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Front Range Fire Rescue, CO SVI Type IV Wildland Unit

Chevy Silverado 5500 4×4 chassis     SVIweb – When spec’ing its new Type 6 Wildland Unit, Front Range Fire Rescue chose a Chevy Silverado 5500 4×4 chassis, powered by a 6.7 Durmax Turbo Diesel. This Wildland Unit features a ...

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PG&E Top Executive Announces Retirement

Johnson’s June 30 retirement was not expected     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson will step down from his job just 14 months after the nation’s largest utility hired him ...

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NFFF IC to IC Discussion: Yarnell Hill Fire with Chief Eric Kriwer

Insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a LODD     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation   The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation launched its Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander (IC to IC) Network in 2020 to support incident commanders involved in ...

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National Forests Across Arizona Impose Campfire Restrictions

Federal court, fines, and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All six national forests around Arizona are imposing campfire restrictions that officials say are intended to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the ...

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Dutch Village Evacuated as Precaution Due to Wildfire Smoke

Fire was burning through trees and grassland in the Meinweg National Park     THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A village of 4,000 people in the southern Netherlands was evacuated Wednesday as smoke from a wildfire in a nearby national ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Moves Towards Approval

PG&E still needs the approval of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are being advised to approve Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy with ...

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Wisconsin Wildfires Prompt Emergency Order from Governor

Over 150 wildfires this year so far     MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents grappling with the coronavirus have something else to worry about now: wildfires. Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday declared statewide state of emergency in response to ...

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Structural Triage in the WUI Incident

Categorizing our “patients,” or structures By Rich Cowger, FireRescue Magazine Volume 7, Issue 6 In a recent article, I reviewed the concept of pre-incident structural triage in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) and the tasks you should complete during your assessment ...

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Crews Contain Central Wisconsin Wildfire

Debris burning caused the fire     JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Fire crews have contained a wildfire that burned more than 200 acres in central Wisconsin. The fire broke out in Juneau County on the Necedah Wildlife Refuge. Crews from ...

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Smoke from Wildfires Near Chernobyl Engulf Ukraine Capital

The fires are in the 1,000-square-mile Chernobyl Exclusion Zone     KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the contaminated evacuation zone around the wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant has engulfed Kyiv, placing the Ukrainian capital near the top ...

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