Latest Wildland fire suppression Stories

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...

26,000 Acres Added To Petrified Forest National Park
2011-09-09 12:06:39

  The U.S. government announced on Thursday it has decided to add 26,000 acres to the National Park Service's Petrified Forest National Park. Congress expanded the boundaries of the park in 2004 from 93,500 acres to about 218,500 acres but did not immediately appropriate any money to buy the private inholdings. “The National Park Service and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation of approximately 26,000 acres in northeast Arizona full of significant...

Tree Rings Provide Information About Past Forest Fires
2011-09-08 04:39:30

  A researcher from Texas A&M University had published research showing how tree rings can provide clues to events such as forest fires, some of which might date back hundreds of years. According to a September 7 press release from the College Station university, Associate Geography Professor Charles Lafon has worked with forests in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains. In fact, he states that he had identified one tree which allegedly had experienced more than a...

2011-09-07 11:09:57

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aerial photography survey of 38,000 wildfire-burned acres in Idaho provided what is believed to be the first evidence that the invasive leafy spurge weed is displacing seedlings of native mountain big sagebrush. Terry Booth, a rangeland specialist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Rangeland Resources Research Unit in Cheyenne, Wyo., designed the survey using a technique he developed called Very Large Scale Aerial (VLSA) imagery. The survey...

2011-09-06 19:35:00

As the state of Texas is overcome by countless wild fires, start-up company FireWhat Inc posts critical fire information to assist first responders in protecting the community. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 As a fire of âœbiblical proportionsâ spreads through Bastrop County, Texas, the offices of FireWhat Incorporated have been working tirelessly to spread information out to the communityâs residents. As the FireWhat staff was...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope Inc., the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced a partnership with RTP Technology, a leader in responsive system integration. RTP Technology has provided outstanding service and expertise to a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies in industries including financial services, retail, and service providers with a strategic focus on enterprise storage...

2011-08-03 19:31:30

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Texas A&M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent. The impressive test results, reported in the journal Polymer,* suggest that significant fire-safety advantages can be gained by coating polyurethane...

2011-07-19 15:30:17

Fire and climate change increases food supply for some bird species A new Baylor University study has found that some bird species in the desert southwest are less affected, and in some cases positively influenced, by widespread fire through their habitat. In fact, the Baylor researchers say that fire actually helps some bird species because of the habitat that is formed after a fire is positive for the bird's prey needs. The study found that three specific bird species in the Chihuahuan...

2011-07-19 10:30:00

RENO, Nev., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Potash America, Inc. (OTCBB: PTAM), (the "Company") is pleased to announce the association of Washington D.C. Attorney and Mineral Resource Development expert Peter J. Schaumberg. He will join the Potash America, Inc. Advisory Board. Peter J. Schaumberg brings an enormous wealth of experience in the field of environmental law, land use and development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands offshore and onshore. He councils major...

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