Archive for October2006

San Bernandino Forest Service Engine #57

Laguna Hotshots blog posts the identity of the engine involved in the Esperanza Fire tragedy as Forest Service E-57 of the San Bernadino National Forest. No one else has confirmed this but I have a feeling these guys got the news quick.

Esperanza Update: Fourth Firefighter Dies

As a fourth firefighter dies from injuries MyFoxLA reports the State is offering a reward of $100,000. for information leading to the arrest of the arsonist who started the blaze. “ Three firefighters died at the scene and two were hospitalized in critical condition. One of those two died several hours later. The other had […]

Esperanza Fire Claims Three Firefighters

CBS2 reports three firefighters died in supression efforts on the Esperanza Fire in Riverside County today.These brave firefighters died protecting someone’s home. My deepest condolences to the families of these heroes. I understand from watching local L.A. news reports that the fire command pulled engine crews from the fire lines.KCAL9 News reporting from the scene […]

How Messed Up Is France?

From Fox News. “National police reported 2,458 cases of violence against officers in the first six months of the year, on pace to top the 4,246 cases recorded for all of 2005 and the 3,842 in 2004. Firefighters and rescue workers have also been targeted — and some now receive police escorts in such areas.“ […]

Reluctant Heroes?

(From an Aussie friend of mine) Taneatua Maori rural township volunteer fire companyOne dark night in the township Whakatane, a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around. When the volunteer fire […]