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2021 CO Marshall Fire Losses Topped $2 Billion

October 27, 2022 7:02 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/10/27/official-2021-co-marshall-fire-losses-topped-2-billion/ DENVER (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and businesses in suburban Denver last winter caused more than $2 billion in losses, making it by far the costliest in Colorado history, the state insurance commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Conway provided the updated estimate last week during a meeting with residents who lost…

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Hellish Fires, Low Pay, Trauma: CA Forest Service Firefighters Face a Morale Crisis

June 14, 2022 1:21 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/06/14/hellish-fires-low-pay-trauma-californias-forest-service-firefighters-face-a-morale-crisis/ Alex Wigglesworth – Los Angeles Times Chris Mariano became a federal wildland firefighter because he wanted to help protect the Northern California landscapes and communities he’d grown to love. Years later, after working his way up to squad boss of the elite Truckee hotshot crew for the U.S. Forest Service, Mariano resigned in a viral letter that is the…

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‘Unrelenting’ Fire Seasons Putting New Mental Strain on Crews That Fight Fires

May 9, 2022 4:25 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/05/09/unrelenting-fire-seasons-putting-new-mental-strain-on-crews-that-fight-flames/ Rick Hurd – Bay Area News Group Firefighter Chuck Stark summed up life in the 2020s for crews at the Contra Costa Fire Protection District and throughout the state: “If I could describe it in one word: Unrelenting,” he said. “There used to be an ebb and a flow to this. Not anymore.” The 26 stations…

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Wildland Firefighting School Gives Students Real-World Deel for Demands of Battling Wildfires

April 1, 2022 10:40 am Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/04/01/wildland-firefighting-school-gives-students-real-world-deel-for-demands-of-battling-wildfires/ O’Dell Isaac The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Mar. 25—Instructors at the Colorado Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy took advantage of mild Friday temperatures with an outdoor field day at the campus of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The outing came after four days of classroom instruction in Basic Firefighting Training and Introduction to…

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The latest on the wildfires burning in Oregon and Southern Washington

July 26, 2021 11:08 pm Source: https://media.tegna-media.com/assets/KGW/images/04c71c67-7ad3-4df4-9411-90f941788944/04c71c67-7ad3-4df4-9411-90f941788944_750x422.png Up-to-date information on the fires burning in Oregon and Southern Washington Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation Tool USD $119.99 USD $99.99 Categories Air Pollution (1) Alaska (2) animals (1) apparatus (2) Arizona (23) Arizona Wildfire News (1) arson (1) Associated Press (11) Aviation (6) Bear Fire Utah (1) Beckwourth Fire…

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