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2014-07-01 12:24:13

Safe Outdoor Equipment and Vehicle Use Key to Preventing Fires SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and CAL FIRE today announced a partnership to help stop wildfires before they start in California. CAL FIRE's 'One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire' public safety campaign is a multi-agency effort to minimize the frequency, size and cost of wildfires started by human ignition. PG&E is joining the campaign by reminding its 22,000 employees and...

2013-08-09 23:02:10

The fast-moving Silver Fire in Southern California continues to grow and threaten communities, reminding us of the importance of preparing for wildfire. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents in wildfire-prone regions around the country to prepare their homes and businesses before a wildfire threatens. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 The fast-moving Silver Fire in Southern California continues to grow and threaten communities, reminding us of...

2013-07-31 23:37:12

As the US Wildfire Season seems to grow more intense each year, All Hands Fire Equipment is releasing wild fire prevention and safety tips for those in affected areas. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the United States is presently at Preparedness Level 3. This means that two or more regions in the US are experiencing wildland fires or prescribed fire activities that require a major commitment of national resources. There are five...

2010-04-28 15:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As the peak of wildfire season begins, homeowners across the state are urged to prepare and protect their property by creating 100 feet of clean, open - or defensible space - around their properties to help prevent the spreading of wildfires. State Farm® Insurance is providing the California Fire Alliance a Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant of $50,000 to help create and distribute materials for the Alliance's "Take...

2008-07-21 12:00:44

By Jeremy Pawloski, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 21--The likelihood of a wildfire threatening homes in Thurston County is on the rise. In the past week, fuel-moisture levels -- the critical barometer used by firefighters to measure wildland fire risk -- dipped below 19 percent. Fire officials consider levels less than 20 percent to greatly increase the risk of a wildland blaze. McLane/Black Lake Fire Chief Steve North said fuel moisture levels in Thurston County are at a level...

2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Ethan Schowalter-Hay, The Observer, La Grande, Ore. Jul. 8--As wildfire season returns to the forests and shrublands of Northeast Oregon, it's worth considering some of the preventative measures taken year-round by resource managers and residents. The Oregon Department of Forestry, for example, participates in a kind of landowner outreach as part of the National Fire Plan, a federal program instituted in 2000 after several years of widespread, mammoth wildfires. "The cost of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'