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U.N. to Help Indonesia Build Volunteer Firefighting Force

By Michael Taylor, Thomson Reuters Foundation: Thousands of volunteers fighting forest fires in Indonesia will receive a boost in funding that could help stem air pollution and reduce emissions, according to a...

Portugal’s Wildland Fire Lessons for Managing Mega Fires

By Saul Elbein, National Geographic: WHEN THE SPEEDING BMW emerged out of the smoke of burning eucalyptus trees, heading straight for her firetruck, Filipa Rodriguez had no time to react. “I had time only to...

Three Volunteer Firefighters Fall Through Floor, One hurt

By Firefighter Close Calls: Firefighters narrowly avoided tragedy Wednesday night when three volunteers fell through a weakened floor while battling a house fire near Lake Linganore, according to a press...

Fire Extinguisher Redesign Wins Award, Meant to Boost Residential Safety

By Isabella Lichtenstein, My Modern Met: Thanks to its minimal design, the Residential Fire Extinguisher by Japanese company Morita Miyata was awarded the 2019 Good Design Good Focus Award—an honor given to...

Peru: Firefighter Dies Trying to Save Boy in Trench Collapse

By Firefighter Close Calls: A firefighter in Peru died this weekend during a trench rescue operation. Firefighter Vishal Jadhav, who had gone to rescue a person who had fallen into a trench, succumbed to...

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