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  • Who do you think you are?

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    Jed Hyland
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I recently sat down and had coffee with a probationary firefighter to set him up with a training officer and discuss our expectations for the coming year. During this conversation I was hit by a question that’s been haunting my subconscious for years.  I began the meeting by asking our new Probie a few boiler plate questions: “What did you do before you decided to become a firefighter? Any related experience? Do you have family in our profession? Married? Kids?” like that, trying to get a feel for the guy.  Then I asked him what he thought of our cadet training program. This is a…
  • It Changes Us

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    The Fire Critic
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    It is what we see, hear, smell, feel, and touch on calls that shape our thoughts and feelings. Those same thoughts and feelings that may have not changed in years. After horrific calls, we are left with these experiences, changing feelings, and new thoughts towards life, death and everything in between.
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with 50 Degrees

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    Jenna
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:19 pm
    I’m a parent. I have lots of rules. Some make sense. Some don’t. One of my most important rules states, “Don’t waste a 50 degree day in January.” So when it hit 52 degrees while I was out running errands this past Saturday, I instructed the boys to put on shoes and their new bike helmets as soon as I arrived home. And out we went. LittleBrother received a new “big” bike from Santa for Christmas as he learned to ride without training wheels over the summer. Two years ago, BigBrother also received a bike for Christmas from Santa. It’s funny the…
  • Dog Missing for Months Is Rescued Amid Snowstorm

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Burt, a gray whippet who disappeared from his Harlem home, was discovered months later and miles away by a resourceful Fire Department lieutenant.
  • $60M lawsuit filed in Indian Hill mansion fire - Cincinnati.com

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    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Cincinnati.com$60M lawsuit filed in Indian Hill mansion fireCincinnati.comThe owners of an Indian Hill mansion that burned to the ground last year are suing their insurance company for almost $60 million, according to court documents. Homeowners Jeffrey and Maria Decker filed the lawsuit earlier this month, stating in court ...Indian Hill couple files $60M suit against insurance company after fireWLWT CincinnatiOwners of Ohio mansion destroyed by fire sue insurerWLKY Louisvilleall 37 news articles »
 
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  • $60M lawsuit filed in Indian Hill mansion fire - Cincinnati.com

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Cincinnati.com$60M lawsuit filed in Indian Hill mansion fireCincinnati.comThe owners of an Indian Hill mansion that burned to the ground last year are suing their insurance company for almost $60 million, according to court documents. Homeowners Jeffrey and Maria Decker filed the lawsuit earlier this month, stating in court ...Indian Hill couple files $60M suit against insurance company after fireWLWT CincinnatiOwners of Ohio mansion destroyed by fire sue insurerWLKY Louisvilleall 37 news articles »
  • Report: Cause of Annapolis mansion fire identified - WTOP

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    WTOPReport: Cause of Annapolis mansion fire identifiedWTOPWASHINGTON – ABC7 is reporting that the source of an Annapolis mansion fire has been identified along with the causes of death of the six family members found inside. A source tells ABC7's Brad Bell that lights on a Christmas tree started the fire and Dry Christmas tree likely fueled Annapolis mansion fire that killed sixWashington PostXmas tree lights blamed for deadly Annapolis mansion fireWashington TimesDeadly Annapolis mansion fire caused accidently, ignited by Christmas treeWJLAWBAL Baltimore -NBC4 Washington -New…
  • Source: Christmas tree blamed in Annapolis mansion fire - CapitalGazette.com

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    CapitalGazette.comSource: Christmas tree blamed in Annapolis mansion fireCapitalGazette.comInvestigators believe a Christmas tree was to blame for the fire in an Annapolis mansion that killed six people last week, a source told The Capital on Wednesday. The source, who asked not to be identified, declined to reveal any details. A 4 p.m. news ...Family 'relieved' after bodies recovered from site of fireWTOPAnnapolis mansion fire: Family 'relieved' bodies recovered, investigators WJLAPainstaking search for six bodies after an Annapolis mansion fire is finally overWashington…
  • Fire causes $500K damage at Portland Freightliner plant - kgw.com

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    kgw.comFire causes $500K damage at Portland Freightliner plantkgw.comFirefighters were called just before 8 a.m. to the fire inside the plant at 6936 N Fathom Street. The fire started when sparks reached flammable liquid in a spray paint booth and spread to the building's roof, according to Portland Fire & Rescue Fire at Western Star spreads into factory's ceiling; 700 evacuatedOregonLive.comAerosol fire forces Western Star evacuationKOIN.comFire in paint booth at Western Star Trucks manufacturingKATUall 15 news articles »
  • Shelby Fires Entire Volunteer Fire Dept. - WOWT

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    WOWTShelby Fires Entire Volunteer Fire Dept.WOWTThe Shelby Fire Department is worried about the town's safety after it says, the city fired all of its volunteers. Robert Hall, one volunteer firefighter who was let go, says, "“There's been an ongoing dispute over some fundraising money of ours that and more »
 
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  • Santa Ana Winds Stoke Ontario Mulch Fire Hampered Fight #CAFire

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Gusting Winds Hamper Ontario Green waste Mulch Pile FireOntario Firefighters battled a stubborn fire fueled by strong Santa Ana winds on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.Photo Credit ABCThe smoke residents in Yorba Linda are smelling is from the vegetation fire in Ontario. There are currently no fires burning in OC.— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) January 25, 2015Update 0700 1-25: The where the fire started lost a small hay barn and two small sheds, It was still burning at 7 a.m., though winds had died down and firefighters had contained the fire, according to Ontario Fire Department deputy chief…
  • Kern River District Prescribed Fire 1,000 acres #CAFire

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Kern River District Prescribed BurnsIncident OverviewKern River Ranger District Fire Management personnel have implemented hazardous fuel reduction projects on three mountaintops surrounding the Kern River Valley. Two of the projects, initiated in 2013, are in the second phase.The projects are located in the mountains of Greenhorn, Piutes and Breckenridge. All projects are on forest land adjacent to communities dense with high amounts of hazardous fuels. Fuel reduction activities on the projects will have beneficial impacts on health and public safety in the project areas by reducing the…
  • Auburn: Loss Of SAFER Grant Money Reduces Response Capability #CAFire

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    Overlapping emergency calls spur concernStaffing shifts build reliance on use of outside agenciesOverlapping emergency calls have been a thorn in the side of the Auburn Fire Department in the first weeks of 2015 as crews attempt to meet public need under new staffing conditions.The loss of federal grant funding for five temporary firefighters, coupled with the city’s inability to afford all of the positions on its own, have raised concerns within the department about the personnel and equipment available during emergencies.While the city was able to retain two of the firefighters with a…
  • CAL FIRE Cleans Up Fire Academy Mess Amid CHP Sex Probe #CAFire

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Two Cal Fire workers fired, one resigns, 13 others disciplined in Ione academy probe The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Wednesday fired two firefighters, accepted the resignation of a third and said it would discipline 13 others in connection with evidence of dishonesty, misuse of state equipment and other policy violations uncovered during a $2 million probe of allegations of misconduct leveled at the fire academy in Ione.Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article7889088.html#storylink=cpyThe investigation of misconduct at the Cal Fire Academy in…
  • Sacramento: Small Fire Under Investigation at Governor's Mansion Park

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Small Fire Under Investigation at Governor's Mansion ParkCAL FIRE Asking Public’s Help with InformationSacramento - Following a small fire on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, CAL FIRE- Office of the State Fire Marshal investigators are looking into how the fire started. Photo of small metal hand cart with charred debris from fireAround 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, a California State Park ranger discovered a small extinguished fire next to the carriage house.Several fire investigators from CAL FIRE-Office of the State Fire Marshal were…
 
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    Firerescue1 Tips

  • High-voltage headlight risks

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Do not stand in front of HID lights, or any headlights for that matter, to ensure that you are not in the danger zone of these potential lethal hazards.
  • Make an isolation zone

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    This zone acts as a buffer zone between the situation and the general public.
  • Wear PPE, SCBA on all car fires

    14 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    There are many videos out there showing firefighters fighting car fires without the proper PPE — do not be one of them.
  • Use the ERG with all intermodal container incidents

    7 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    When encountering a container such as this, use the Emergency Response Guidebook to help you deal with the container.
  • Check the strut straps

    30 Dec 2014 | 11:04 pm
    These tools work with webbing straps to secure the base of the strut to either the vehicle or to another strut.
 
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  • Station House Retreat

    Peggy Sweeney
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Station House Retreat to open February 2! Station House Retreat is a treatment facility exclusively for first responders located in south Florida. We will begin accepting first responders who are coping with an addiction on Monday, February 2. If you, or someone you know, are in need of help please contact us. Your call is confidential. Don Prince 855.525.4357donprince@stationhouseretreat.com Peggy Sweeney 830.377.7389psweeney@stationhouseretreat.com
  • Water + molten steel = Massive steam explosion

    Ben Peetz
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    When it comes to facilities handling molten steel and similar substances, firefighters must understand the implications of adding water during any fire suppression activities. While the event described here was not directly related to an emergency response, this is an excellent example of what can result when water comes in contact with a high-temperature, high-density substance — which in turn, flash boils the water into a massive steam cloud. The expansion of the water into steam rapidly fills an area and can cause an explosion if contained within a compartment. This is also why you will…
  • So I am seeking some guidance. I've been in the emergency service career for 17 years this year. I have worked as a career firefighter or medic most of that. I just recently (a little over a year ago…

    Tony Frazier
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    So I am seeking some guidance. I've been in the emergency service career for 17 years this year. I have worked as a career firefighter or medic most of that. I just recently (a little over a year ago) became a certified law enforcement officer and been doing that since. I'm at a turning point in my life and need to settle in to a career. I'm torn on what to do. Any positive advise will be helpful.
  • SHARED BLACK EYE - January Magazine Editorial Cartoon

    Paul Combs - Editorial Caroonist
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    So you think your actions don't effect us all in the public's eye? Think again! Click link below to see more of Paul's work or to buy prints: http://www.artstudioseven.com/page-LE_Prints.htm .
  • My Take Away From 2014

    Jason Hoevelmann
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Since the end of 2014, I have been reading and listening to year end thoughts and data related to the fire service. There has been discussion on types of calls, near misses and, of course, line of duty deaths. Numbers are broken down and categorized for each type of injury or death that is fire service related and then scrutinized. In many cases these are supposed to be used as lessons and to determine the effectiveness of different messages from different mediums about the prevention of listed injuries and deaths. The number that was standing out and that created immediate debate from many…
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • Tisova Fire Tests - Week 1

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:24 am
    The setting for the Tisova fire tests could not be more picturesque, cool crisp winter days near a river in the western province of Carlsbad, on an old coal processing site. Over the past week you would have found a small band of academics making holes in floors, ceilings, walls, and beams in one of the buildings located on this site 25 minutes to the west of Karlovy Vary (where we are staying).  Whilst this is a lot of fun, it is all in the name of research.  Karlovy Vary at night from our apartmentThe aim: To understand the structural effects of a travelling fire on concrete…
  • International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering

    2 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    The application forms for the new intake of students in the International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE), are available online for a few more weeks!Submission deadline: 9 January 2015 for scholarship applicants and 30 April 2015 for self-sponsored applicants.The programme runs between September 2015 and June 2017.To the application forms!: http://www.imfse.ugent.be/index.asp?p=620&a=620
  • Indexing Day at the Edinburgh Fire Group

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    For over five years, the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at The University of Edinburgh has been taking forward the Edinburgh Fire Digital Preservation Project. This project comprises the cataloguing, indexing and scanning of some 40.000 documents which originally belonged to the BRE Fire Research Archive.Back in 2009, the Archive was relocated from its initial location at the BRE headquarters in Watford to the top floor of the structures lab in King’s Buildings, Edinburgh…a monumental effort! The overall objective of the project is to make the Archive’s…
  • Bang goes the Borders: Science Festival

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Dr Carvel, ready to begin.Saturday 20th September 2014 was the fourth "Bang goes the Borders" science festival, held at St Mary's School in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders. Each year the festival hosts researchers and scientists from several universities, schools and companies who present a variety of hands-on experiments, workshops and some demonstration experiments. Universities present included Heriot-Watt University (one of the event sponsors), University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University, and Glasgow University. Glasgow Science Centre were there too.For the first time, a member of the…
  • Concrete in Fire Forum, Autumn 2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    The BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering is happy to announce that next installment of the Concrete in Fire Forum, in conjunction with The Concrete Society, will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh.When: 10.30 am Monday 17th November 2014 (we will finish around 4pm)Where: Seminar room, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC), University of Edinburgh, Erskine Williamson Building, The King's Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom              …
 
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  • Zu Zu Man

    Warren Cersley
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    ZU ZU MAN “When I glance in the mirror of my career success and leadership, the reflection I see always has me standing behind those I could trust and those who trusted me.” Me When I write and speak about leadership, motivation, teamwork and organizational success the discussion usually moves quickly to trust. When I ask “What is right”and“What needs attention” I often hear about a group of people with team pride and a will to serve who live their day to day with poor communications, micromanagement, and low morale and them against us attitudes. I attribute much of these “need…
  • JUST LADDERS?

    Paul Combs
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Placing a ladder during an incident is not the time to wish you would’ve trained more on ladders! It’s a simple tool, but one of the most important tools on your rig. So many tactical and safety factors are based on you being proficient with this large, heavy, and cumbersome piece of equipment. In fact, the lives of your fellow brothers and sisters, and the lives of the public we are sworn to protect, hinge on you knowing what, when, and where to place your ladders. Anybody who has participated in my BFD Academy classes knows how serious I am about ladder use and tactics.It’s not an…
  • Narrowing The Divide

    P.J. Norwood
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    The fire service is full of debates and animated conversations the same way it was long before we all started riding the big shiny trucks. Many of these debates will outlast all of us. Some of these debates will be put to bed but new ones will emerge. This is all part of a cycle where we learn new things and then begin to apply them to the changing fireground. Sean Gray and I have been accused of creating a divide between the “sides” of fire attack. This blog is not being written to further drive the wedge of divide, it is being written to help those that don’t know which “side” to…
  • Who do you think you are?

    Jed Hyland
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I recently sat down and had coffee with a probationary firefighter to set him up with a training officer and discuss our expectations for the coming year. During this conversation I was hit by a question that’s been haunting my subconscious for years.  I began the meeting by asking our new Probie a few boiler plate questions: “What did you do before you decided to become a firefighter? Any related experience? Do you have family in our profession? Married? Kids?” like that, trying to get a feel for the guy.  Then I asked him what he thought of our cadet training program. This is a…
  • Water + molten steel = Massive steam explosion

    Ben Peetz
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    When it comes to facilities handling molten steel and similar substances, firefighters must understand the implications of adding water during any fire suppression activities. While the event described here was not directly related to an emergency response, this is an excellent example of what can result when water comes in contact with a high-temperature, high-density substance — which in turn, flash boils the water into a massive steam cloud. The expansion of the water into steam rapidly fills an area and can cause an explosion if contained within a compartment. This is also why you will…
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  • UMMMMMMMM???????

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
     " you see a firefighter attempting to move a flaming canister away from the house"WE REALLY DON'T THINK THIS IS THE BEST IDEA IN THE WORLD!SUGGESTION: When at all possible, leave the burning canister in place and protect exposures (including people!) while extinguishing the fire. Moving it greatly increases the risk of spreading the fire and endangering crews unnecessarily....
  • FB Down? Call 9-1-1 !

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Following a surprising amount of phone calls to emergency services last night, East Bay dispatchers are requesting that local residents stop calling in to complain about social media networks becoming temporarily unavailable. Claycord.com reports that following a brief Instagram outage, Facebook also went down, causing panic among several residents. Facebook’s outage was reportedly caused by an internal glitch, but nevertheless raised concern in the East Bay, prompting five people to call in to ask when the sites would be back online. “Our lines are [sic] dedicated to handle life and death…
  • ARE YOU A "FAN" OF POSITIVE PRESSURE?

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
     We have always looked at PPV as another tool-used based upon conditions, in coordination with companies operating and only ordered by command.    UL is now testing positive pressure ventilation....and HERE are excerpts from an article on ABC7 Chicago.com (entire article link and VIDEO below) about fire fighting testing at Underwriters Laboratories: Researchers at Underwriters Laboratories in Northbrook [monitor] the oxygen levels and temperatures [in a controlled burn] … to reduce the number of people killed in blazes.  About 150 sensors are strategically placed…
  • FIREFIGHTER CLOSE CALL UPDATE: Video from Phoenix Shows FF Thru The Roof:

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    As we posted Saturday, Phoenix had a CLOSE CALL when some members were caught in some vented fire. The video shows one of those firefighters falling off the roof to the ground as well as the fire conditions following the venting. Check it out HERE: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/clip/11066799/phoenix-firefighter-suffers-burn-falls-from-burning-home-during-early-morning-blaze...
  • Toledo: Rembrng/Listening, FF-Vented Fire, Are You a Positive Pressure Fan? (The Secret List)

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    All, It was one year ago today that Toledo Fire Rescue FF Pvts. James “Jamie” Dickman and Stephen Machcinski’s were killed in the Line of Duty in an apartment over commercial structure fire, later determined to be arson. The department and NIOSH report are still pending. PLEASE be sure to listen (and share) the audio link below. Abou-Arab, 62,  is being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $5.85 million bond. He is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, each with death penalty specifications; two counts of murder; eight counts of aggravated arson, and…
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  • WARNING…. FLAME FEST SPOILER ALERT!

    The Fire Critic
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    I cannot wait for this years Flame Fest. My wife and I are looking forward to another getaway! We get to get away from all the hustle and bustle, the kids enjoy time with grandparents (hopefully), and we get to enjoy quality time alone as well as time with great firefighters and their wives/girlfriends from all over. Come join us at Flame Fest 2015 in June!
  • It Changes Us

    The Fire Critic
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    It is what we see, hear, smell, feel, and touch on calls that shape our thoughts and feelings. Those same thoughts and feelings that may have not changed in years. After horrific calls, we are left with these experiences, changing feelings, and new thoughts towards life, death and everything in between.
  • Watch From Multiple Helmet Cam Views as Firefighters Rescue Man at Apartment Fire

    The Fire Critic
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Ladder rescues can be very dangerous to not only the victim but also for the firefighters. Aerial rescue is not always possible, as seen in this video. These firefighters buy a little extra time in rescuing this victim and the route to safety ends up being the safest of all possibly. Great edit, great video, and great job!
  • Helmet Cam: Garage Fire in Northumberland, PA

    The Fire Critic
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Mutual aid working garage fire in the borough of Northumberland, PA. We arrived with 6 on the Tower (542) and immediately went to work assisting the engine crew.
  • Video: This is why we chock wheels at car fires.

    The Fire Critic
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Watching videos of burning cars ghostriding before or after firefighters show up on scene is the reason why I chock the wheels of burning cars. This video is another great example.
 
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  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Tired Brothers

    Jenna
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    The night before, BigBrother opened the door to the second bedroom in our suite well after he should have fallen asleep. In fact, I should have already climbed in bed and headed off to Snoozetown as well. “I can’t sleeeeeep,” he whined at me. I understood. The excitement of seeing their sister built all week long, only to be followed by a long car ride and only 15 minutes with her before everyone needed to get ready for bed. He knew the next day would bring lots of time together, and his little, excited heart and brain went into overdrive with the thought of it all. Me too.
  • That’s Not How Any of This Works

    Jenna
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    “Mommy, can Munchkin live with us now?” He stood just outside the master bedroom in our suite at the hotel just miles from his sister’s house. His big brown eyes looked at me with no hint of mischief. Instead they oozed absolute sincerity. He didn’t ask as a joke or with malice; he asked because he honestly wanted his sister to live in our home. In the few seconds that passed between his words and mine, my soul died a little more. Every time this happens in some form or fashion, I feel a heavy burden of guilt for the loss I placed upon my sons. No, I didn’t know…
  • Cooler Than You

    Jenna
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:41 pm
    She’s been playing guitar and singing with School of Rock for quite some time. After my important life-lesson on 90s music, she chose The Best of the 90s show this fall. She performed in the show today. She sang lead vocals on “Buddy Holly” by Weezer, “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis, and “Meet Virginia” by Train. She sang back-up vocals on “Under the Bridge” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. She played electric guitar on “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows, “Only Wanna Be With You” by Hootie and the Blowfish,…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with 50 Degrees

    Jenna
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:19 pm
    I’m a parent. I have lots of rules. Some make sense. Some don’t. One of my most important rules states, “Don’t waste a 50 degree day in January.” So when it hit 52 degrees while I was out running errands this past Saturday, I instructed the boys to put on shoes and their new bike helmets as soon as I arrived home. And out we went. LittleBrother received a new “big” bike from Santa for Christmas as he learned to ride without training wheels over the summer. Two years ago, BigBrother also received a bike for Christmas from Santa. It’s funny the…
  • Embrace the Hill Again

    Jenna
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    I’m still not training just yet, so I’m still running what I want to run. And the other day, I wanted to run hills. Which is crazy, right? (Answer: Right!) Less than a half mile from my house, the Perfect Hill exists. Once upon a 2012 and a 2013, I didn’t find the hill to be so perfect. Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon last year taught me to appreciate it just a little more. I worked hard to make it up just one time without stopping. It felt brutal at times. I didn’t always make it. I frequently needed to pause, to catch my breath, and as the weather warmed, to…
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  • HID West prescribed fire in Everglades

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:26 am
    Everglades National Park Fire Management personnel conducted the HID West prescribed fire on January 23. The objectives were to consume dead and decaying vegetation, to release nutrients that promote... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Norbeck prescribed fire — three months later

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    With the temperature approaching 70 degrees Tuesday afternoon I could not resist the urge to blow some cobwebs off my motorcycle. I cruised into Wind Cave National Park and took some photos with... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Six alarm vegetation fire causes evacuations south of San Francisco

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    An early morning vegetation fire forced the evacuation of 80 homes and condos in the Pacifica area south of San Francisco Monday morning. It was reported at about 3:35 a.m. near Fassler Avenue... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • The role of vapor pressure deficit in wildland fire

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    “Fire science is not rocket science—it’s way more complicated.” Research ecologist Matt Dickinson of the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. A paper has been written recently that sheds... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • On PBS: “The Big Burn” — the fires of 1910

    Bill Gabbert
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:02 pm
    The PBS television network is scheduled to air a program on February 3 about the fires of 1910 that changed wildland fire management for the next 100 years. The program is part of the American... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
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  • Unknown Hazardous Waste: Identification, Management, and Prevention

    Michael Manouel
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    A Guide to Dealing With Unknown Hazardous Waste   The Consequences and Causes of Unknown Waste Unknown hazardous waste containers are the bane of existence for generators and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspectors alike. For generators, this is because unknown wastes require careful precautions and must be analyzed, or at least narrowed down by type, […] The post Unknown Hazardous Waste: Identification, Management, and Prevention appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • HAZMAT Generators: These Are the 6 Must-Know Solutions to Waste Reduction

    Michael Manouel
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Hazardous Waste Reduction in 6 Steps Hazardous waste generation is just par for the course for companies in certain industries. Whether as a byproduct in a manufacturing process or in the biohazard disposables of the healthcare field, generating, treating, and disposing of regulated waste is merely a fact of doing business. But how much waste […] The post HAZMAT Generators: These Are the 6 Must-Know Solutions to Waste Reduction appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Avoiding Fines and Fees: EPA Compliant On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage

    Michael Manouel
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage, Without an EPA Violation If you generate hazardous waste, you are probably aware that there are certain requirements regarding the on-site storage of your waste. Storage of hazardous waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is the holding of waste at a generative facility for a temporary period of time […] The post Avoiding Fines and Fees: EPA Compliant On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Final Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) Rule: 2015 to See Tighter Regulation

    Michael Manouel
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    What’s Happening to the Definition of Solid Waste? On December 10th, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a long proposed ruling (referred to as the Final DSW Rule) on the regulatory definition of solid waste (DSW). This recent regulation is deserving of attention because solid wastes, regulated under subtitle C of the Resource Recovery and […] The post Final Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) Rule: 2015 to See Tighter Regulation appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Let’s Get Our Act Straight: 5 RCRA Emergency Planning Requirements

    Michael Manouel
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    The Five RCRA Emergency Plan Requirements for Hazardous Waste Generators   No one ever said working with hazardous wastes on a day-to-day basis doesn’t come with its own set of potential dangers. Even if your company is trained in the most carefully planned preventative measures, preventative action (while worthy indeed) cannot completely safeguard your facility from accidental spills and […] The post Let’s Get Our Act Straight: 5 RCRA Emergency Planning Requirements appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
 
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