Multi-role Mercedes-Benz Unimog adds flexible, ‘go anywhere’ capability for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service
Fire officers in Cornwall have responded to the increasing frequency of wildfires and flash floods by commissioning an extreme off-road Mercedes-Benz Unimog that can be kitted out to tackle both types of incident and much more besides.   The ultra-high mobility…
Governor signs proclamation designating 14–18 February as Wildfire Awareness Week in Kansas
Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation marking the week of 14–18 February 2022 Wildfire Awareness Week in Kansas. As many Kansans are still overcoming the devastating wildfires that took place in December, this provides an opportunity to share information on…
Research study on cancer risk for wildland firefighters funded by FEMA
A new study will measure carcinogen exposure among wildland firefighters, who are often exposed to harmful compounds on the job but have not previously been studied for increased cancer risk. A $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency…
TVU Networks partners with DRONERESPONDERS to promote UAV use for wildfire assessment
TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today announced it has partnered with DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance to promote the use of UAVs with real-time video transmission by public safety agencies for assessing wildfires. The…
Fires Burn Across the UK

It is not even summertime, but already the United Kingdom has seen a significant number of wildfires. The map above shows cumulative fire detections across the United Kingdom from January 1 through April 30, 2019. The data come from the Visible…

Dauntless Air Expands Fire Boss Fleet

Aerial firefighting leader grows as demand increases for modernized wildfire approach Dauntless Air, an aerial firefighting company deeply dedicated to protecting people, land and property from the devastation of wildfires, today announced it has added two AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft…

Fast-Moving Fire Sweeps Through Ventura County

For the fourth day in a row, intense wildfires are menacing communities in Southern California. On December 8, 2017, thousands of firefighters battled blazes in and around the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The largest, the Thomas fire in Ventura County, had consumed…

BAe 146 and AVRO RJ Airtankers play significant roles in combating 2016 wildfires

In what turned out to be a very busy 2016 wildfire season in North America, the 14 in-service BAE Systems Regional Aircraft-built BAe 146-200s and Avro RJ85s of Neptune Aviation and Conair/Aero-Flite flew a combined total of well over 5,800…

Satellites Capture Different Views of Devastating Fires in Chile

Wildfires continued to ravage Chile’s countryside in early February 2017, weeks after they flared up in mid-January. The blazes have thwarted firefighters’ efforts to control them, with new hot spots emerging daily. Satellite data and scientific analysis suggest the fires…

Drought and Fire in the Southeastern United States

Wildfires in the southeastern United States are usually small and do not produce much smoke compared to the big blazes in the western United States, Canada, or Russia. But a cluster of fires in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky…

Increased Fire Comes with Increased Health Risks

Wildfires pose a direct threat to human life and property in the western United States. According to a new study, they are likely to have a more insidious, indirect effect in the future. As the world continues to warm with…

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