Latest Wildland fire suppression Stories

2011-11-11 01:37:27

Prediction method could help protect rainforests around the globe Tiny temperature changes on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans provide an excellent way to forecast wildfires in South American rainforests, according to UC Irvine and other researchers funded by NASA. "It enables us three to five months in advance to predict the severity of the fire season," said UCI assistant project scientist Yang Chen, lead author of a paper that will be published Friday, Nov. 11, in the journal Science....

Image 1 - Aerial Robot System Can Save Firefighter Lives
2011-11-09 13:43:55

A system built by University of Cincinnati experts around an unmanned aerial vehicle has faced a real-world test in a West Virginia controlled forest burn, and proved its usefulness. Wildfires kill and, too often, fatalities are caused by a lack of situational awareness, said Kelly Cohen. Timely information can prevent wildfire deaths, especially among first responders, said Cohen, associate professor of aerospace engineering & engineering mechanics at the University of Cincinnati....

2011-11-03 07:00:00

FireWhat's Mobile application provides firefighters information while enroute to the Loma Fire Napa, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 On Tuesday evening, while residents of the Soda Canyon area northeast of Napa began to settle down, flames erupted in the neighborhood. The Loma Fire broke out around 8:30 pm on Tuesday evening. The fire is reported in the area of Loma Vista Road and Soda Canyon Road at the base of Atlas Peak. On Monday, the National Weather Service released a Fire Weather...

Image 1 - Savannas And Forests In A Battle Of The Biomes: Princeton
2011-11-01 08:09:10

Climate change, land use and other human-driven factors could pit savannas and forests against each other by altering the elements found by Princeton University researchers to stabilize the two. Without this harmony, the habitats, or biomes, could increasingly encroach on one other to the detriment of the people and animals that rely on them. The Princeton researchers reported this month in the journal Science that savanna wildfires, combined with climate conditions, maintain the distinct...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

Ever looked out the windshield on the way to work wondering, âœWhere the heck did THOSE storm clouds from?â Donât be the last guy on your block still doing that. FireWhat Inc. has your weather woes covered. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 21st century satellite imagery and constantly updated local weather in one place? How come no one has done this before?! FireWhat Inc., a Dunsmuir, CA start-up, has created the definitive weather...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

FireWhat Inc. wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness at one of the largest firefighting industry trade shows in the West Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 FireWhat Inc., a Dunsmuir, CA company in business to bring technology to the forefront of the firefighting industry, will be attending this yearâs Reno Fire Show. The show will host dozens of manufacturers and vendors from around the country, all presenting the latest and greatest firefighting equipment and...

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