Welcome to the 11th year of Wildfire Today

Wildfire Today created 11 years ago in 2008Eleven years ago today I wrote the first article on Wildfire Today. Since then it has been a fun, interesting, and at times a challenging journey. As this new year begins I am thankful for our readers, many of whom have been with us since the beginning, and our sponsors who make it possible to keep the doors open.

Six months after that initial article @WildfireToday was born on Twitter, June 2, 2008.

Hop on and join us in year number eleven!

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

10 thoughts on “Welcome to the 11th year of Wildfire Today”

  1. Thank you, again and again, times eleven. I find your site to be the most informative and timely, especially for updates on fires in the Black Hills area.

  2. Thank you for 11 years. Hopefully Wildfire Today will go for many mores. It is a great and informative site. Wish it was around when I was working wildfires.

  3. Congratulations! Bill
    It is so wonderful you keep us updated worldwide regarding wild fires. With global warming wild fire will stay as part of our daily living. Of all the nature’s disasters wild fire is probably the worst in my opinion. Thank you for your efforts in bringing awareness to the individuals and the public. Thank you so much!

  4. Bill, thanks so much for keeping all of us who follow wildland fire so well informed over the years. Your site is a real asset to us all for many reasons. Keep up the great work!

  5. Thank you Bill, for this thought provoking blog, I had no idea it’s been up so long. I’ve learned a lot. To contribute to the discussion here are a couple of things I have not seen you cover: Australian pre-fab home fire shelters (http://wildfiresafetybunkers.com.au/bunkers.html) They look like a concrete septic tank, but cost a lot more (I’m sure Yankee ingenuity could get the price down). Also fire resistant paint (https://flameoffcoatings.com/intumescent-fire-resistant-paint or https://frctexas.com/intumescent-fire-retardant-paint-gallon/). These paints expand when heated and can provide 1-2 hr fire protection to wood.
    Thanks again and keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks John-

      About the bunkers. I wrote about them in 2009 and 2010 but not since. Here’s a link to the tag “bunkers“.

      Those two links for fire resistant intumescent paint are for products to be used in the interior of a structure. Maybe there is also a version designed to be used on exterior services as well.

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