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FAA Probes Drone Near-Miss With Reno Firefighting Copter

June 17, 2016

(AP) — The FAA is investigating a near-miss between a hobby drone and a sheriff's helicopter in Reno during an aerial attack on a wind-whipped brush fire that was threatening dozens of suburban homes on the edge of the Sierra.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Tahoe Procession Honors Fallen Firefighter

August 14, 2015

(AP) - Hundreds of people yesterday lined the streets and highways near Lake Tahoe to pay their respects as a funeral procession passed for a 21-year-old Forest Service firefighter killed while responding to a Sierra wildfire.

Noah Berger / AP

State Government

No Firefighter Shortage Despite State's Shrinking Prison Population

August 5, 2015 | Ben Adler

California is using thousands of state prison inmates this week to help fight more than 20 wildfires across the state. That’s despite fears that a reduction in the state’s prison population might lead to a shortage of available firefighters.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

City Of Marysville Takes Over Fire Ops From Cal Fire

July 7, 2015 | Bob Moffitt

Cal Fire has stopped providing fire protection for the city of Marysville because of the city's inability to maintain guaranteed staffing levels. But, the city says that's turned into a positive.

Firefighting Drills Start Along American River Parkway

May 26, 2015 | Steve Milne

If you see smoke coming from the American River Parkway near Cal Expo in Sacramento over the next month...it's likely part of an ongoing series of training drills.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


Using Calculators To Fight King Fire

September 23, 2014 | Katie Orr

Firefighters with hoses and axes are a common and expected sight at wildfires. But there’s an entire team of people working behind the fire lines. Among them are men and women who make sure the bills get paid so the trucks can keep rolling.

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