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.…

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…

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