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Rain, Snowfall Reduce Risk of CA Wildfires

November 10, 2022 6:32 pm Source: By JOHN ANTCZAK LOS ANGELES (AP) — A turn to wet weather has blunted an already moderate wildfire season in California but some risk remains as changing climate has made a rainy fall no guarantee of a stormy winter. The latest Pacific storm brought bands of rain and snow to parts of…

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Experiment Captures Data on CA’s Most Dangerous Wildfires

November 10, 2022 2:47 pm Source: Jack Lee – San Francisco Chronicle Oct. 27—Canyon wildfires produce some of the most challenging conditions for fire crews working to suppress blazes. Steep inclines in hard-to-reach areas can make it extremely difficult for firefighters to get to the flames. On top of that, the topography can produce “eruptive” fire behavior —…

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Creating a Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing Program: Meet Commander KJ Green

November 9, 2022 7:42 pm Source: Wildland firefighters have unique physical and mental health needs. The Interior and Agriculture departments are working together to establish a program to address those needs. Meet Commander KJ Green with the U.S. Public Health Service, who recently accepted an assignment with the Interior Department to support this effort. Get The Mitagator The…

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Homeowners Prepare for Mudslides, Debris Flows With SoCal Facing Three Days of Rain

November 7, 2022 8:26 am Source: Southern California residents already know from the impacts on traffic and the rain falling in the San Gabriel Valley overnight that the region is going to see some wet weather this week. While most people in the area can focus on safe driving practices and making sure their sprinklers are turned off,…

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Crete (NE) Firefighter Burned Over 20% of His Body in Wildfire

November 1, 2022 1:05 pm Source: Andrew Wegley – Lincoln Journal Star, Neb. Oct. 25—KRAMER — Though the full extent of the damage caused by a pair of Sunday wildfires in southern Lancaster County remained unclear Monday, officials emphasized that the quick actions of scores of firefighters and area farmers prevented further devastation. The fires — one near Firth and the other…

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OR Firefighter Was Killed by Green, Live Tree

October 31, 2022 5:16 pm Source: Vickie Aldous – Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore. Oct. 28—Firefighter Logan Taylor was killed this summer at the Rum Creek Fire site by a green, live tree that may have been weakened by a past fire — a warning that forests have more hidden dangers in today’s era of mega-fires. Standing dead trees, also called snags,…

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When Extreme is the New Normal

October 28, 2022 11:00 am Source: The Sherpa Fire burns late Thursday evening and early Friday morning June 16 and 17, 2016 off El Capitan Canyon Rd near El Capitan and Goleta, CA in Santa Barbara County. The fire was over 1,200 acres and 0% contained. Wildland firefighting is one of the most dangerous and demanding professions in…

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Global Warming and Extreme Forest Fires

October 28, 2022 10:56 am Source: Wildfires are the biggest emerging threat to our communities and ecosystems in North America and around the world. Wildfire seasons are burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people while interface fires are becoming common and more homes are located in remote areas. It’s a new reality and the situation is…

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Job Opening – WATERAX Product Specialist – USA

October 28, 2022 10:51 am Source: With your experience in wildland firefighting, join WATERAX and help us deliver the new MARK-3® Watson Edition across the USA. We’ll need your specific expertise to guide our channel partners (dealers) in basic pump operations, offer manufacturer’s recommendations, troubleshooting techniques and product training. This position is responsible for working with our channel…

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