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  • Fire Service Equipment: The Multigas Meter

    Training
    22 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    It is important to always refresh your memory by training and reviewing the proper operation of your meters to keep you and your responders safe, writes Kevin Yoos.
  • Fire Kills 38 at Seniors Home in China

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    25 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With a rapidly aging population and an underfunded social security system, China faces increasing pressure to provide safe, affordable care for retirees.
  • Rappelling Drop-kick Saves Suicidal Woman's Life

    FireFightingNews.com - World Latest Headlines
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The job isn't easy no …
  • Man arrested for arson after grass fire near I-5 in Sacramento - KCRA Sacramento

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    26 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    KCRA SacramentoMan arrested for arson after grass fire near I-5 in SacramentoKCRA SacramentoOnly grass and trees were burned in the fire. No property damage has been reported, police said. It wasn't clear if the thick smoke along I-5 was ever an issue for drivers. I-5 was never shut down in either direction, however, the off-ramp from Brush Fire Burning Near I-5, Richards BoulevardFOX40all 5 news articles »
  • Ohio firefighters rescue several from apartment fire

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    25 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    By Kaily Cunningham Fox8 Cleveland PARMA, Ohio — Firefighters responded to a fire on the 6th floor of the Midtown Tower apartments on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, heavy smoke was observed from the 6th floor. Assistance was made from several different departments. The fire was quickly contained by Parma Fire Department. Several occupants were rescued via ladders. “It is only due to the ...
 
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  • Man arrested for arson after grass fire near I-5 in Sacramento - KCRA Sacramento

    26 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    KCRA SacramentoMan arrested for arson after grass fire near I-5 in SacramentoKCRA SacramentoOnly grass and trees were burned in the fire. No property damage has been reported, police said. It wasn't clear if the thick smoke along I-5 was ever an issue for drivers. I-5 was never shut down in either direction, however, the off-ramp from Brush Fire Burning Near I-5, Richards BoulevardFOX40all 5 news articles »
  • Fire at Home for Elderly in Central China Kills 38 People - New York Times

    26 May 2015 | 2:41 am
    ReutersFire at Home for Elderly in Central China Kills 38 PeopleNew York TimesThe fire broke out Monday night in the Kangleyuan Rest Home, which housed 51 residents in the city of Pingdingshan in Henan province, the province's work safety administration said in a statement. In addition to the dozens who died, six people were Fire at China nursing home kills 38: state mediaReuters38 killed in fire at Chinese nursing homeCNNall 211 news articles »
  • UPDATE: Large South Beach brush fire placed under control - SILive.com

    25 May 2015 | 9:38 pm
    SILive.comUPDATE: Large South Beach brush fire placed under controlSILive.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A blazing three-alarm brush fire in the South Beach Wetlands was placed under control just before midnight Monday, an FDNY spokesman said. The fire broke out around 10:15 p.m. in the vicinity of Lansing Street and South Beach ...
  • Fire destroys apartment building in Leominster - WHDH-TV

    25 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    WHDH-TVFire destroys apartment building in LeominsterWHDH-TV"There was a lot of fire when the guys first showed up and they had to darken down a lot of it from the outside," Gendron said. "And then after that, they went inside and did their work on the interior." Everyone inside managed to make it out of the Leominster fire forces 6 families out of their homesMy Fox Bostonall 8 news articles »
  • I-75 ramp damaged by tanker fire to be closed till Friday - Detroit Free Press

    25 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Detroit Free PressI-75 ramp damaged by tanker fire to be closed till FridayDetroit Free PressDamage from a Sunday morning tanker fire will keep the northbound I-75 ramp at I-375 in Detroit closed until late Friday, said Michigan Department of Transportation spokeswoman Diane Cross. The crash and fireball damaged both the road surface and the ...NB I-75 in Detroit still closed after tanker fireWOODTV.comMassive tanker truck fire on Detroit freewayWink NewsNo injuries in Detroit tanker fire; I-75 closed as officials investigateMLive.comCBS Local -Crain's Detroit Business -Monroe…
 
 
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  • Volunteers are needed to man the restored Wolf Mountain fire tower #CAFire

    21 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    CAL FIRE is reopening an old school firefighting tool.WOLF MOUNTAIN FIRE LOOKOUTThanks to a donation of $27,000 from Pacific Gas and Electric, CAL FIRE is able to repair and put back into operation the Wolf Mountain fire tower used by volunteer lookouts to spot wildfires more quickly.The structure had been badly vandalized and was unusable, but grant money is not only restoring the tower but also making the site more secure.Wolf Mountain once again an active lookout staffed during fire seasonVolunteers are needed to man the tower this summer June through October. , so you can call CAL FIRE if…
  • Sugar Road Fire Large BS Fire At Tracy Dairy Generating Smoke - Air Quality Alert #CaFire #BSFire

    19 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    TRACY, CA SUGAR ROAD BULLSHIT FIRE UPDATE: REPORTS THAT THIS FIRE ACTUALLY STARTED AS A BURN PILE IN ALMOND ORCHARD AND SPREAD OVERNIGHT TO A LARGE MANURE PILEHEALTH ADVISORY: Fire impacts northern region Tracy blaze prompts health caution A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto.  The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished. Smoke from fires produces fine-particulate matter…
  • LAFD Los Angeles Harbor Youth Fire Academy 2015 Graduation #CAFire

    15 May 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has sponsored the high school Fire Instruction Recruitment and Education (FIRE) program since 1999, providing equipment and personnel as needed. The program offers training for high school cadets in firefighting and emergency services; students served by this program change their perspective and their vision for the future. The program currently serves students from the Harbor and Valley area high schools.The Los Angeles Harbor Youth Fire Academy will run from March 21 through May 16, 2015 at Drill Tower…
  • Agencies declare beginning of 2015 fire season “Interagency Declaration for the 2015 Wildland Fire Season” #CAFire

    14 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Sequoia National Forest will join Kern County Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, and CALFIRE in Bakersfield tomorrow to announce the beginning of the 2015 Fire SeasonAgencies declare beginning of 2015 fire season“Interagency Declaration for the 2015 Wildland Fire Season” Release Date: May 14, 2015 Kern County, CA - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Cal Fire and Kern County Fire Department (KCFD) will announce an “Interagency Declaration for the 2015 Wildland Fire Season” at 10 AM on Friday, May 15, 2015. Fire officials, representing…
  • USDAgov posted a photo: Panorama of the Geronimo Interagency Hotshot Crew along forest road #ORFire

    11 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Panorama of the Geronimo Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) as they keep watch on their burnout along a forest road. This will help stop the main fire when it comes to this location in the Big Windy Complex, approximately 15 miles west of Interstate 5 and northeast of Galice, OR, on Friday, Aug 9, 2013 in Oregon. The Geronimo Hotshots are from the San Carlos Apache Tribal Natural Resources Program, in San Carlos AZ. Hotshots are highly trained wild land firefighters that normally work in remote locations under arduous conditions.Credit: USDA Photo by Lance…
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  • Set struts to 45 degrees

    19 May 2015 | 11:36 pm
    To accomplished this, simply dragging the strut by the head with the base on the ground.
  • Anchoring two vehicles

    12 May 2015 | 11:33 pm
    The rim will provide the needed anchor point and serve as a solid object for securing the cars together.
  • Pin struts for safety

    5 May 2015 | 11:26 pm
    The safety pins are rated to withstand certain amount of weight based upon whether one or both pins are used.
  • Be the spotter

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:57 pm
    This will help build confidence and hopefully independence with the skill.
  • Be creative with training props

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Scaled down models can provide an overhead view for things hazardous materials operations training.
 
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  • Origins of Memorial Day

    fossilmedic
    24 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Long video from Magnificent Library:  Published on May 26, 2014 Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer…
  • Saturday CarToon: Icon Chevy 3100 Thriftmaster

    fossilmedic
    23 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Two videos on the ICOM Thriftmaster With Adam Carolla ICON is proud to debut the new ICON Thriftmaster Pick Up. Inspired by the 1947-53 Chevy 3100 five window classic pick up, this modern iteration is ready for adventure. Make no mistake, while the look is vintage, the drive is decidedly modern. From the chassis engineering refinement, fuel injected supercharged aluminum emissions equipped V8, ABS four wheel disc brakes, to the sophisticated electronics, this truck has no peers. ICON is a niche automotive brand based in Los Angeles, focused on revisiting classic automotive designs in a modern…
  • Morning Lineup – May 22 – Remembering their sacrifice

    fossilmedic
    22 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The National Moment of Remembrance (established…
  • Morning Lineup – May 21 – Leaving a Legacy

    fossilmedic
    21 May 2015 | 4:35 am
    Watching the last Letterman show last night had me thinking about what you leave behind when you retire or leave the fire service. The following tips are based upon insights and concepts shared by Chief Debra Amesqua, a visionary leader and Fire Chief of Madison, Wisconsin for 16 years. Chief Amesqua was the first woman fire chief in the State of Wisconsin and the City of Madison. She has lived the principles below, in her journey to create one of the most inclusive and diverse departments in the country. Creating a caring and compassionate organizational culture starts at the top. Be clear…
  • Morning Lineup – May 20 – Always time to train

    fossilmedic
    20 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    Two recent FaceBook posts showed the value of getting more sets and repetitions in the craft of fire suppression. Battalion Chief Herbert: “2045 on a Sunday night… Where are my guys and girls from Engine 101, Medic 101 and Truck 105?? Drilling!!! C Platoon South Battalion strong!!!” When asked if he was cracking the whip, the chief’s response “Wasn’t my idea… I found them there when I went to get fuel” From Captain Strickland: “4th Battalion B-shift hammering out OARS! No whining and solid work!” Do you only train on sunny…
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  • Looking for size up and tactics .jpg images

    Keith A. Edson
    13 May 2015 | 12:48 am
    Hey FFN We are running a class for new Lt.s and I'm looking for some good .jpg images for size up and tactics training. I'm looking for 3 deckers, taxpayers, mixed use, and hi-rise. Any hel would be appreciatedThanksCapt. Keith EdsonProvidence Fire Dept.
  • EMS Conference

    Bryan Phillips
    11 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I was at an EMS conference this weekend that promoted multi-agency training during different types of emergencis but focused more on mass-casualty incidents and the challenges of limited resources in rural areas. This was a great first step in training and communicating between multi-agencies and will hopefully continue and grow. What do other fire departments do for multi-agency training especially in rural areas?
  • Kaplan University Celebrates International Firefighters’ Day with Shine On Public Service

    Luisa Yen
    5 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Kaplan University celebrates International Firefighters' Day and Public Service Recognition Week with the launch of "Shine On Public Service" this month. Through inspiring content including videos and articles narrated by Georgia State Representative and Kaplan University faculty member Dr. Karla Drenner, the series highlights four professionals who are making a difference in the lives of others through different areas of public service. The series is hosted on Kaplan University’s Center for Public Service as part of its resources designed to inspire and support professional development. …
  • Firefighters Without Borders Canada

    Bob Dubbert
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Hello Guillaume; My name is Bob Dubbert, and I am a Captain with Vancouver Fire Rescue. I am also the President of Firefighters Without Borders Canada. We are a nationally registered non-profit charity that delivers equipment, apparatus and training to firefighters and other responders in less developed countries. To date we have embarked on 17 overseas training missions and delivered over 700 tons of equipment and 49 emergency vehicles to 16 countries. Our website is www.fwbcanada.ca which is currently under renovation. We are also on FaceBook where you can see our work. We have Regional…
  • 5 Days and counting!!!

    Rob Wesley
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Spring has sprung, and that can only mean one thing.......it's FDIC season! With the day to day operations of the firehouse, running calls, apparatus maintenance, phone constantly ringing and training, not to mention, Im back in school again. You begin to get run down and even shutter when the tones drop. A vacation is nice, some time away to relax with the wife and kids.....yeah great, but there is nothing that recharges my batteries and love of this career like FDIC. 35,000 of your closest brothers and sisters getting together for a week of great classes, great expo and amazing brotherhood!
 
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  • An Overlooked,but possibly easy access below your "Main Streets".....The Showroom Bumpout

    Joseph Pronesti
    25 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Back before super stores, mega malls and big box stores, consumers in many towns purchased their clothing and household goods from stores located on respective “Main Streets”. These stores had large display windows that advertised what shoppers could find once inside (Think Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story staring at his Red Rider BB Gun). Because many of these Ordinary Constructed Type III structures were built specifically as retail these display cases had what best can be described as a stage or an elevated platform to assist in displaying items, many of these were constructed…
  • Quint Crews Need To Be a Cut Above the Rest

    Chad Menard
    24 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    I debated to myself on whether or not I wanted to open this can of worms because of the hate that this piece of apparatus tends to carry along with it. Obviously, after deep consultation with myself, I decided I would open the can and bait the hook too. The title says it all “Quint Crews Need to Be a Cut Above the Rest”. I think this is absolutely true and that is because most people do not like quints due to the fact that the crew members who ride them have to be cross trained for the most part in both Engine Company Operations and Truck Company Operations and this takes some…
  • THE SUNDAY PREACH

    Dan Shaw
    24 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    "Never forget and always be grateful" Today we take a moment to thank each and every veteran and their families for the sacrifice they have made to provide for our freedoms. We remember all of those brave soldiers who did not make it home and made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life, for those of us resting under that blanket of liberty.  We draw many parallels with our Military brethren and much of the behaviors and attitudes we discuss are born from the courage and dedication United States soldiers have mastered. So, today when many will treat Veterans day as a day that symbolizes…
  • Tradition. Pride. Dedication. Self-sacrifice.

    Lou Comenale
    23 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Tradition. Pride. Dedication. Self-sacrifice.  These are some of the reasons we embark on a career, volunteer or paid, in the fire service.  If your department holds these values essential, then I applaud you.  I have unfortunately experienced first hand, by seasoned members, an absence of ownership, lack of mentoring, and general disregard toward the enthusiasm of the upcoming generation.   Sadly this occurs at any level in the fire service.  For example a senior member or officer comes into work, grabs a cup of coffee, sits and does his morning brief, then disappears into his office…
  • GET LIKE YOU WAS

    Warren Cersley
    22 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    GET LIKE YOU WAS “Get like you was before you got like you is.” Earl D. Sometimes in life and in our work we wake up one day and we look back and we find that somehow we have slipped away from the real and important things that bring worth and value to our lives and to our work. I like to describe the changes that seem to sneak up on us as creeping gradualism because that term describes the deceptively low speed way that positives or negatives enter into our lives, our families, our departments, our fire companies and our fire company shifts.   The GOOD NEWS is that creeping gradualism…
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  • FIREFIGHTER IN TEXAS FALLS THRU ROOF AT FIRE

    26 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    A firefighter with the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department was hurt while battling a house fire early Tuesday morning.Officials said the fire is believed to have been started by a lightning strike. The fire happened in the 17000 block of Fairgrove Park Drive.Authorities said a mayday was called after the firefighter fell through the roof.KPRC 2 is told the firefighter is conscious and will be transported to an area hospital. ...
  • FIRE OFFICERS: WE MUST OWN THE FIREGROUND FROM THE START-BECAUSE WE OWN THE OUTCOME REGARDLESS. (Commentary)

    25 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Another fire we can learn from. Fire Officers must fully appreciate the fact that when making decisions, and especially when committing firefighters at a fire, that their decisions, orders and the FF's actions will directly impact the outcome. Seem simple? One would think. Watch the below video and ask yourself (and those at your firehouse kitchen table) the same question as if you were the boss. This building is vacant and has been for 3 years. Is there any reason that this would be anything other than a defensive fire? Can you think of any reason you would send your…
  • FATAL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN NEVADA

    25 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    A man was killed after driving into the rear of a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue apparatus, The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Boulder Highway and South Sandhill Road, according to Metro. The fire engine was turning right from Boulder to Sandhill when it was hit from the rear by a 2002 Chevrolet pickup. The truck had its lights and sirens on and after the accident. Firefighters worked on the pickup driver, a 28-year-old man from Las Vegas, before he was transported to Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.No…
  • ANOTHER FF DIES AFTER MASSIVE BLAZE IN INDIA

    25 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Chief fire officer of the Mumbai fire brigade, Sunil Nesarikar, died of multi-organ failure at the National Burns Centre on Sunday.Nesarikar sustained 50% burns while rescuing people during the blaze at Gokul Nivas in Kalbadevi two weeks ago. He was 51.Nesarikar is the fourth senior fire official the department has lost to the Kalbadevi blaze. Deputy chief fire officer Sudhir Amin died on May 14, while assistant divisional officer SW Rane and station officer MN Desai died while battling the flames on May 9.Hospital authorities said Nesarikar died around 3.30pm, after his organs stopped…
  • UPDATE ON THE OKLAHOMA FIRE CAPTAIN WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY LAST NIGHT

    24 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
     As posted earlier, Claremore Fire Department (Oklahoma) Captain Jason Farley lost his life in the Line of Duty while performing water rescues late last night and early this morning. Captain Farley, who had 19 years and 11 months on the job, was 46. He is survived by his wife and teenage daughter.It should be noted that He was a 1994 graduate of the OSU School of Fire Protection  and Safety.  WHAT HAPPENED:Captain Farley was attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter who had fallen into a flooded storm drain just west of the city. They were involved with the rescue…
 
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  • Video: Beaching the Lawn at Apartment Fire in Bristol Township, PA

    The Fire Critic
    22 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    Bristol Township Police were on scene reporting smoke showing from an apartment. Third District Battalion 14 requested any apparatus who are not responding to be replaced due to the police report. Battalion 14 arrived on scene reporting a three story garden style apartment building with smoke showing. Levittown #2 Deputy 13 took interior and confirmed a working bedroom fire.
  • Video: Buffalo Firefighters Go Defensive on House Fire

    The Fire Critic
    22 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    Engine 3 on scene 2.5 story vacant dwelling - fire on 1st & 2nd floors. B-43 reports multiple small fires throughout structure and crews making interior attacks. Rescue1 reports fire fully involved in attic - Ladder 2 reports fire through vent hole in roof. B-56 orders everyone out for Defensive Ops with Emergency Head Count.
  • The Higher Standard?

    The Fire Critic
    19 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    We are told to wear PPE when fighting fire, but we have proof that we don't always We are told to eat healthy, but we have proof that we don't always We are told to risk a little to save a little, but we have proof that we risk a lot to save a little sometimes
  • Helmet Cam: House Fire Initial Attack in Oliver Springs, TN

    The Fire Critic
    18 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    6 Min of initial fire attack from back up persons, initial reports subject still inside the building. Heavy involvement on C/D corner. The view is from Captain Jordan Alcorns with the Oliver Springs FD (TN). Oliver Springs assisted Marlow FD with the house fire on Cove Lane.
  • Live Coverage of DC Lt. Kevin McRae’s Funeral (11am)

    The Fire Critic
    15 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    At 11 am, the feed below will have live video coverage of the funeral for fallen DC Lt. Kevin McRae. McRae died last week after collapsing at a high-rise fire in Washington DC.
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  • The Lessons I Want My Sons to Learn from Baseball

    Jenna
    22 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    We currently find ourselves deep in the midst of baseball season. We’re at the field all the time right now; sometimes until ten o’clock in the evening, sometimes six days a week. Between practices and games and practicing in the yard and occasionally catching a game on TV, it feels like we live and breathe baseball. The boys like the game, enjoy the late nights at the field. They enjoy watching each other play or tossing the ball behind the dugout with their friends, grabbing slushies, shoving too many sunflower seeds into their mouths, and spitting in the dirt. We see people we…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: A Busy Week for Brothers

    Jenna
    20 May 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Between birthday celebrations, baseball, moving the chickens into their coop, baseball, Friday pizza, baseball, birthday parties, fishing, rain, relaxing, two Fun Days at school, a very Monday-ish Monday, more rain, and more baseball, this week feels blurry. It’s weird to look back through the photos over the week and think simultaneously, “Wow, this was a long week. Wow, this week went by so quickly.” But these two, well, these two had a good week. Together. They came together to do things. Together. They gathered their art supplies and sat at the table, each working on…
  • My Favorite Sleeveless Tops for Spring/Summer 2015

    Jenna
    19 May 2015 | 6:52 pm
    As the weather continues to warm up (and cool off and warm up and cool off and be generally spring-like), I find myself seeking out sleeveless tops and tanks to wear. I don’t really like wearing tops with sleeves when the weather warms up at all because, well, I’m a sweater. A sweat-er. Sleeveless tops allow me the chance to cool off if need be, and look great paired with a nice cardigan on cooler days and evenings. I’ve rounded up a few I have my eyes on (or, uhm, already purchased). Montgolfier for the Day Top | Always the Fun One Top in Green | Souvenir and Dear Top Hot…
  • Running by Twos

    Jenna
    18 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Last week I ran two miles, three times. I intended to start upping my mileage a little, but something always held me back. One day I didn’t have enough time after drop off and before my first conference call. On Wednesday morning, after being at the baseball field until 10:15 the night before, I didn’t feel up to running more than two. One day I woke with intention to run a 5K, but a pain in my foot made me postpone it until the weekend, opting again for two. And then the weekend arrived with absolutely no free time. So I ran three twos. And it felt good. I ran hills last week,…
  • I’m Not Good at This

    Jenna
    15 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    Life is funny. Just when you think you’re okay with change, when you feel like you’re open to new life experiences, life comes along and forces you to remember the many ways in which you have no control. At all. My sons were easy babies and toddlers. Oh, sure. We endured some sleepless nights and epic meltdowns. But the easy part came from having control of their lives. Or, you know, some semblance of control. We could put them in bed, but maybe they wouldn’t sleep. We ran the risk of a meltdown in public. But otherwise, control. We picked their food, their clothes, their…
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  • Errors in a review of a book about the Yarnell Hill Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    25 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    The article below was written by John N. Maclean and Holly Neill. **** The Wall Street Journal and Fire By John Maclean and Holly Neill Kyle Dickman’s new book, On the Burning Edge, about hotshot... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Firefighter interviews at Mud Lake Complex of fires

    Bill Gabbert
    25 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    On May 23 we posted a video interview with Byron Hart, the Assistant Fire Management Officer (Fuels) at Big Cypress National Preserve. It was shot at the Mud Lake Complex of fires in the south... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Honoring our veterans and military personnel today

    Bill Gabbert
    25 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Mud Lake Complex of fires

    Bill Gabbert
    23 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    The Mud Lake Complex of fires in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve continues to grow in the two weeks since it started on May 8, and has now been mapped at 35,274 acres. The Complex is... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Comparison photos, 6 days and 39 days after escaped prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    22 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    These photos were taken by Bill Gabbert in the area burned when the April 13 Cold Brook prescribed fire escaped in Wind Cave National Park. In each pair of pictures, the first was taken on April 19,... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
 
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  • The Toxic Substances Control Act: Is Reform In Sight?

    Jessica Hope
    14 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    The Flawed Legislation of the Toxic Substances Control Act For all of its lofty goals and prodigious responsibilities, there’s no denying that the Toxic Substances Control Act is a bit dated. Not only was it enacted in 1976 (that’s forty years ago), but it has also been tragically riddled with flaws since its formation. The […] The post The Toxic Substances Control Act: Is Reform In Sight? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 5 Common Hazardous Waste Management Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

    Jessica Hope
    6 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    As most of us know too well, mistakes are an unfortunate – but unavoidable – part of life. Mistakes teach us a great many things, hasten necessary changes, reveal important insights, and prompt us to make better choices in the future (while causing a little suffering and sometimes costing us some money in the process). […] The post 5 Common Hazardous Waste Management Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Happy Earth Day: 5 Facts You Need to Know

    Jessica Hope
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    In case you haven’t heard, today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day – and according to the Earth Day website, this “could be the most exciting year in environmental history.” Here at Hazardous Waste Experts, we attribute that potential to the exciting global shift towards sustainability. Earth Day gives each and every one of us […] The post Happy Earth Day: 5 Facts You Need to Know appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • EPCRA: Emergency Planning and the Right-to-Know

    Jessica Hope
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Presage to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Bhopal, India, December 3rd, 1984. An accidental release of 45 tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC), an extremely toxic chemical, at an Indian subsidiary of the American corporation, Union Carbide—a pesticide plant—kills over 2,000 people and injures more than 500,000. By the next morning, it was widely […] The post EPCRA: Emergency Planning and the Right-to-Know appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • FIFRA Primer: Pesticide Regulation and Compliance

    Jessica Hope
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Before FIFRA: History of Pesticides in the U.S. Pesticides have borne a long, and at times, controversial history in the United States. “First generation” pesticides were highly toxic compounds, such as cyanide and hydrogen cyanide, which were soon abandoned due to their toxicity and inadequacy. The “second generation” of pesticides were synthetic, or manmade, chemicals—including […] The post FIFRA Primer: Pesticide Regulation and Compliance appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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