Archive for September2007

Cal Fire Hiring Firefighters and Fire Apparatus Engineers

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Want to become a member of the greatest wildland firefighting force in the world? Job listings for Firefighter Job listing for Fire Apparatus Engineer Final filing date: November 8, 2007

Halo 3 Has Invaded My Front Room

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My two teenagers are video game fanatics. My high school junior has waited for the release of Halo 3 since the release of Halo 2 so Tuesday was a big day in our house. Since I don’t play video games the significance of the day was lost on me. My motto is as long as […]

Sponsor Seeking A Worthy Cause

Firefighter Blog is honored to welcome Ahern & Brucker Fine jewelryas a sponsor. Ahern & Brucker Fine jewelry is producing a limited edition Firefighter ring seen here and in the image below as well as on the sidebar. As you see in the graphic 10% of sales will go to charities that support firefighters. Ahern […]

Another Vanity Post?

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A couple of weeks ago I responded to an interview request from Blog Interviewer. Flattered of course, I hammered out some answers in the digital interview form, sent it off and today they posted my interview. Thank you

Butler II Fire Contained

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The way this potentially disastrous incident was doused should act as a case study in wildland firefighting. CDF/Cal Fire and responding agencies at their best! From CDF / Cal Fire * Last Updated: September 20, 2007 7:00 am * Date/Time Started: September 14, 2007 1:51 pm * Administrative Unit: San Bernandino National Forest * County: […]

"Fusee" Frank Wildland Firefighter Topics

Direct from firefighters who battled the current blazes in Idaho the guys at Fusee hold nothing back as they discuss the Cascade Complex Wildfire, the ICP burn-by (burn over) and the efforts to save the small community of Yellow Pine. The essential point made in the Idaho fires related series of blog posts is why […]

Butler II Fire, Snow Possible Later In Week

I finally found a scanner link to air and ground nets for the Butler 2 Fire. Containment is at 53% and revised acreage is around 14,000. 2,400 firefighters are assigned but the main actors on this show is air attack and their cast.These experienced pilots worked together to choke out the fire before it could […]

Cascade Complex; What Happens In The Forest

………stays in the forest? admin. posted the text of the official report of the Cascade Complex ICP burn over on August 12. It’s a great read, what it says in part;“On the afternoon of August 12th 2007, two individuals funded through a wildland fire resource order were moving roll-on garbage dumpsters from a spike […]

Butler 2 Fire Tanker 492 Down, NO INJURIES

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The scanner transcription from Rim Of The World included in the last 30 minutes; 1:12 PM “{pilot} “just had a engine failure, over the lake, going to put it in the field”; {another broadcast} “I think we just had an engine failure in one of the SEATS” 1:21 PM “Tanker 492; no apparent injuries” 1:25 […]

Butler II Fire Crews Facing Wind Challenges Today

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Butler II Fire perimeter map (From Butler II ICP) The graph below is from an experimental wind model run by U.C. Santa Barbara in concert with NASA. The model predicts winds at 20 MPH this evening. Fire Location; Latitude and Longitude Lat: 34° 15´ 18″ Long: 116° 59´ 59″ Wind graph UCSB/NASACheck the transcribed scanner […]

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