Latest Wildfire suppression Stories

2008-07-09 18:00:18

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Nadeam Elshami, both of the Office of the Speaker of the House, +1-202-226-7616 WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the floor this afternoon in support of H.R.

2008-07-09 18:00:18

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed a measure that would create an emergency fund to be used in the event of catastrophic wildfires. Rep.

2008-06-14 03:00:17

By JAMIE C RUFF Firefighting is hands-on, and so is much of its instruction. So when Paul Stoneburner of the Charlottesville office of the Virginia Department of Forestry was lead instructor for a power-saw class, it was in the woods and his students came ready to get dirty.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.