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Wallow Fire 311,000 Acres, Zero Containment, Command Disarray

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When you under man an incident of this size you are acceding to the will of the fire and asking more from the personnel on the ground than they can deliver

Wallow Fire (updated maps)

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Note in the updated GeoMac fire mapping software how the active fire is burning on all fronts…

Tragedy In Chicago, Two Firefighters Dead In Building Collapse

Two Chicago Fire Department firefighters, Edward Stringer and Cory Ankum died in the line of duty today in a building collapse in a warehouse blaze.

This Is Christmas Spirit

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Fire truck lights! from 10jopi on Vimeo.

Help Little Juliann Get a Proper Start

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Juliann McDowell is not born yet but when she arrives near Christmas she will need the care of pediatric cardiologists. Little Juliann will need one or more open heart surgeries to correct a heart defect..

South Fulton Fire Department – You Pay or We Don't Play!

Almost every little boy wants to be a firefighter at some point in their childhood. Why? Because firefighters get to help people and drive cool trucks, they are looked up to. Everyone speaks highly of firefighters and who wouldn’t want to be in that company for a living. The boys in South Fulton in Obion County Tennessee must see firefighting a little differently. Read for yourself;

Seidio Says Thank You Firefighters

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Seidio, an industry leading name in premium smartphone accessory manufacturing has offered readers of Firefighter Blog a free smartphone case.

Not Your Grandpa's Boots, Black Diamond Fits Just Right

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Being retired I don’t need to wear boots day to day. Black Diamond Footwear asked me if I would take a pair of their boots for a test drive and I said why not. The boot is the X-Boot, Stock #0975 and out of the box it looks like this.

From the Inbox, Links and Points of Interest

One of the very cool things about operating this blog is the interesting information that appears in my inbox from time to time.

Lightning Ignites Wildfires In Northern Ontario, Smoke Affects Boston

There are 34 active fires in Ontario, bringing the season total to 388 with 7,448 hectares affected, well above the 10-year average for this time of year, the ministry says.

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