Archive for June2005

Cave Creek Complex

Active Fire Map 40% containment on South side, firefighters meet lighter winds sparse fuel.Local coverage Cave Creek fire claims largest saguaro “The so-called Grand One on a ridge south of the lake is recognized in the National Register of Big Trees for its height, mass of limbs and a base circumference of 7 feet, 10 […]

Rural Firefighters Gain New Skills

“High-rise drill tests firefighters’ skills” BY PAULA M. FELIPE/Public Safety Reporter Oroville Mercury “Firefighters from Oroville City, the El Medio Fire Department, Sacramento Metro, and CDF/Butte County Fire Department conducted a realistic, intensive hands-on fire drill at Gold County Casino on Tuesday. There were 35 firefighters on scene along with six fire companies, five fire […]

Blogging Fire Photos Just Got Easier

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Blogger just added the ability to insert pics with one click. Prior to today adding photos was a convoluted process that required running through a combination of Picasa and Hello. I am sure there was an easier way to do it but I was not aware of it. This photo was taken in Kelowna B.C […]

Arizona Burning

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENTS / LARGE FIRES: (Arizona) Source CIDI.org “CAVE CREEK COMPLEX, Tonto National Forest. A Type 1 Incident Command Team (Whitney) is assigned. This complex, comprised of the Bronco and Humboldt fires is six miles northeast of Carefree, AZ in chaparral, oak, and grass. Evacuations are in place for the Camp Creek Summer Home […]

California Rainy Season Breeds Fires

Wildfire Dangers Grow as Hills Dry By Hector Becerra and Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writers “The near-record rains that drenched Southern California this winter have created conditions for a potentially dangerous fire season as dense vegetation nurtured by the storms dries out. The first major wildfire of the season, a blaze north of Palm Springs […]

The Ghost of General Patton Speaks and We Must Listen

Not Kid friendly but the message is one we should all take to heart. Click to play We must never take our eye off the ball in fighting terror where it lives!! TagWar in Iraq

Scout Brennan Hawkins Found

Forrest Nunley, the rescuer who found Brennan Hawkins on the trail is a bonified hero as are the hundreds of other citizen rescuers who dropped everything to help in the search for Brennan. A lesson for all of us is how Brennan is said to have at first hid from his rescuer. The father had […]

FDNY Survivor is Back Home

Kerry Burke, NYDailyNews.com (link in title) “A firefighter who jumped four stories to escape a January blaze in the Bronx went home for the first time yesterday – celebrating Father’s Day before heading back to the rehab center.Eugene Stolowski, 33, left his New Jersey hospital bed at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange […]

Drunk Gets Only 29 Months for Killing Firefighter

“St. Cloud, Minn. – A St. Cloud, Minn. man who killed a firefighter while driving drunk was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison. Lorin Pfannenstein, 38, pleaded guilty in April in Stearns County District Court to grossly negligent criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Don Billig. Billig, who was 49, was […]

Looking to Enter the Fire Service?

I were looking to enter the fire service and did not know where to start I might poke around here or here and browse around.

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