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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