Waldo Canyon Fire — Links/Resources/Views

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RadioReference is monitoring all emergency frequencies in the county with Waldo dominating traffic. Good communication between air ops and operations.

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.

LODD, Two Pilots Killed In Tanker Crash In Utah

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KCSG.com reportst he aircraft pilots were Captain Todd Neal Tompkins, 48 and First Officer Ronnie Edwin Chambless, 40 both of Boise, Idaho, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Cal Fire's Wildfire Season Preparedness Primer

Cal Fire points us to Ready For Wildfire, an informational program to educate potential fire victims in the wildland-urban interface.

Detroit Fire Commissioner – Let Some Buildings Burn To The Ground

I might take the policy a step further. Put the 10,000 abandoned homes designated for demolition on a list and have the fire department identify all the structures on the list that could be burned safely.

Ads On Fire Engines?

If the advertiser can promise a percentage of profits gained from the campaign back to the city – designated directly back to the fire department as well as the money from the ads then why not?

"The Noodle" Should Get The Can. 'Disabled' L.A. Firefighter Moonlighting As MMA Fighter

L.A. city firefighter Rafael Davis was caught moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter, under the name “The Noodle:
The 35-year-old was arrested at his Lomita home at 9 a.m. this morning on suspicion of insurance fraud

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