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2014-10-30 23:16:15

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service selected iostudio to help improve digital presence. Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 iostudio is proud to announce its partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Set to launch in 2015, iostudio’s work with the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative will improve their current online program, increase member numbers and expand engagement across desktop, tablet, and mobile....

2014-10-29 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Associaion (AHSAFA) have generally reported greater utilization of fixed wing and helicopter assets, as highly destructive wildland fires raged across much of the Western US this year. "The amount of flying we have done during this year's fire season has already exceeded what we did during the comparable 2013 period," said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating...

2014-10-14 08:22:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) are extending their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, who died in the crash of an airtanker in the line of duty, on Wednesday, October 8. A long-time contract pilot for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE), Hunt had been piloting a CALFIRE-operated Grumman S-2T, dropping...

2014-09-25 16:22:09

Utility Provides $5.5 Million to Local Fire Safe Councils SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As thousands of firefighters battle extreme fire conditions fueled by near-record drought across California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) responded today announcing $5.5 million to local Fire Safe Councils. The effort is a private, public and community partnership aimed at preventing even more fires from sparking during the traditional September-October peak of...

2014-09-24 12:21:44

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighters have continued to battle a record number and sizes of wildland fires in California, as drought and high temperatures persist with little to no relief in sight. Of the seven major wildfires still uncontained in California, the King Fire, which has burned 82,000 acres over 130 square miles in the El Dorado National Forest--just east of Sacramento--since Friday, September 12, is the most destructive, and remains just...

2014-09-17 12:22:54

SDG&E, UCLA helped to develop Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and UCLA, today unveiled a new web-based tool to classify the fire threat potential of a weather phenomenon unique to Southern California - the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana winds that can turn a spark into an inferno. The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, which...

2014-09-12 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past month in the Klamath National Forest along the California-Oregon border. Known as the Happy Camp Complex fire, the lightning-sparked conflagration has torched nearly 100,000 acres and is currently just 30 percent contained. "Of our 10 tankers working right now throughout California and...

2014-08-25 08:21:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what appears to be a record-setting year for wildland fires in the West, aerial firefighters are battling more wildfires in the Pacific Northwest states, and deploying their aircraft and crews accordingly. For example, CHI Aviation has spent more time on wildfires in Washington State compared to previous years, according to Larry Kelley, the operator's Director of Fire Operations in Boise, Idaho. In that regard, the company's...

2014-08-13 20:21:50

As wildfires rage statewide, Fire Protection Group, Inc. continues to be a leading resource for concerned property managers and owners LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 2(nd), Governor Jerry Brown announced that California is officially in a state of emergency due to the danger posed by more than a dozen wildfires. At the same time, Fire Protection Group, Inc. has seen an increase in interest in fire safety upgrades. It's easy to see why. In the first week of the...

2014-07-31 08:22:46

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the governors of California, Oregon and Washington for their support of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 (S. 1875 and H.R. 3992). That support, indicated in a letter signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown of California, Governor John A. Kitzhaber of Oregon, and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, was sent to their States' Congressional...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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