The new film was produced by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Middlesex Community College and funded by the USDA Forest Service. It is geared toward fireline construction in eastern vegetation, but the principles apply in other areas as well.
The video is unique in that it shows firefighters working adjacent to an actual fire, which may be a prescribed fire, but it has flames.
Natural gas is the preferred fuel for heating homes and businesses in Oregon due to its relatively low cost, but the majority of the state does not have access to natural gas and instead must rely on much more expensive petroleum heating oil. Areas that are not serviced by natural gas have found another fuel: wood.
Americans don't expect to stop hurricanes or floods – they cope with them. The same is increasingly true of firefighting, which is coping with decades of poor fire policy and an increasing number of homes in fire-prone areas. But the new strategy demands hard choices.
The FY2012 State and Private Forestry Report and supporting Appendix of State Fact Sheets gives an overview of success stories in the different programs that fall under the State and Private Forestry department of the USDA Forest Service. This year's report is titled Forests: An Investment in the Future and features at least one success story from each of NASF's 59 member states, territories and districts.
National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy’s West Regional Strategy Committee’s (WRSC) newsletter is now available. The newsletter will keep you updated on WRSC’s goals and actions for the western region, as well as updating you on the latest wildfire information.
The USDA Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of human-caused vehicle and equipment wildfires throughout the state.
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