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"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.

Colorado On Fire

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The High Park Fire burning on the outskirts of Fort Carson has already claimed 248 homes. The Waldo Canyon Fire burning above Colorado Springs has forced the evacuation of thousands.

Yosemite DNC Fire On Duty (photo essay)

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Yosemite DNC Fire Captains Giles and Rosenbloom stand ready for an incoming medevac chopper.

Guest Post – Fire Alarms, Flame Resistant Clothing, Escape Routes

Submitted by Stephanie Fehrmann; Westex Firefighters across the nation take extra measures to protect themselves against fire damage. They wear fire protective clothing made of flame retardant fabrics for the times they come in direct contact with flame or other fire igniting substances. They also stay up to date with all the laws and regulations […]

Severe Weather Alert For California – Red Flag Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings and Excessive Heat Warnings encompassing the majority of the state beginning today and ending early Wednesday

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