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Experts weigh in on budget boost for BC Wildfire Service

Experts weigh in on budget boost for BC Wildfire Service

New provincial funding to expand the BC Wildfire Service to a year−round endeavour is a welcome step toward preventing disasters, while others in the field say the funds could be better spent elsewhere. Click here to read more.

Rosenbauer Introduces the RTX

Rosenbauer Introduces the RTX

Electric tank firefighting vehicle to be delivered soon to the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Click here to read more.

Utility Technology Already Exists for Preventing Wildfires

Utility Technology Already Exists for Preventing Wildfires

Climate change isn’t just causing warmer summers and colder winters. It’s impacting every ecosystem and every environment in different ways. Floods, droughts, massive storms, frigid blizzards, and more are starting to make life on this planet more challenging. Click...

IDTechEx Asks: Are EV Fires Now Less Common but More Problematic?

IDTechEx Asks: Are EV Fires Now Less Common but More Problematic?

Fires in electric vehicles (EVs) certainly gain a lot of media attention in comparison to their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. But a crucial question for the future of mobility is whether EVs are actually any more likely to catch fire than an ICE...

Deadly Colorado Blaze Renews Focus on Underground Coal Fires

Deadly Colorado Blaze Renews Focus on Underground Coal Fires

A fire raging in an underground Colorado coal field in 1883 sent so much smoke pouring from cracks in the ground that the scene was likened to burning volcanoes and the state's first mining inspector deemed the blaze “impossible to extinguish.” Click here to read...

Lava Sparks Idea for Fire Retardant Coating to Protect Buildings

Lava Sparks Idea for Fire Retardant Coating to Protect Buildings

Inspired by lava, a research team led by University of Southern Queensland chemical engineer and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Professor Pingan Song, has developed a non-toxic, fire retardant coating that could save buildings from being engulfed in...

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