Archive for March2008

Revisiting Hyperion; The World's Tallest Tree

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Awhile back I pointed to the World’s tallest tree, named Hyperion. A recent comment on that post by Oregon Arborist Mario D. Vaden re-opened the subject. Vaden’s Grove of Titans website offers great photos, links and general information about these magnificent giants. One link points readers to the a video of forest professionals climbing Hyperion. […]

McCain & Firefighters

Firefighters will be better served by McCain. He is from Arizona and maintains a ranch in rural Sedona. No doubt his property has been threatened more than once by wildfire. He was a pilot and relied on fire crews as he took off and landed from his aircraft carrier. As a young pilot he experienced […]

Firefighter Blog Around The World

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I love maps, I especially like the map of the world that shows where visitors to this blog come from. Communist countries like North Korea, Cuba, China and Russia don’t send many viewers because most limit internet use. Some utopia huh?The one reader from Mongolia who surfed through, the four or five visitors from Siberia, […]

Firefighter Blogs, Gadgets, Spring Forward

Firefighter Blog readers may have noticed the chat gizmo on the upper right of the sidebar. Google is forever coming up with innovations and this one has already proved useful.For instance, the other night I was notified via a polite beep that someone was shooting me a chat message from the blog. Turns out it […]

Eco Terrorists Putting Firefighters At Risk

See the video here of the work of eco-terrorists in an upscale neighborhood near Seattle. Uninformed dropouts trying to save the world. How abut that? These criminals don’t give a damn about first responders. When they are apprehended the justice system should lay the hammer down on these punks. According to this news account of […]