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Wildfire Intel - CA - Initial Attack


Thursday, November 24, 2022, 06:07 PM


Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12:44 PM


Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 11:18 PM

CA-MVU-Willow 9

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 11:14 PM


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Wilfire Intel - CA - Continuing


Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 06:30 PM

CA-TNF-Mosquito (Contained)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 12:33 AM

CA-BDF-Radford (Contained)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 11:22 AM


Monday, September 5, 2022, 07:25 PM

CA-KNF-Yeti (Formerly China 2)

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 02:07 AM


Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:00 PM

Latest News

DailyDispatch - California

2 seriously hurt as Sun Valley apartment complex burns

Friday, March 24, 2023, 12:17 AM

An apartment building fire sent a column of dark smoke into the Sun Valley sky Thursday, leaving at least two people with serious injuries. The fire was reported about 11:45 a.m., and firefighters were dispatched to the 7700 block of Lankershim Boulevard to fight the blaze in a four-story, garden-style apartment building, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 9:17:02 PM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles

World’s largest civil firefighting aerial fleet seeks maintenance in Sacramento

Friday, March 24, 2023, 03:00 AM

In a recent video from CAL FIRE a behind-the-scenes look is given at the fire agency’s entire air fleet being serviced in Sacramento. More than 65 aircraft from CAL FIRE’s statewide air fleet flew into the fire agency’s Aviation Management Unit at McClellan Park. Currently, CAL FIRE’s aviation fleet consists of the Grumman S-2T airtanker, Bell UH-1H Super Huey Helicopter, Sikorsky S70i Helicopters and North American OV-10A (and one D Model) Bronco Air Tactical Aircraft.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXTL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento

Brea police investigating after person found dead in burned-out vehicle

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 09:05 PM

Brea police were investigating the death of a person found in a burned-out vehicle Thursday. Police were dispatched to Carbon Canyon Road east of Olinda Village just before 5:40 a.m. regarding the roadside vehicle fire, police said. When Brea firefighters put the blaze out officers found the body in the vehicle, police said.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 6:05:08 PM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

With 13 Inches of Rain This Wet Season, San Diego County is Nearly Drought-Free

Friday, March 24, 2023, 03:00 AM

With an exceptionally rainy season for California, much of the state is free from drought, including most of San Diego County, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The latest drought monitor map released Thursday shows all but 11% of San Diego County remains in some form of drought, which is the same as last week.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego

Firefighters extinguish garage fire on South Bonnyview in Redding

Friday, March 24, 2023, 03:00 AM

Firefighters extinguished a garage fire on South Bonnyview Road on Thursday afternoon. According to the fire department, their crews responded to 2611 South Bonnyview after receiving a report of a structure fire. They responded and said they found an outbuilding/garage on fire. Fire officials said crews were able to extinguish the garage fire and stop it from spreading to nearby buildings.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding

VIDEO: Alameda County firefighters rescue 2 after tree smashes into truck

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 03:04 AM

An Alameda County Fire Department firefighter’s body camera recorded a remarkable rescue in Newark of two victims pinned inside a truck during Tuesday’s deadly rainstorm. Whipping winds ripped across the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday afternoon, creating chaos and triggering hundreds of 911 calls for storm-related emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 12:04:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

18 Calif. FFs, medics continue to recover after dance hall shooting

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 07:44 AM

Monterey Park Fire Chief Matthew Hallock said grief counselors and peer support have helped along with the knowledge that lives were saved

Wis. firefighters improve fitness with sports science help from Mayo Clinic

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 07:19 AM

The medical team uses a technology-enabled system to help La Crosse crewmembers tailor their workouts

Md. county hires 16 lieutenants for its new fire and EMS department

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 08:41 AM

Carroll County is working to fill dozens of other positions

Colo. FD wins CFSI award for EMS innovations

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 07:55 AM

Other departments have show an interest in the Colorado Springs Fire Department's multi-tiered response program

Va. city breaks ground on new, $7.1M fire station that will replace nearly 100-year-old building

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 07:43 AM

Norfolk’s next station will have separate bunks and an area where firefighters can clean up before they return from a call

Fighting fatigue in public safety

Friday, March 24, 2023, 07:52 PM

How tired are your people?

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