BLM to build Mountain Home SEAT Base to enhance fire response in Idaho

Construction of Mountain Home SEAT Base begins The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District has initiated the construction of the Mountain Home Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) Base at the Mountain Home Municipal Airport as reported by the Bureau of Land Management. The construction, which started on July 21, 2024, aims to enhance aircraft […]

BLM rule update enhances firefighter response and public safety

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced a significant update to its regulations that promises to enhance emergency response capabilities on public lands, a move that holds substantial implications for firefighting efforts and public safety. BLM’s new regulatory approach The proposed changes focus on updating the process for announcing temporary closures or restrictions on […]

Adapting to the challenge of perpetual wildfire

Preparing for wildfire season when it is a year-round threat, by Nic Lynn, VP of Operations, Neptune Aviation The time that airtanker companies put into preparing for wildfire season is critical to ensure that their aircraft are available when they are called on to support wildland firefighting. However, as wildfire season has expanded into what […]

Joint Fire Science Program launches 2025 funding opportunity for wildland fire research

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Funding available for wildland fire research The Interagency Joint Fire Science Program has announced its Fiscal Year 2025 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for wildland fire research priorities. Nearly $11 million will be awarded to federal, state, Tribal, and local governments, other Tribal entities, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private groups to advance wildland fire […]

Bureau of Land Management opens applications for wildland fire equipment in Oregon and Washington

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Bureau of Land Management enhances wildland firefighting capabilities The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the opening of a 30-day application period for wildland fire equipment under its Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) program in Oregon and Washington. This initiative aims to bolster the firefighting capabilities of wildland firefighting partners by providing them with necessary […]

National Public Safety UAS Conference 2024 nearing full capacity

DRONERESPONDERS conference at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia The DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Conference, scheduled for March 12 and 13, 2024, at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, is rapidly approaching full capacity. With over 300 seats already filled, organizers are urging interested participants to register quickly to secure one of the last […]

A pioneer of fire safety: Exclusive interview with Jeff Darley

Jeff Darley, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Darley, talks about his career as a fire safety pioneer spanning over 40 years In the fire sector, the name Darley is synonymous with tradition, innovation, and excellence. Established in 1908, W. S. Darley & Co (now Darley) is a family-owned and operated company that […]

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