Fire Regulations

Wildland firefighting victories overshadowed by major fires in 2020

CENTENNIAL, Colo — The 2020 Colorado wildfire season burned a record 678,246 acres which included the three biggest fires in state history. That grabbed the majority of...

Bracing for more big wildfires, Colorado leaders shift strategy to “fight fires when they are small”

Facing a worsening wildfire predicament, Colorado leaders on Thursday braced for more big burns and declared they’re shifting state strategy and millions of taxpayer...

Napa supervisors want analysis of Fire Boss idea for quick wildfire response

Advocates trying to bring two water-dropping, single-engine planes to Napa County to get a quick jump on fighting wildfires will have their day before...

California needs more air power to fight wildfires

The year 2020 will be etched in history not only for the pandemic that swept the nation, but also for the devastating wildfire season California...

Washington State Unanimously Passes Wildfire Protection Bill

House Bill 1168 passed the Washington State Senate last week. The bill aims to provide $125 million every two years to facilitate a more...

Sindag and Ibravag to Hold Meeting on Aerial Fire Operations in Brazil

Brazilian Ag Aviation Association Sindag announced this week that they will be holding a virtual seminar on Aerial Firefighting operations using agricultural aviation aircraft. ...

Elvis (the helicopter) is cheating death by becoming a drone

The makers of an old workhorse helicopter named Elvis are converting their venerable flying machine into an autonomous robot. Aircraft maker Erickson and helicopter...

Opinion: Invest In Innovative Wildfire Technologies To Protect Our Communities

California experienced its worst fire season yet this past year. According to Cal Fire, wildfires throughout the state killed 31 people, damaged more than 10,000...

Cal Fire Beats Decade-Old Suit Over Firefighting Chemical Bids

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection may have made administrative mistakes in the process of purchasing over $50 million in firefighting chemicals,...

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