In western states like California, Oregon, and Washington, the idea of a “wildfire season” confined to August through November is a thing of the past. These days the danger exists all year long. In response, T-Mobile has expanded our network preparations to cover more communities that may be impacted by wildfires throughout the year. We’re committed to helping customers stay connected before, during and after wildfires.
The program based at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo seeks to find solutions to wildfire threats through innovative research, training and education.
By Eliza Gano
Published on July 21, 2021
The western U.S. is in the throes of a severe drought as, more locally, California’s parched landscape finds residents bracing for another peak wildfire season. The increasing threat of wildfires requires an all-of-the-above approach for mitigation and one of those solutions includes groundbreaking research opportunities with academia.
Verizon Frontline technology has been delivered to 14 locations in Arizona by the Verizon Response Team (VRT) to help enable mission-critical communications in remote areas as first responders battle wildfires throughout the state.
The VRT is supporting, or has supported, interagency fire management teams in their efforts to combat 11 wildfires in Arizona.
Verizon Frontline is the advanced network and technology built for first responders, developed over three decades of partnership with the public safety community.
After experiencing a devastating wildfire, the Greater Laguna Coast Fire Safe Council is on a mission to make their coast more resilient with grant funding from Edison International.
For a team of volunteers, a morning walk through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is no leisurely stroll. Twice a month, they make their way through the coastal terrain with a clear purpose: decipher signs of fire danger, invisible to the untrained eye.
The Australian bushfires of 2019 and 2020 were without precedent. The fires captured global attention as more than 11 million hectares burned, thousands of homes were destroyed, 33 people were killed, and an estimated 1 billion animals were lost, according to a BBC report.
Wildfire devastation grows annually as rising global temperatures lead to more frequent and intense fires. The number of people affected by wildfires grows as a result, with housing developments in high-risk fire zones putting 4.5 million U.S. homes in danger. Of the top 10 wildfires in California history, five occurred in 2020.
Yes, there will be millions of collective sighs as the deadliest pandemic in a century begins to abate and a more open summer kicks off. But summer also means the beginning of the wildfire season in the American West – a slew of deadly disasters lying in wait. Last year was the worst fire season in California’s recorded history and drought-like conditions portend another challenging summer. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Professor Crystal Kolden of the University of California Merced, a wildfire expert and former firefighter.
Drones to plant 60,000 trees at rate six times faster and years earlier than traditional methods
LINCOLN, Neb., April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) today announced it will accelerate the planting of over 60,000 trees through a collaboration with AT&T and DroneSeed to deploy drones across 300 acres of the western United States devasted by wildfires.
Juan Molina and his daughter Catalina look at each other and smile. It has been a long summer and she has not seen her father, a volunteer firefighter in Cordóba, Argentina, for long periods of time but hope is on the horizon.
Juan Molina is head of the voluntary firefighters of Malagueño, a city located near Córdoba in northern Argentina, where this year’s fire season has been particularly intense. Every year between August and October the mountains that surround the town of Córdoba become a raging inferno and the battle to save the forests, indigenous wildlife and livestock is waged by firefighters and locals alike.
Leading tree planting nonprofit rallies partners to raise awareness and action around restoring forest lands devastated by wildfires
LINCOLN, Neb., October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, a group of corporate and non-governmental partners dedicated to the long-term restoration of forestlands devastated by wildfires. The Foundation-led initiative connects private sector partners with high-impact tree planting projects aiming to restore critical ecosystems and build resilience against future fires.