Four Firefighters Shot, Two Killed In Webster New York

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Lt. Mike Chiapperini of the Webster Fire Department is confirmed deceased. Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka died as well.

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.

Telegraph – Al Qaeda Blamed For Wildfires In Europe

In linking al-Qaeda to the deadly wildfires, Mr Bortnikov pointed to calls to launch a “forest jihad” by various extremist websites which he said also publish detailed instructions about how and where to best carry out arson.

Shuttered Detroit Firehouses Stripped of Metal and Wire

At least a half-dozen fire stations across the city from Southwest Detroit to the near east side, including engine and ladder companies 33, 46 and 49, are now closed.

September 11, 2001 FDNY Firefighter Tommy Dunn Reports For Duty….

“September 11, 2001, 0000 hrs. FF Dunn relieves FF Jacobs on house watch dept., personal quarters, in good order.”

Video: U.S. Military Response During Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire

Introduced by Col. Oliver North Ret. USMC

Ponderosa Fire

The Ponderosa Fire is burning in Shasta and Tehama Counties west of Mt Lassen in Northern California. The immediate threat is to the communities of Shingletown, Manton and Viola.

FireIce

FireIce, A Geltech Solution is a remarkable product. Have a look at the demonstration below.

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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