FIRE: The Awkward Silence When The Season Ends
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FIRE: The Awkward Silence When The Season Ends

Lone Peak Hotshots. Screenshot from their 2020 video.Wildland firefighters on crews that are often deployed on endless 14-day assignments far from home may become acclimated to the high energy adrenaline-fueled environment. They are part of a team working toward the same clear objective, constructing fireline, installing hose lays, or mopping up. The goal is usually…

FIRE: Flash Flood Watches In Effect Near Recent Wildfires In California
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FIRE: Flash Flood Watches In Effect Near Recent Wildfires In California

9:40 a.m. PDT Oct. 23, 2021 Flash flood watches (green shaded areas), 8:37 a.m. PDT Oct. 23, 2021. The purple lines indicate the perimeters of fires in 2021.The National Weather Service has issued numerous flash flood watches for areas near many of the recent California wildfires. Heavy rain could bring ash and debris flows to…

FIRE: First Year Hotshot Describes His Fire Season On The Crew
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FIRE: First Year Hotshot Describes His Fire Season On The Crew

Claremont-Bear Fire, Sept. 8, 2020, which eventually became part of the North Complex of fires. Photo by Lori Mallory Eckhart.Esquire magazine has a story written by Robert Langellier who left the Ozarks for a job as a firefighter for one season on the Truckee Hotshot crew in California. He describes in very engaging detail what…

FIRE: Smokey Bear Jack O’Lanterns, 2021
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FIRE: Smokey Bear Jack O’Lanterns, 2021

SEARCHfilter Recent Articles Smokey Bear Jack O’Lanterns, 2021 Firefighter/paramedic dies of COVID and fungal infection Forest Service video about fuel treatments and the Caldor Fire Multiple atmospheric rivers to bring massive precipitation to West Coast How 30-person hotshot crews could help firefighters recuperate between assignments Congress may try again to create a firefighter cancer registry…

FIRE: Firefighter/paramedic Dies Of COVID And Fungal Infection
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FIRE: Firefighter/paramedic Dies Of COVID And Fungal Infection

4:30 p.m. PDT October 21, 2021 Firefighter and masticator on the McCash Fire. InciWeb Aug. 13, 2021The U.S. Fire Administration has reported that a fireline paramedic, Marshall Grant Brookfield assigned to the McCash Fire in Northern California, died September 29, 2021. He was employed by Emergency Response Logistics of Grand Lake, Colorado. Here is the…

FIRE: Forest Service Video About Fuel Treatments And The Caldor Fire
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FIRE: Forest Service Video About Fuel Treatments And The Caldor Fire

The fire burned 221,000 acres near South Lake Tahoe, California 10:46 a.m. PDT Oct. 21, 2021 Image from USFS video about fuel treatments and the Caldor Fire.The U.S. Forest Service has released a four-minute video featuring the Forest Supervisors of the Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit discussing fuel treatments that…

FIRE: Multiple Atmospheric Rivers To Bring Massive Precipitation To West Coast
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FIRE: Multiple Atmospheric Rivers To Bring Massive Precipitation To West Coast

Portions of Northern California may receive more than 10 inches of precipitation during the next 7 days 9:58 a.m. PDT October 21, 2021 Cumulative precipitation, Oct. 21-28, 2021. Issued 5 p.m. PDT Oct. 20, 2021.Forecasts are still being fine-tuned, but it appears likely that areas of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington will receive huge amounts…

FIRE: How 30-Person Hotshot Crews Could Help Firefighters Recuperate Between Assignments
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FIRE: How 30-Person Hotshot Crews Could Help Firefighters Recuperate Between Assignments

Inyo Hotshots on the KNP Complex of fires, Sept. 29, 2021. InciWeb.Guest postBy Tim Swedberg On September 26, Wildfire Today published an article titled, Survey of Wildland Firefighter Spouses Finds the Job Creates Stress for the Family. The Survey tabulated responses from 1,841 persons including 1,599 from the Forest Service. One of the findings was “78.1…

FIRE: Congress May Try Again To Create A Firefighter Cancer Registry
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FIRE: Congress May Try Again To Create A Firefighter Cancer Registry

4:40 p.m. MDT Oct. 19, 2021 Firefighters on Pine Gulch Fire during night shift, August 17, 2020. InciWeb.A bill soon to be introduced in the House of Representatives, the Tim Hart Wildland Firefighter Classification and Pay Parity Act, would accomplish several things to improve the pay and other working conditions of federal wildland firefighters. We…

FIRE: Legislation Announced To Raise Pay For Federal Wildland Firefighters To At Least $20 An Hour
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FIRE: Legislation Announced To Raise Pay For Federal Wildland Firefighters To At Least $20 An Hour

Would also pay “portal to portal” on fire assignments and provide housing stipends 3:53 p.m. MDT Oct. 19, 2021 Today federal legislation was announced that would benefit wildland firefighters in several ways. The Tim Hart Wildland Firefighter Classification and Pay Parity Act would increase their take home pay by raising firefighters’ salaries and would provide…

FIRE: BLM Produces Video About Their Fire Management Activities
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FIRE: BLM Produces Video About Their Fire Management Activities

Still image from the BLM video below.Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management published a slickly-produced three-minute video that is an introduction to the wildland fire management activities of the agency. The BLM’s description of the video: “The BLM, a leader in wildland fire management, conducts a broad range of actions to protect the public, natural…

FIRE: Method Developed To Predict Onset Of Strong Winds 8-10 Hours In Advance
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FIRE: Method Developed To Predict Onset Of Strong Winds 8-10 Hours In Advance

Upper-air profiles detected with sodar can measure upper-air winds before they begin at the surface Sodar system used in the upper-air profiler pilot test. Image courtesy of Sonoma Technology.A team of researchers with Pyregence have developed a system for predicting when strong upper-air winds will descend to the surface 8 to 10 hours in advance.…

EPA NEWS: EPA Administrator Regan Announces Comprehensive National Strategy To Confront PFAS Pollution
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EPA NEWS: EPA Administrator Regan Announces Comprehensive National Strategy To Confront PFAS Pollution

News Releases from Headquarters > Office of the Administrator (AO) October 18, 2021 WASHINGTON (Oct. 18, 2021) – Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the agency’s comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to confront PFAS contamination nationwide. The Roadmap is the result of a thorough analysis conducted by the EPA Council on PFAS…

EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Selections For $3.8 Million In Grant Funding To Help Build Water Workforce
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EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Selections For $3.8 Million In Grant Funding To Help Build Water Workforce

News Releases from Headquarters > Water (OW) Ten organizations selected for new grant program October 15, 2021 WASHINGTON (Oct. 15, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the selection of ten organizations to receive a total of $3.8 million in funding under a new grant program that will help build the water…

EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Open Comment Period For Proposed Plan To Address Carson River Mercury Superfund Site, Nevada’s Sole Superfund Site
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EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Open Comment Period For Proposed Plan To Address Carson River Mercury Superfund Site, Nevada’s Sole Superfund Site

News Releases from Region 09 October 14, 2021 DAYTON, NEVADA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin accepting public comments on its Proposed Plan related to mercury and the Carson River Mercury Superfund site on October 15. The Plan aims to reduce human exposure to mercury from a section of the Carson River…

EPA NEWS: EPA Presents 2021 National Federal Facility Excellence In Site Reuse Awards To Federal And Local Agencies For BRAC-Transferred Properties At Naval Air Station Key West, Florida
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EPA NEWS: EPA Presents 2021 National Federal Facility Excellence In Site Reuse Awards To Federal And Local Agencies For BRAC-Transferred Properties At Naval Air Station Key West, Florida

News Releases from Region 04 October 14, 2021 KEY WEST, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented 2021 national Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awards to the U.S. Navy, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), city of Key West, Charley Toppino & Sons, Inc. and MSE Group for their…

FIRE: Is There A Better Way To Protect Iconic Groves Of Giant Sequoias That Are Still In Existence?
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FIRE: Is There A Better Way To Protect Iconic Groves Of Giant Sequoias That Are Still In Existence?

applies water on a burning giant sequoia tree. Photo uploaded to InciWeb Oct. 11, 2021.In 2020, 10 to 14 percent of all giant sequoias across the tree’s natural range in the Sierra Nevada that were at least four feet diameter were killed in the Castle Fire when a substantial proportion of all sequoia groves touched…

FIRE: Prescribed Fire Escapes Near Watsonville, CA, Evacuations Ordered
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FIRE: Prescribed Fire Escapes Near Watsonville, CA, Evacuations Ordered

Mapped at 83 acres Saturday morning Estrada Fire map. The red dots represent heat detected by a satellite at 2 a.m. PDT Oct. 16, 2021.A prescribed fire intended to treat 20 acres grew out of control Friday, prompting evacuations in Central California. The project was initiated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection…

EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Next Steps To Enhance Scientific Integrity And Strengthen New Chemical Safety Reviews
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EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Next Steps To Enhance Scientific Integrity And Strengthen New Chemical Safety Reviews

News Releases from Headquarters > Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) October 14, 2021 WASHINGTON (Oct. 14, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) announced several actions to enhance scientific integrity, including establishing two internal science policy advisory councils, creating a new senior-level career position…

EPA NEWS: Justice Department, EPA And Texas Settle With DuPont And PMNA And Require Action To Address Violations Of Waste, Water And Air Environmental Laws At Orange, Texas Facility
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EPA NEWS: Justice Department, EPA And Texas Settle With DuPont And PMNA And Require Action To Address Violations Of Waste, Water And Air Environmental Laws At Orange, Texas Facility

News Releases from Headquarters October 14, 2021 WASHINGTON (Oct. 14, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) have announced a settlement with E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) and Performance Materials NA, Inc. (PMNA)…

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