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CDF Pilot and Chief Identified

Update to yesterdays post. SignonSanDiego writes; “The crash of the OV-10 airtactical plane sparked a three-acre wildfire near where firefighters battled the other blaze in the Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest, about 170 miles north of Los Angeles, said CDF spokeswoman Becki Redwine. The plane, which was surveilling the fire for ground crews, had no […]

New Tallest Tree, Hyperian 378 Feet Tall

Chron’s SFGate tells us today of a new “tallest tree”. “The Stratosphere Giant, the world’s reigning tallest living tree, seems to have lost its title — to not one but three contenders. Like the 370-foot Giant, the three trees are coast redwoods. They were discovered this summer in Redwood National Park near Eureka by a […]

Wanna Read Something Scary

First responders will surely be called upon to rescue and aid those who fall victim to islamofacist terror. This essay helps to remind us the threat is not going away. Thought provoking and chilling.

CDF Pilot Dies In Crash reports that two C.D.F. Firefighters died in a plane crash while responding to a fire in the Sierra’s East of Tulare California earlier today. “Springville, CA — Flags are at half mast at California Department of Forestry stations statewide as firefighters mourn the loss of two of their own. San Andreas CDF Assistant Chief […]

Montana Fire Reminds Of Great Fire of 1910 brings us a reminder of the “Great Fire of 1910” as part of their coverage of the Derby Mountain Fire. “..runs of more than 50,000 acres, fire brands thrown 10 miles from the flame front, turbulence of up to 80 mph, burns — where the fire entered a natural crucible — equivalent to a […]

Links Mentioned In President's Speech Today

In a speech to the Military Officer’s Association today President Bush pointed us to this site at On that page you’ll find the link to Today’s Terrorist Enemy that defines our enemy.

Fire Decimates Greek Villages

Wildfire ravaged several vilages in Halkidiki, northern Greece forcing villagers and tourists to seek refuge on the beach where two died. “At its peak, the fire spread over 25 kilometers and ravaged the village resorts of Polichroni, Hanioti, Pefkohori, Nea Skioni and Kryopigi as thick black smoke covered the area. The blaze forced thousands of […]

Incompetent, Near Senile Judge Helps Terrorists

Susan Olasky of writes, “Democrats like Harry Reid were thrilled when Judge Anna Diggs Taylor found unconstitutional the NSA’s use of secret wiretaps. The New York Times initially editorialized about the “careful, thoroughly grounded opinion,”, but today the Times reports that legal scholars on both sides of the issue believe the opinion “overlooked important […]

343, Never Forget

Surfing the net this morning I ran accross the Illinois Family Institute which happens to have an image of the Twin Towers under attack. It made me reflect on how horrible the events of that day were and what a sacrifice FDNY made that day.It also made me re-read Tommy Dunn’s story of that terrible […]

Harris Poll: Firefighter Most Prestigious Occupation

Media Post Blog quotes findings made by Harris Interactive; “According to the results of the annual Harris Poll measuring public perceptions of 23 professions and occupations, firefighters, doctors, and nurses are seen as prestigious occupations by U.S. adults, while business executives, stockbrokers and real estate agents are at the opposite end of the spectrum. And […]

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