Fire crews team up for wildfire training exercise
Two of the region’s fire crews have joined forces for an intensive wildfire training exercise. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service teams came together on the West Allenheads estate in Northumberland for a…
NFPA ‘Sites of Excellence’ pilot program demonstrates success of community wildfire safety prevention
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a new report, Residents Reducing Wildfire Risks: Findings from the NFPA Firewise Sites of Excellence Pilot, 2019–2020, that showcases the work of seven active Firewise USA communities to build wildfire-ignition resistance and avert…
Fire service launch newest wildfire hub station
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has launched its newest station hub specially to fight wildfires. The hub is based at Haltwhistle fire station and gives crews better equipment and more specialist training to respond to wildfires.  So far, Northumberland…
NFPA and State Farm announce recipients of 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Project Awards
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm have announced the winners of the 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Preparedness Day) project awards. This year’s event, which takes place on 7 May, focuses on what people can do in…
Building a safer tomorrow
How a commitment to risk mitigation can help protect insurers, homeowners and communities from the growth of wildfire. Rising temperatures, prolonged droughts, changing precipitation patterns and regional wind events are turning wildfire ‘seasons’ into a year-round phenomenon. In 2020, more…
National Fire Protection Association launches 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day at Facebook Live event
Over the past decade, the US has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. There are nearly 45 million homes in areas prone to wildfire today and wildfire risk is nearly present in every state. Experts predict this trend will…
Outthink Wildfire – Part 3
To effectively reduce the threats from wildfire the government must increase resources for vegetative fuel management on public land. For more than a century, the US government has invested heavily in fire suppression infrastructure and workforce to ensure that most…
Building a safer tomorrow: how a commitment to risk mitigation can help protect insurers, homeowners and communities from the growth of wildfire
Dr Arindam Samanta and Michele Steinberg Rising temperatures, prolonged droughts, changing precipitation patterns, and regional wind events are turning wildfire ‘seasons’ into a year-round phenomenon. In 2020, more than 58,000 wildfires burned nearly 10.3 million acres in the United States,…
Long-range drone Avy Aera tested to fight wildfires
The go-ahead has been initiated for test phases 2 and 3 to detect wildfires with the long-range drone Avy Aera. The Veluwe Forest Fire Committee (VBC) and Avy are jointly investigating the use of drones for the early detection of…
Outthink Wildfire – Part 2
Outthink Wildfire™ is a comprehensive strategy from the National Fire Protection Association that lays out five key policy changes that need to be made at the federal, state, and local levels in the US to end wildfire destruction over the…
The best garments for tackling wildland fires
Wildland fires are perceived as an increasing risk in the UK, having been added to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies in 2012. High risk and difficult to manage, wildland fires create a set of very particular circumstances, meaning…
Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association endorses Outthink Wildfire, an NFPA initiative aimed at reducing wildfire risk to communities by 2050
In its latest resolution action, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association (Metro Chiefs) unanimously approved support of Outthink Wildfire, an initiative of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aimed at eliminating the destruction of communities by wildfire in 30 years. The resolution emphasizes the fact that the…
Dauntless Air enters 2021 wildfire season with expanded fleet of 15 Fire Bosses
As the 2021 wildfire season gets underway, aerial firefighting leader Dauntless Air today announced that it has added two new Fire Bosses to the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced Fire Boss fleet. In pursuit of its mission to protect…
ECOPOL F, new eco-friendly class a foam greenscreen certified
Managing wildland fires is more important than ever because over the last few decades the wildland fire management environment has changed profoundly: longer fire seasons, bigger fires and more acres burned on average each year, more extreme fire behaviour… The…
Outthink Wildfire – Part 1
A bold new plan from NFPA calls for ending the destruction of communities in the United States by wildfire in 30 years. Achieving that goal will require a coordinated effort among all levels of government and the cooperation of residents…
Myth vs Reality: Understanding the chemistry of Wildfire Suppression – Webinar, 17 June
You are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by Perimeter Solutions CEO Edward Goldberg, taking place at 1400hrs Eastern /1100hrs Pacific Time / 1900hrs BST on Thursday, 17 June, where he will provide insight on the realities of the…
Western Fire Chiefs Association wraps successful 2021 Wildfire Prevention Summit
More than 800 people registered to attend the 2021 Wildfire Prevention Summit hosted by the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) on Tuesday, 4 May 2021. The day-long, virtual event covered three primary causes of wildfire ignitions (arson, roadside and utility…
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.…

International Fire Fighter is the leading global publication for municipal and industrial fire fighters and the fire and rescue industry.

The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector-specific issues from around the world.

Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make International Fire Fighter the first choice read for fire and rescue professionals.

Latest Issue

Follow me on Twitter