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Off duty firefighter dies on Archie Creek Fire in Oregon

September 23, 2020 | 8:22 p.m. PDTArchie Creek Fire map, 2:35 p.m. PDT Sept. 22,…

Pilot identified in crash of air tanker in Idaho

Schill Fire. BLM photo.Updated September 23, 2020  |  3:40 p.m. MDTThe Bureau of Land Management…

Community destruction during extreme wildfires is a home ignition problem

US Forest Service photoBy Jack Cohen and Dave StrohmaierWe must abandon our expectation that we…

Intersec on track to provide safe and vital business environment in January 2021

Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, early next year in…

300 firefighters from Canada are assisting with wildfires in Washington and Oregon

September 19, 2020  |  4:24 p.m. PDTDarron Williams welcomes Canadian firefighters from the Merritt Fire…

Photos of northern California firefighting aircraft, part 2

Smokejumper aircraft, Short Bros SD3-60 Sherpa, N145Z Dylan Phelps sent us these photos that he…

Smoke and air quality maps, September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020  |  4:42 p.m. MDTNear-surface smoke, at 2 p.m. MDT September 19, 2020.…

Excellent video of DC-10 dropping through smoke

DC-10 dropping on the Almeda Fire, September 8, 2020. Screenshot from the Lorne Julien video.…

An additional 250 active duty military personnel assigned to fire suppression duty

File photo. Members of the Army’s Task Force First Round are briefed on the layout…

Bobcat Fire crosses Angeles Crest Highway

3-D map of the Bobcat Fire. The red line was the perimeter as mapped by…

Dräger helps reduce Firefighters risk of exposure to carcinogens with new packaged solution

Dräger has launched a range of solutions for cleaning breathing apparatus, respiratory masks and PPE…

Onscene Solutions adds color-changing LED compartment lights to its lineup

OnScene Solutions, a leading manufacturer of cargo slides, LED lighting and apparatus solutions in the…

FireDos GEN III foam proportioning systems receive FM approval according to the new test standard 5130/TD 197

Woelfersheim / Germany (August 31, 2020). The new GEN III foam proportioning system from FireDos…

California and Oregon fires — lives lost and structures burned

Elkhorn Fire. Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northern California. September 3, 2020. Sanford Ridge Off of…

Historic Fires Devastate the U.S. Pacific Coast

Climate and fire scientists have long anticipated that fires in the U.S. West would grow…

The President spoke about firefighting and forest management after landing at Sacramento

Upon landing at Sacramento McClellan Airport the President talked about firefighting and forest management September…

Russian plane transports three fire engines from New Jersey to California

September 13, 2020 | 9:05 a.m. PDT An Antonov-124-100 transported three New Jersey fire engines…

MYSTERY RANCH fire gear

When working in insanely difficult conditions, you need insanely well-built gear—and that’s exactly what a…

Teen firefighting pilot flies Blackhawks and Chinooks

Ashli Blain, screenshot from KECI video. Ashli Blain, a 19-year old college student, recently went…

Air quality and smoke forecasts for September, 13, 2020

Smoke forecast for 6 a.m. PDT Sept 13, 2020.The map above shows the forecast for…

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