Archive for October2009

Monopoly Firefighters Edition is Family Fun

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The family sat down last Saturday night for a game of Monopoly. We hadn’t played the game together for some time so with our oldest son home from college for the weekend we grabbed the opportunity. Going in the family knew it would be tough to beat Dad but they were determined to give it […]

H1N1 "Swine Flu" Takes Center Stage as Obama Declares a National Emergency

The White House has determined the H1N1 swine flu epidemic to be a National Emergency

2003 'Old Fire' Arsonist Tracked Down, Charged With Murder

Man arrested, charged with murder in connection with the 2003 Old Fire.

Forest Fire Funds Back Where It Belongs

U.S. Senate overrules Obama administration’s diversion of forest fire funds to D.C. parks

Wildfire Assault On Queensland Australia's Central Coast

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Residents of the central coast of Queensland Australia are confronting what long time residents are calling the worst fire conditions in memory.  ABC Australia reports. (video included in link) The image below is a satellite visualization of the fires burning along the Queensland coast October 17. The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service reported that fire […]

Australia Bushfire Season Begins With a Line Of Duty Death

A New South Wales Fire Brigade firefighter collapsed and died during fire suppression activities near the resort colony of Fingal Bay, two hours South of Sydney. AAP 7 News has the story. NSWFB Commissioner Greg Mullins paid tribute to the firefighter…. “Firefighters are men and women who are dedicated to saving life and property – […]

President Employs Diplomacy to End Wildfire

Obama To Enter Diplomatic Talks With Raging Wildfire

West Coast Storm May Trigger Slides

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Remnants of a typhoon that blasted Japan last week is approaching the California coast today and should impact the state through into the weekend. Especially vulnerable are communities downstream from areas that burned this Summer. Some of the communities in danger include Altadena, Montrose, La Crescenta, La Canada, Sylmar, Davenport, Fillmore and Oak Glen. Parts […]

Wrightwood Evacuated as Sheep Fire Advances

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Update: The threat to the town of Wrightwood has been diminished. Winds subsided and firefighters have been conducting firing operations just east of the town. Air ops was just overheard on the scanner telling operations the fire looks “comfortable”’s helicopter is having trouble finding live flame to film on the western head of this fire. […]