Archive for July2006

Bravest's "Rescue 1" Firefighters Hurt

Daily News reports. “ Walters and Schunk – who both responded to the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks – were among several firefighters who helped care for a man who fell onto the subway tracks at 57th St. and Seventh Ave. Wednesday. About five hours before the horrific taxi accident, The News photographed […]

Firefighter Oral Board Questions

I’ve posted this link before and don’t mean to be redundant but my site statistics tell me a good percentage of my visitors are searching for firefighter exam and oral board information. Here is a link to a site with some key oral board prep questions! Category: firefighter test questions

ACFD In Action

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From YouTube comes this video of the Arlington County Fire Dept. [youtube=]

Sawtooth Complex Update From InciWeb

***Update: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection major incident site. InciWeb is a new fire information site with tremendous potential. Once they get the kinks worked out it will be a top destination for fire news. From their page today; “Current Situation Size 53,000 acres Fuels Involved: Greasewood & Joshua Trees intermixed with fine […]

Fire Chief Father Steps Down For Son

What a great story, what a great dad! Reported by the Mercury News “..Faced with a choice of his career or his son’s, Jeff Clet accepted a mid-level management position as a battalion chief. For me, this wasn’t a `fire chief’ decision,” Jeff Clet told the Mercury News. This is a decision I made as […]

Sawtooth Complex, Millard Canyon Fires Rage

CBS.2 reports, “…the Sawtooth Complex in Yucca Valley and the Millard Canyon in the San Gorgonio wildlands — had burned a combined 40,600 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and the San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Center. Both fires were started by lightning strikes on July 9, with high winds fanning the […]

Yucca Valley, Sawtooth Complex Fire

“She calls herself a firefighter’s brat. Her dad was a firefighter, her grandfather a fire chief at Camp Pendleton. So, it stands to reason that when fire struck her adopted hometown of Yucca Valley that Diane Schroeder would offer to help. Sukalina Das didn’t know Schroeder from Eve until a little after noon Tuesday. Das; […]

Best Wildland Fire Website

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Every time I visit I find myself clicking link after link. I really like their formula, not prissy just functional and full of great content if you are into reading about wildfires and the persons who fight them.The photo credit is in the photo link.

Global Warming = More Wildfires?

Scripps News published a new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego today and check out Google News for the worldwide coverage of the study.Amazing! Categories: global warming, wildfires

747 Jet Becomes Air Tanker

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How cool is this? The pics link from Reuters does not carry a corresponding story. I found information on the aircraft from the company’s own site. What a concept, I hope it gets full clearance soon. I’d love to see a demonstration run! Read or join the discussion on the tankers on Firehouse forums.

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