammable material available for a potential wildfire.” Fire mitigation means clearing fire fuels from a given area…

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What are examples of mitigation?

What Are Examples of Fire Mitigation? What Are Examples of Mitigation? Fire mitigation means clearing fire fuels from a given area to slow the spread of wildfire. Removing fire fuels helps to starve fires and makes room for first responders to work. Fire fuels include pine needles, sticks, branches and leaves. Some examples of mitigation include removing dead trees,…

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