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Nevada Guard MAFFS crews wrap up firefighting mission

RENO, Nev. – Nevada Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System crews flew 330 sorties and dropped more than 8 million pounds of retardant during their 89-day activation completed Sept. 22. “The Nevada Guard surpassed expectations this year,” said Col Gary Monroe, AFNORTH’s MAFFS 153rd Air Expeditionary Commander. “They...
RENO, NV
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Elite Firefighters Have a Secret Skill

During fire season at the National Interagency Fire Center, a complex of buildings housing the top level of support for U.S. wildfire response, the coordination center looks about how you might expect. It features, most prominently, a massive digital clock and a projector screen filled with maps of fire risk and weather forecasts. But unless you’re well versed in wildfire suppression, a sight in the nearby loft might come as something of a surprise. There, a rugged smoke jumper might be hunched over a sewing machine, gently guiding layers of fabric beneath the staccato rhythm of a presser foot.
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Elite Wildland Firefighters Sew Their Own Gear

During fire season at the National Interagency Fire Center, a complex of buildings housing the top level of support for U.S. wildfire response, the coordination center looks about how you might expect. It features, most prominently, a massive digital clock and a projector screen filled with maps of fire risk and weather forecasts. But unless you’re well versed in wildfire suppression, a sight in the nearby loft might come as something of a surprise. There, a rugged smoke jumper might be hunched over a sewing machine, gently guiding layers of fabric beneath the staccato rhythm of a presser foot.
MONTANA STATE
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PISINISI: O le SFPE o le a talimalo i le Fono Faʻaletausaga & Faʻaliga Oketopa 17-19, Baltimore, Maryland

GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(TUSI PUSI)–The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the world’s leading professional society representing those practicing in the field of fire protection and fire safety engineering, is hosting its 2021 Annual Conference & Expo in-person at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will feature leaders from...
BALTIMORE, MD
arcamax.com

Fire officials warned of a potentially catastrophic wildfire season. How did Idaho fare?

Record heat. Extensive drought. "Unprecedented" wildfire conditions. By all accounts, this wildfire season could have been a disastrous one for Idaho. By late September, about 1,200 fires had burned roughly 429,000 acres of land in Idaho during 2021 — 170,000 acres less than the average acreage burned yearly in the last decade, according to burn totals from the Boise-based National Interagency Fire Center. It's the third year in a row of relatively mild fire seasons in Idaho, in stark contrast to record-setting seasons in much of the West. Meanwhile, state officials said they were challenged by a massive increase in burns on their jurisdiction and were hamstrung by a lack of resources.
IDAHO STATE
southlakessentinel.com

Canada And Western Wildfires Causing Smoke To Spread To The East Coast

Smoke from the West Coast and Canadian wildfires have been moving East since July. Each year, there are active wildfires primarily out West. California has experienced an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall since July 2021. Wildlife on the West Coast has not been getting enough hydration. In turn, the dead trees have been one of the biggest causes of the wildfires. The reason why these active fires have not yet settled is because they are spreading at a tremendous rate that first responders are unable to keep up.
ENVIRONMENT
minneapolisfed.org

Another punishing wildfire season for the Ninth District

As Montana’s wildfire season enters its final stretch, a tally shows that more than 130 buildings and other structures have been destroyed and more than half a million acres of forests and grasslands have gone up in smoke. It’s been a worse-than-usual season compared with recent years. In fact, it’s...
ENVIRONMENT
wildfiretoday.com

October wildfire potential to remain high in Montana, Northern California, and the Carolinas

An updated forecast for wildland fire potential for the next four months was issued October 5 by the National Interagency Fire Center. If their predictions are correct:. October: The potential in Southern California will be below average through January; Northern California and parts of Idaho and Montana will be above average in October, while the Mid-South will be below average.
MONTANA STATE
Lewiston Morning Tribune

Thought fire season was bad? It could’ve been worse

BOISE — Record heat. Extensive drought. “Unprecedented” wildfire conditions. By all accounts, this wildfire season could have been a disastrous one for Idaho. By late September, about 1,200 fires had burned roughly 429,000 acres of land in Idaho during 2021 — 170,000 acres less than the average acreage burned yearly in the last decade, according to burn totals from the Boise-based National Interagency Fire Center. It’s the third year in a row of relatively mild fire seasons in Idaho, in stark contrast to record-setting seasons in much of the West. Meanwhile, state officials said they were challenged by a massive increase in burns on their jurisdiction and were hamstrung by a lack of resources.
BOISE, ID
Idaho Statesman

Fire officials warned of a potentially catastrophic wildfire season. How did Idaho fare?

Record heat. Extensive drought. “Unprecedented” wildfire conditions. By all accounts, this wildfire season could have been a disastrous one for Idaho. By late September, about 1,200 fires had burned roughly 429,000 acres of land in Idaho during 2021 — 170,000 acres less than the average acreage burned yearly in the last decade, according to burn totals from the Boise-based National Interagency Fire Center. It’s the third year in a row of relatively mild fire seasons in Idaho, in stark contrast to record-setting seasons in much of the West. Meanwhile, state officials said they were challenged by a massive increase in burns on their jurisdiction and were hamstrung by a lack of resources.
IDAHO STATE
thenwfireblog.com

MT | Haystack Fire | Update

Fire Fact – There are currently 31 wildfires burning across the United States as of today’s date. – NIFC. Incident Summary – The Dillion Interagency Dispatch Center received a report of a possible fire start near Haystack Mountain, east of the I-15 between the communities of (10 miles NE of Butte (MT) and Basin on July 31, 2021.
ENVIRONMENT
marketresearchtelecast.com

Google Maps will add a new layer to show you if there are active fires in your area

Getting lost in a city or any road in the world is almost impossible if you have Google Maps installed on your smartphone. You just have to set your destination point and let yourself be guided, as simple as that. But there are many functions that you do not know thanks to the interactive and personalized maps, in addition to the new ones that Google is about to launch. And it is that very soon we will see the new layer of Google Maps called Fires.
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kunc.org

Google Maps to show wildfire locations, emergency contacts

Google Maps will soon launch a new filter that shows the location of active wildfires. Beyond that, when you click on a blaze, it will show emergency resources related to it. “It’s important to also pair that geospatial information with things like emergency phone numbers, emergency websites, evacuation information,” said Vanessa Schneider, who works with Google’s crisis response team that built this tool. “So whenever that information is available, we try to surface that within the Google Maps layer itself.”
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