Perimeter Solutions partners with 10 Tanker Air Carrier to fight Mexico wildfires

Perimeter Solutions partnered with 10 Tanker Air Carrier, a world leader in aerial firefighting, to set up operations in Laredo, Texas to provide support to agencies in Mexico that work to extinguish and prevent the spread of active wildfires. Through…

Wildfire Log: a wildfire recording tool from Moors for the Future Partnership

Moors for the Future Partnership, in partnership with Dorset County Council and Natural England, have developed a tool that can be used by multiple organisations and individuals to input wildfire data into a single database. Called the Wildfire Log, the…

You are invited to join the NFPA Facebook Live event – Outthink Wildfire

This is a new initiative aimed at significantly lowering community wildfire risk by 2050. In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow.…

The Apple Fire, California: a photo montage courtesy of Johnny Lopez

The Apple Fire was a wildfire that burned during the 2020 California wildfire season in Cherry Valley south of Oak Glen and north of Beaumont and Banning in Riverside County, California in the United States. The fire ignited on Friday,…

South Korea Declares National Disaster as Winds Fan Giant Wildfire

A massive wildfire swept across South Korea on Friday 5 April, leading authorities to declare a rare national disaster and the  deployment of  900 fire engines and tens of thousands of personnel to bring it under control. The blaze broke…

Firefighters Continue to Battle California Wildfires

As multiple wildfires rage across California International Firefighter wishes to express its condolences to those who have lost loved ones, sadness for those who have seen their properties and sometimes neighbourhoods destroyed and admiration for the Firefighters and the many people who have…

Early Fire Season a Worry for Australian Firefighters

Aug 20th, Australia is still in winter, however, a long dry spell which has seen most of the east coast of Australia in drought has made for an early start to the fire season, the state of New South Wales…

BUREAU VERITAS PROVIDES VITAL AIR MONITORING SERVICES DURING SADDLEWORTH MOOR BLAZE

With the sprawling wildfire on Saddleworth Moor finally under control, Bureau Veritas’ air monitoring services proved essential in helping the local authority and fire service tackle the worst moorland fire in living memory. The fire, which broke out on 24 June, engulfed…

United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Services Dealing With Spate of Wildfires

After a sustained period of warm weather, Firefighters from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have spent many hours tackling wildland fires across the United Kingdom. In Lancashire, Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that has been raging for five…

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Fighter Returns from Tackling California Wildfires

The US State of California is currently in the grip of some of the worse wildfires in recent memory and has declared a state of emergency as the fire services try to bring the blazes under control. Dorset & Wiltshire…

Hampshire UK Firefighters to get top-level US wildfire training

US authorities may soon be delivering unique world-class wildfire training to Hampshire firefighters. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) are in talks with agencies such as the State Department for Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management as well as…

Unusual Wildfire Burns in Greenland

In an unusual event, satellites have detected a sizable wildfire burning in Greenland. The fire is in western Greenland, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Sisimiut. Most of Greenland is covered by ice, but dwarf willows, shrubs, grasses, mosses,…

Portugal’s deadliest fire still rages after 63 people are killed

By Axel Bugge and Andrei Khalip PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling Portugal’s deadliest forest blaze on Monday after it killed dozens over the weekend, and a fireman died from his injuries in a…

Huge Canadian Wildfire Causes Mass Evacuation

The entire population of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been forced to evacuate because of a huge wildfire. Some 88,000 people were told to leave as the blaze swept into the city, which is the gateway to the…

Satellite Sensors Would Deliver Global Fire Coverage

Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it’s imperative to detect them as early as possible. That’s why NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is working on a concept for a network of space-based sensors called…

Insight Robotics Wildfire Detection System

The Insight Robotics Wildfire Detection System is the leading solution for long distance 24-hour wildfire detection. It is the first in the world to spot a heat source as small as a single 2m x 1m tree within a 5…

Wildfire near Yosemite National Park

Officials in California have issued evacuation orders to 13,000 homes as a wildfire, which has so far destroyed two properties, approaches residences in an area close to the Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently uncontained and covers an area…

Responding to wildfire risk in Northumberland (UK):

Training and Partnership Working Although the UK is not commonly recognised around the World for experiencing significant wildfire events, historically the UK is in fact vulnerable to severe wildfire seasons – as was discussed by Paul Hedley in the last…

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