Archive for December2006

Department Profile; Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Fire Bureau for the Silicon Valley of Taiwan.Wikipedia, about Hsinchu City.Hsinchu City Bureau of Fire website.2006 fire statistics.

Terror Alert Blogs; We Should Read Them

Two good ones, Political Beach Girl , and Noisy Room Blog but there are dozens of blogs and websites that are serving notice of the intentions of radical Islam in the U.S.A and Western Europe.What does this have to do with firefighting? First responders are front line fighters on the home front when these cretins […]

Christmas FDNY Style

NYTimes (reg. req. {sorry}) sent a reporter to a few firehouses in NYC this Christmas season and found holiday spirit. “Most firehouses drag out their lights and bows in preparation for a holiday party every year, a Saturday or Sunday afternoon when the firefighters — overwhelmingly Christians, although some firehouses examined last week displayed menorahs […]

LAFD Chief Bamattre

LAFD Museum and Memorial blog remarks on the retirement of Fire Chief William Bamattre. Chief Bamattre retired due to circumstances surrounding a firehouse prank involving an African American firefighter who was fed dog food by fellow crew members. Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa commented on Chief Bamattre’s departure;“New leadership will help set a new tone and […]

Circuit City Introducing Firedog With a Contest

“To kick off firedog Across America, firedog and Circuit City presented $100,000 donations to both the FDNY Foundation, which supports New York City Fire Department initiatives, and the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation for its efforts in helping children of law enforcement and firefighting personnel. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New […]

Australia Fire Season Begins; Koalas Early Victims

The Aussie fire season is underway and unfortunately one area hit hard is a Koala preserve. Reuters reports;“CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) — Bushfires may have wiped out one of the last remaining outposts of healthy Australian koalas, scientists and animal rescue experts said on Monday. Park rangers and specialist rescue teams from Sydney’s Taronga Zoo have […]