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2013-05-14 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) disputes the claims by several member of Congress that multiple, next generation large air tankers could be deployed in wildland firefighting as early as this year, if recently announced contract awards by the US Forest Service (USFS) go unprotested. Neptune Aviation Services of Missoula, Montana, which failed to secure one of the multi-year contracts, has stated...

2013-05-10 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has cited significant airframe modification and operational issues, should the US Forest Service (USFS) pursue a proposal to acquire surplus C27J cargo aircraft for deployment as air tankers in wildland firefighting. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2013, up to 14 of the twin-engine, turboprop airplanes--built in Italy by Alenia--would be transferred...

2013-02-26 12:22:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, federal grants are now available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the value of having well-trained and well-equipped local firefighting forces in rural...

2013-01-28 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Representatives of the US aerial firefighting industry predict ongoing challenges involving fleet modernization, as legacy aircraft continue to age, and the Federal government has yet to sign off on a viable transition plan for operational funding of proposed, new generation, large airtankers. "The private, aerial firefighting industry has submitted a viable plan to replace today's dwindling number of former Cold War Era military aircraft with...

2012-06-14 06:21:21

LYONS, Ore., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As wildfires rage in many western states with reports that resources are stretched thin, many wildfire suppression resources sit idle. Over 10,000 private trained wildland firefighters are ready for assignment, however, to date very few of them have been utilized. Over 40% of the resources used by the federal agencies on fires have been professional private resources historically. Many fire contractors have within their ranks many years of fire...

2012-06-05 02:32:51

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) today announced that it received orders totaling approximately $2.0 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). The orders are for RELM's D-Series digital P-25 portable and mobile radios with accessories. It is anticipated that the orders will be fulfilled during the second quarter. RELM President and Chief Executive Officer...

2011-10-03 09:30:00

Now available in the iPhone App Store, the FireWhat App supplies firefighters with critical information about wildland fires across the nation. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 The FireWhat Inc. and Pusher teams are proud to announce the launch of the FireWhat iPhone app in the Apple App Store. Together, the two companies have developed a truly revolutionary product for wildland firefighting. The FireWhat App puts critical incident information into the palm of the wildland...

2011-09-09 09:25:00

The up-coming launch of the FireWhat Wildland iOS App will make critical pre-arrival information available to the nationâs firefighters. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 As the late months of summer heat up, the gloom of Fire Season is on the minds of many living in the Wildland Urban Interface areas of the United States. Firefighters have prepared all season for these types of events, and now, as recent fires in Texas have shown, Fire Season is upon us. Throughout the...

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2011-07-01 09:32:36

As homes and cities expand closer to forests and wildlands across the American West, increasing wildfire threats have created an unlikely new phenomena "“ confidence in government. Recent studies show that people in neighborhoods adjacent to public forest lands can and do trust natural resource managers to a surprising degree, in part because the risks they face are so severe. Thousands of acres burn every year, threatening homes, lives and property, and in many groups and areas, the...

2011-03-15 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and the increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced federal grants are available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds quickly usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the need to...