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Windy May Drying Out the Golden State, High Sierra's Snow Packed

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Persistent, strong spring winds have been drying taller and heavier than usual grasses and lowland brush in California.  El Nino rains brought tall grass and thicker than normal brush to California and the West.

Oakland Police Shoot Confused Fawn in Residential Backyard

“Polices spokesperson said there were many children in the area, and the officers decided the deer was a threat to public safety..”

2010 Canadian-American Police-Fire Games this August 15-22

One hundred police and fire agencies from eight countries have already signed on for the 2010 Canadian-American Police-Fire Games set for mid August in Dublin Ohio.

Sears Stores Discount for Firefighters Saturday April 17

As part of Sears “Salute To Heroes” sales promotional the company will offer a 10% discount tomorrow April 17 to police, firefighters, military, veterans and hospital staff at Sears stores nationwide. Details here!

Mexico/SoCal Quake, Amazing Video

Pretty amazing visual of dust shaken from mountains ringing the Coachella Valley north of the Mexican border.

Thermo-Gel and Absolute Fire Solutions Team Up On Initial Attack


Harrier "Jump Jet" Replacement

Not having anything to do with wildland firefighting but noteworthy by the coolness if it.

Cal Fire Hiring Seasonal Firefighters for 2010

Cal Fire Hiring Seasonal Firefighters for 2010

Kaplan Continuing Education Offering Fire and EMS Division

Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE) has launched a Fire & Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division with the assistance of Florida Professional Firefighters Medical Director and former National Paramedic Institute president Dr. Steven Katz. Kaplan’s online continuing education courses offer EMT CEUs online for students recertifying their state certifications. The new division was created to provide established […]

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 […]

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