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2010-09-09 06:35:00

In the midst of a difficult fire season in many parts of the world, the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online fire detection system that will help firefighters and natural hazards managers improve response time and resource management. The Global Fire Information Management System (GFIMS) delivers fire data from an imaging sensor aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites to generate daily fire maps and images through a freely accessible Web interface....

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2010-08-26 22:13:21

Wildfires can wreak widespread havoc and devastation, affecting environmental assets lives, property and livelihoods. Meteorologist Mike Fromm of the Naval Research Laboratory, in collaboration with several national and international laboratories, is now discovering that changes in the frequency of occurrence and intensity of wildfires has substantial consequences for a variety of important problems including atmospheric change.Superimposed on this important topic is a relatively new...

2010-08-26 13:48:30

A study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and University of Washington (UW) scientists has found that fuel treatments"”even of only a few acres"”can reduce fire severity and protect older trees desirable for their timber, wildlife, and carbon-storage value. The finding is part of a three-year study of the 175,000-acre Tripod Fire and is published in the August issue of Canadian Journal of Forest Research. "This study provides the most definitive evidence yet of the effectiveness of...

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2010-07-26 10:15:48

Wildfires can be deadly, as well as causing millions of dollars worth of damage to homes, businesses and natural resources. Efforts to control wildfires often include a staggering array of federal, state and local government agencies. New research from North Carolina State University is shedding light on how these agencies can better communicate with each other in order to respond more efficiently and effectively to wildfire disasters. "The effective flow of information between groups is...

2010-07-21 23:20:32

First Study to Document Education Effectiveness in Preventing Human-Cause Fires A study by USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists and research partners suggests that wildfire prevention education in Florida pays for itself several times over by saving millions of dollars in fire-fighting costs and reducing damages from human-caused fires. Researchers published their findings in a recent issue of the journal Forest Science. "This is the first study to document the...

2010-07-14 09:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope, Inc., (http://www.firescope.com), the leading innovator of IT Service Management solutions, today announced that Gary Staley has joined FireScope to lead its sales organization and to expand on the organization's 300% growth in license revenue for its latest fiscal year. This move is a critical element to FireScope's expanded investment strategy as it builds out additional regions throughout the U.S. and world. Gary comes...

2010-06-23 10:00:00

DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope, the leading innovator of IT Service Management solutions, today announce the availability of FireScope Dash, a powerful monitoring solution that delivers more features for less cost than comparable offerings from SolarWinds, IPSwitch and others. Offered as either a virtual or physical appliance, FireScope Dash bypasses the traditional headaches of solution deployments by including the complete software stack pre-installed and ready to start....

2010-06-15 05:00:00

FOX ISLAND, Wash., June 15( )/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hawk Exploration, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BHWX), announced today that the Company has received notice from the State of Nevada, Nevada Division of Minerals, that their Environmental Bond financial guarantee is in place and been accepted. The Bond Notice has been sent to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Golden Black Hawk, the wholly owned subsidiary of BHWX expects to have a response within the next week from the BLM...

2010-06-01 16:37:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to reach often overlooked stakeholders from the building industry, Brandguard Vents along with Hayward Lumber Santa Barbara have teamed up to sponsor an event on June 3rd that will bring together local contractors, builders, fire officials from Santa Barbara City, homeowners, HOA's, members of local Firesafe Councils, insurance professionals, and local architects. The event will take place at Hayward Lumber Santa Barbara...

2010-04-28 15:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As the peak of wildfire season begins, homeowners across the state are urged to prepare and protect their property by creating 100 feet of clean, open - or defensible space - around their properties to help prevent the spreading of wildfires. State Farm® Insurance is providing the California Fire Alliance a Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant of $50,000 to help create and distribute materials for the Alliance's "Take...


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