Archive for April2007

Already Excited About Football

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Photo AP Via Yahoo My Forty Niners are poised for a playoff season and I can’t wait for the season to begin. I like baseball but this year is tainted by Barry Bonds and his giant steroid head closing in on Hank Aaron’s home run title. Lately baseball has become a league full of crybabies […]

Give A Seat To Junior Fire Personnel

Harry R. Carter while sitting in the lobby of the Washington Hilton pondered why more young people are not a part of events like the Congressional Fire Service Caucus Dinner, the function he is attending.Mr. Carter and his friend Jack Peltier are troubled that fewer younger fire service personnel are seen at events like the […]

Warning: Latest High For Kids…"Dusting"

The story below came to me in a chain email and I decided to post it verbatim. Latest Drug in Middle School – Dusting ‘Dusting’ “First, I’m going to tell you a little about me and my family. My nameis Jeff. I am a Police Officer for a city which is known nationwide forit’s crime […]

ClustrMaps Widget

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Regular readers may have noticed the ClustrMaps widget on the sidebar. It’s kind of fun to see where people hit this blog from. I’m most surprised at visits from Eastern Europe. It all adds to making this blog effort fun. Nearly half the visitors to Firefighter Blog come from search results of indexed posts and […]

Okefenokee Burning, Where's The Media?

Wildfire has burned 55,000 acres of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The acreage represents more than 10% of total land area of the refuge. What I find interesting about the coverage is the lack of journalistic effort put forth by traditional media. Take a look at the news search results for the incident. On Google […]

Firefighting Among Most Satisfying Professions

From Space.com via Yahoo! Top 4 on the list of most satisfying jobs; Clergy—87 percent percent Firefighters—80 percent percent Physical therapists—78 percent percent Authors—74 percent Special education teachers—70 percent

May 6th Will be Historic In A Sense

At Three minutes and Four seconds after 2 AM on the 6th of May This year, the time and date will be 02:03:04 05/06/07. This will not happen again in our lifetime. (for once a chain email brought me something interesting)

CDF Now Called Cal Fire…… WTF?

It’s explained here. I don’t get it and I don’t care for it. Come to think of it I didn’t like it when they changed from “California Department of Forestry” to “California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection”. I am 100% confident they did not consult permanent employees of the department before either was put […]

Distinguished Career Ends Abruptly

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On April 12 Chief Bryan Zellnor of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection lost his life in an on duty auto accident.His career path was textbook CDF as his assignments spanned the State from North to South with stops in between. Bryan started as a sleeper firefighter in Butte County Seasonal firefighter CDF […]

Bird Flu Resource Pages From IAFF

I see bird flu mentioned on occassion on Internet based and TV news now and then but the threat has taken a backseat to politics and the life and times of drugged out Anna Nicole Smith. Thankfully it has not gone off the radar of the IAFF. I received this email today. From IAFF email […]

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