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May 26, 2017

Driptorch Digest, Volume 9

We’re baaaaack! Click here to view Volume 9 of our new and improved version of the Driptorch Digest. 

May 5, 2017

Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility: Predict, Prepare and Avert Accidents

Unfortunately, reduced visibility from wildland fire smoke has contributed to fatal incidents or accidents with serious bodily injury in several areas across the country.   A 3-part webinar series will be held in June 2017 to address this issue. The webinars will be approximately 2 hours each, and are hosted by the NWCG Smoke Committee, Southern… 

Oct 29, 2016

Driptorch Digest, Volume 8

The eighth edition of the Driptorch Digest is now available. Topics for this edition include topics such as: Spotlight on a Cohesive Strategy Success Story New EPA Revisions & Guidance Partner updates Private Landowners Make Conservation Recommendations New Fire Videos for Outreach Recent news headlines from around the region Resources Upcoming events and much more! The… 

Oct 4, 2016

Southeast Regional Prescribed Fire Council Meeting

Join this southern regional Prescribed Fire Council meeting on November 4, 2016 to learn more about other Prescribed Fire Councils and pertinent prescribed fire information, and to meet and network with the board of the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils and others involved in PFCs around the region! This FREE meeting will be held in… 

Aug 27, 2016

Driptorch Digest, Volume 7

The seventh edition of the Driptorch Digest is now available. Topics for this edition include The 4 Rights Campaign: Prescribed Fire is Right 4 the Environment, Wildland Fire Engine Resources Needed for Students, The Emerging Trajectory for Landowner Prescribed Burn Associations, fire related updates from Longleaf Implementation Teams and other partners, Drones that launch flaming balls are… 

Aug 16, 2016

Driptorch Digest, Volume 6

A bit delayed in sharing this via the blog, but the sixth edition of the Driptorch Digest was released a few weeks ago, and the topics are still pertinent. Topics for this edition include Summer Safety Tips, roll-out of the new Shortleaf Implementation Plan, Tips on Providing Prescribed Fire Training to Volunteer Fire Departments, fire related updates from… 

May 27, 2016

Driptorch Digest, Volume 5

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Driptorch Digest! Topics for this edition include updates from the SERPPAS Spring 2016 Principal’s meeting, recent successes from the new Prescribed Burn Association in North Carolina,  fire related updates from Longleaf Implementation Teams and other partners, new research, a success story from Texas, recent news headlines from around the region, resources, upcoming… 

May 6, 2016

Driptorch Digest, Volume 4

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Driptorch Digest! Topics for this edition include updates on the new Prescribed Burn Association in North Carolina, an opportunity to host a TREX, prescribed fire as part of the ALRI “Strategic Priorities and Actions 2016-2018”, results of a prescribed fire prioritization survey, updates from our partners, a success story from Florida, recent… 

Apr 8, 2016

A Guide to Federal Qualification Standards for Managing Prescribed Fire

Have you ever wondered what it takes to manage prescribed burns for a federal agency? Becoming a federal agency burner requires a specific combination of training, education and experience. In 2015, the document “Federal Prescribed Fire Programs White Paper: A Guide to Federal Qualification Standards for Managing Prescribed Fire” (Diaz and Evans, 2015) was developed… 

Mar 29, 2016

Driptorch Digest, Volume 3

Welcome to the third edition of the Driptorch Digest! Topics for this edition include updates on the new Prescribed Burn Association in North Carolina, an opportunity to host a TREX, tips and lessons learned for putting on a prescribed fire field day, updates from our partners, success stories from VA and GA, recent news headlines from around the…