Archive for August2006

Fire Decimates Greek Villages

Wildfire ravaged several vilages in Halkidiki, northern Greece forcing villagers and tourists to seek refuge on the beach where two died. “At its peak, the fire spread over 25 kilometers and ravaged the village resorts of Polichroni, Hanioti, Pefkohori, Nea Skioni and Kryopigi as thick black smoke covered the area. The blaze forced thousands of […]

Incompetent, Near Senile Judge Helps Terrorists

Susan Olasky of WorldViews.com writes, “Democrats like Harry Reid were thrilled when Judge Anna Diggs Taylor found unconstitutional the NSA’s use of secret wiretaps. The New York Times initially editorialized about the “careful, thoroughly grounded opinion,”, but today the Times reports that legal scholars on both sides of the issue believe the opinion “overlooked important […]

343, Never Forget

Surfing the net this morning I ran accross the Illinois Family Institute which happens to have an image of the Twin Towers under attack. It made me reflect on how horrible the events of that day were and what a sacrifice FDNY made that day.It also made me re-read Tommy Dunn’s story of that terrible […]

Harris Poll: Firefighter Most Prestigious Occupation

Media Post Blog quotes findings made by Harris Interactive; “According to the results of the annual Harris Poll measuring public perceptions of 23 professions and occupations, firefighters, doctors, and nurses are seen as prestigious occupations by U.S. adults, while business executives, stockbrokers and real estate agents are at the opposite end of the spectrum. And […]

N.W. Fires Roar, N.Z and Australia Send Aid

The large, active fire map reminds us of the continued crisis in the northwest.New Zealand and Australia are sending personnel, up to 100 firefighters to help where needed. As noted before these fires and the stories surrounding them are completely ignored by the visual media. I’ve seen more fire film from the hills of Israel […]

Fire Fighter Meal Planner

IAFF calls it, “an exciting new planning tool featuring simple, healthy meals that fire fighters can prepare on the job”. Categories: fire fighter meals, firefighter meals

Western Fire Resources Stretched

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Check out this map for a list of current active large fires. With all the international news dominating headlines the great efforts of out Nation’s firefighting force is going unnoticed for the most part. The image to the right shows smoke from Northern California, July 31. Detailed active Fire News.

Phoenix Fire Visits Chengdu China Fire

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From YouTube . Check out Phoenix Fire Department as they visit Chengdu China Fire. Could your department pull off these stunts? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB4npPviTr4]