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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...

2013-04-24 16:21:32

ENCINITAS, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is the best time in California to perform fuel modification maintenance for fire protection planning as vegetation starts to dry out, advises Dudek a California environmental firm specializing in fire prevention planning. It is also the time property owners may be receiving notices from their local fire department regarding overgrown lots. Fuel maintenance should focus on dead and dying plants, highly flammable species, thick...

2012-05-07 10:26:02

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the need to educate homeowners who live in the wildland urban interface (WUI) about how they can protect their homes from wildfires, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and California Fire Alliance teamed up to create a video that shows simple steps homeowners can take to protect their homes. The partners released this video as part of Wildfire Awareness Week, May 6-12, to remind homeowners to "Take Responsibility" for creating and...

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...