Nineteen lost too soon.

Nineteen Firefighters Lost, Yarnell Hills Fire

We received the news Monday morning like so many others in our country…with shock and incredible sadness. Nineteen men in their prime – sons, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, fathers – all answered the call to protect lives and property. They were the elite, hotshots, who knew what they were doing out there and loved what they […]

Re-thinking Wildland Fire Suppression Strategies Under The Sequester

Wildland Fire Suppression

The Washington Post published an article on May 13 about the impact the Sequester cuts will have on the Interior and Agriculture Departments’ budgets, specific to funding firefighters and equipment for the upcoming wildfire season. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in the article that his agency would be trying to manage fires with 500 fewer […]

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