Archive for March2007

Donate To A Worthy Cause

Jason at Hamptons Fire is generously donating a portion of his earnings from to a worthy cause. The New York FirefightersBurn Center Foundation21 Asch LoopBronx, NY 10475 (718) The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation has sent youngsters ranging in age from eight to eighteen to this camp from the very beginning. This […]

Strike Team Escapes Burnover

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Two quick thoughts came to my mind as I viewed this video from San Bernandino in 2002. One, why they were in there and two, how lucky they were to get all the personnel and vehicles out. [youtube=]

Must Read, "Rescue Men" by Charles Kenney

Not many firefighter families have an accomplished writer in the family. The Kenney family does. Charles Kenney‘s book “Rescue Men” recounts the careers of his father Sonny and his grandfather “Pops”. Pops was a first responder on the devastating Cocoanut Grove Fire in 1942. Kenney‘s dad Sonny followed his father’s footsteps, becoming a firefighter with […]

FDNY Rescue Stories

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Stories from the pages of FDNY Website. Firefighters from Marine Company 1 “Firefighter John Rizzo, tethered by a rescue rope, jumped into the 40-degree water and searched under Pier 40.” Ladder Company 41, with assistance from Engine Company 90 and Engine Company 45 “Two victims were located just inside the front door on the first […]

Mark Cuban Adopts The Hollywood Mentality

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(Update: I changed the insensitive title and added a video from Fox News on the subject) To this point the biggest business mistake ever made by Mark Cuban was trading Steve Nash. This one dwarfs that astounding move.File THIS under the heading; I can’t get enough attention owning an NBA team, owning interests in numerous […]

New Blog; Firefighters For Giuliani

I posted a few days back my intentions to support Rudy Giuliani for President. Today I initiated a blog Firefighters For Giuliani. I am accepting links for exchange from firefighters or family members of firefighters who want their site associated with the Rudy Giuliani Presidential campaign effort.Normally an apolitical sort I was moved by the […]

N.C. Boy Scout Michael Auberry Found Safe

Job well done by the volunteer squads including volunteer firefighters from departments like NWFD Station 21. According to their dispatch they had volunteers on the line helping throughout!Well done.

The Reading List

I’m currently reading Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel. Brigitte is intimately qualified to warn the U.S.A and the West of the intentions of radical Islam. Her story of an idyllic childhood in Lebanon shattered at age 10 by a war between Christians and Muslims is chilling. Brigitte […]

Windy Ridge Fire Updates

Official fire information site Orange County Fire Authority * An O.C. photographer snapped a great picture of the fire here.* A family in the evacuation zone blogs from their perspective.* Weather is expected to be hotter on tomorrow with humidity predicted to be 4%.

Windy Ridge Fire Kicks Off Fire Season In California

A car fire turned quickly into a wildland fire in Anaheim Hills in Orange County today. Helped by temperatures in the mid 90s and pushed by sustained onshore winds of 40 mph the fire made for quite a challenge for firefighters. Fox News has broadcasted live footage from local television feeds for most of the […]

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