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Cal Fire Beefing Up For A Busy Fire Season

— CAL FIRE Increases Staffing As Fire Threat Expands – Additional Seasonal Firefighters Hired From Sacramento Foothills to LA Basin Sacramento – Despite recent rainfall, CAL FIRE continues to respond to a significant increase in wildfires across much of California. While March rain totals were higher than this winter, the rain has done little to […]

Rim Fire Links, Maps, Weather

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Rim Fire Update: Links, Maps, Weather

Rim Fire Moves Into Top Seven In California Wildland Fire History

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The Rim Fire passed the 1977 Marble Cone (Ventana Wilderness) incident to claim the spot as sixth largest wildfire in California history.

Huh? Forest Service Chief Blames Increased Wildfires on Human Caused Climate Change

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“Global Warming” has actually stopped or at least paused since 1998 which debunks Mr Tidwell’s assertion. Historical wildland fire charts dispel much of what Mr Tidwell clams as well.

"Hazardous Material" A Firefighter Mystery Novel by Kurt Kamm.

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The plot line takes form as Bucky’s unit is called to assist on a meth bust near his station in the California desert.
Players on both sides of the methanphetamine culture dominate the pages.

Pittsburgh Firefighters Sue Mack Trucks Inc Over Loud Sirens

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Four Pittsburgh firefighters are suing seven companies that manufacture fire trucks or sirens, claiming they’ve lost hearing due to the blaring sirens.

Coast Products Rapid Response Knife and LED Flashlight

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What I especially like about the HP14 is the slide focus that allows to you to refine or intensify the beam. The variable dim to bright option via the on/off button is a further bonus.

Book Review – "Hot Zone, Memoir Of A Professional Firefighter"

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“Hot Zone” is written by Retired Fire Chief Christopher Teale Howes who served for 31 years with Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue.

Guest Post – Forest Fire Mitigation in Indonesia

In Indonesia, with the world’s second largest area of rainforest, fires pose a threat to the
nation’s rich biodiversity, including endangered populations of tigers, elephants,
rhinoceros and orangutan.

Where Will The Next Big Fire In California Strike?

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The second area of concern is bounded by the 244,000 acre Basin Complex Fire of 2008 to the north and the 240,000 acre Zaca Fire of 2007 to the south. This area is mostly within the Los Padres National Forest from the southern Big Sur coast to just south of Solvang 175 miles to the south including Vandenberg Air Force Base. The community most at risk in this assessment is Cambria California.

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Mike Morales

Retired Cal Fire/CDF Fire Captain




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