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2014-07-17 08:21:41

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what has already been declared a record year for wild land fires in California, private operators of air tankers and helicopters have provided invaluable assistance to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), one of the few state fire protection agencies that operates its own fleet of air assets. According to just-released CAL FIRE data, 2,990 fires erupted in the state between January 1, and July 7,...

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...

2014-06-17 08:20:54

Aerial Firefighters Assure Aircraft Availability Through Aggressive Prep Work WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Operational readiness of firefighting aircraft during mandatory availability periods (MAPs) is assured, annually, thanks to an ongoing focus on heavy maintenance events scheduled for the low fire risk winter months. MAPs are the specific time frames, usually ranging between 90 and 180 days, when the operators are contractually obligated to Federal or State...

2014-05-30 23:03:27

CEO of Caylym, Rick Goddard and Communications Director for the Wildfire Research Network,Tony Morris, speak with Lyons Filmer on the future of fighting wildfires. Fresno CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Radio Hostess Lyons Filmer sat down with Caylym’s Rick Goddard and the founder of Wildfire Research Network, Tony Morris to discuss the crisis facing California with regards to wildfire and the future of aerial firefighting. Listen to the interview here: Morris began the discussion noting the...

2014-05-23 20:20:38

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- More helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are being deployed to battle the Slide Fire in Northern Arizona. The fire, which has consumed over 4,830 wildland acres, is burning in the Flagstaff area which includes Sedona, one of the state's major tourist destinations. The additional aerial assets have been ordered to the scene by the US Forest Service, as more residents have been told to evacuate by local authorities over the last few...

2014-05-19 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the decision by the Colorado Legislature to continue contracting for aerial firefighting services from the private sector, instead of opting for State ownership and operation of all fire-combating aircraft--which was under consideration. The "Colorado Aerial Firefighting Fleet Acquisition" bill, known as SB 14-164, was signed into law by Governor...

2014-05-19 08:20:45

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Private operators of fixed wing tankers and helicopters are deploying assets to San Diego County, California, to help fight a series of catastrophic, still uncontained fires which have destroyed nearly 10,000 acres, and an estimated 30 structures to date. "Our focus has been on the Freeway Fire near Camp Pendleton since May 13, using a P2V and a BAe 146 tanker flying out of San Bernardino," said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of...

2014-05-13 08:24:49

ASHLAND, Ore., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire scientists are releasing a new synthesis of the ecological benefits of large wildfires, including those that kill most vegetation in fire-adapted forests, grasslands, and shrub lands of the western U.S. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140512/86768Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140512/86755 These benefits are described in a Prezi presentation, "Fireside Chat: Lessons from Fire Ecology and Post-fire...

2014-04-29 08:27:45

National Wildfire Community Preparation Day is May 3, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires are a serious threat to lives and property. The combination of drought, high winds and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands has made fire seasons progressively worse over the past 50 years. In 2014 alone, more than 16,400 fires have burned 266,000 acres across the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-04-17 08:22:47

Republican front runner in Texas Ag Commissioner Race calls on Governor Rick Perry to mobilize Texas State Guard to assist landowners on Red River STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sid Miller, front runner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, warned Texans to remain vigilant against attempts by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to seize 90,000 acres of privately owned land along the Red River. He further called on Texas Governor Rick...


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