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  • 15 Fire Departments Contain Brush Fire Torching 15 Acres of Nepaug State ... - NBC Connecticut

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    NBC Connecticut15 Fire Departments Contain Brush Fire Torching 15 Acres of Nepaug State NBC ConnecticutFirefighters from 15 fire departments responded to a brush fire that torched about 15 acres at Nepaug State Forest in New Hartford off Stele Road. The fire was 50 percent contained as of 7 p.m. Saturday. Crews were concerned they would have to fight Brush Fire In New Hartford Nearly ExtinguishedHartford CourantCrews battle brush fire in New HartfordWFSBCrews respond to large brush fire in New Hartford state forestFOX CTWTNH -Waterbury Republican American -Torrington Register…
  • Family of three displaced after Overland Park house fire, two pets killed in blaze - KSHB

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    KSHBFamily of three displaced after Overland Park house fire, two pets killed in blazeKSHBAfter arriving, they quickly discovered holes in the floor, which means the fire had started long before firefighters arrived on the scene. UPDATE, 6:05 p.m. – The Overland Park Fire Department says no one was injured in the fire, but two homes were Overland Park home destroyed by firefox4kc.comOverland Park house is destroyed by fireKansas City Starall 3 news articles »
  • Crews Continue Battling 980-Acre Chino Brush Fire, Evacuations Lifted - NBC Southern California

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    NBC Southern CaliforniaCrews Continue Battling 980-Acre Chino Brush Fire, Evacuations LiftedNBC Southern CaliforniaA heavy brush fire that consumed 980 acres in Riverside County was sending heavy smoke into the sky Sunday morning, fire officials said. Evacuation orders were lifted earlier in the day as hundreds of firefighters battled the raging brush that at one Prado Dam fire spreads to 300 acres; nearly 300 homes threatenedKABC-TVPrado Dam fire spreads to 300 acres; evacuation order liftedLos Angeles TimesSmoke Advisory in Effect as Chino Hills Area Fire Burns 980 Acres, Is 25 KTLACBS…
  • Home evacuation orders lifted after brush fire near Los Angeles - Reuters

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    NDTVHome evacuation orders lifted after brush fire near Los AngelesReuters(Reuters) - Evacuation orders were lifted on Sunday morning after a fast-moving brush fire east of Los Angeles had threatened more than 200 homes overnight, fire department officials said. The blaze, named the "Highway Fire," had grown to about 300 Brush Fire Threatens Homes Near Los AngelesDiscovery NewsFast-moving brush fire forces home evacuations near Los AngelesBusiness Insiderall 22 news articles »
  • Woman 'hung herself' on fire escape, left dangling for over an hour - New York Post

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    New York PostWoman 'hung herself' on fire escape, left dangling for over an hourNew York PostA woman hung herself from a Brooklyn fire escape Sunday morning, and her body was left dangling for more than an hour, police and witnesses said. The woman's body was discovered around 8:20 a.m. hanging outside the third-floor window of her ...
 
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  • CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott Addressed Scandal at Fire Academy #CaFire #BadFireman

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    The director of CAL FIRE finally addressed the scandal at its academy.Cal Fire director ‘repulsed and embarrassed’ by academy scandalSen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, shown here in a budget committee last year, on Thursday asked Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott about the scandal at the Ione Academy.Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article17996285.html#storylink=cpyCal Fire’s Ione Academy scandal came up during Thursday’s Senate budget subcommittee hearing when Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen asked department Director Ken Pimlott, “Have you been able…
  • SBCSD Victor Valley deputies hurt arresting suspect following pursuit now under investigation #CALaw

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Advisory: Victor Valley deputies arrest suspect following vehicle/horseback pursuit.Three deputies were injured during the search, two suffered dehydration and a third was injured when kicked by the horse. All three were transported to the hospital for treatment. Pic Credit: GadiNBCLA“The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately”, stated Sheriff John McMahon. He further stated, “In addition, members of the Specialized Investigations Detail are responding to conduct the criminal…
  • Unlocking History: Pine Grove camp once served as military barracks

    9 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Unlocking History: Pine Grove camp once served as military barracksPine Grove Youth Conservation Camp once served as the Civilian Conservation Corps campsite in the 1930s and as military barracks during World War II. The camp was rebuilt in 1968.Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp continues tradition of training young offenders(Editor’s Note: Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp is marking its 70th year with an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 10, at the camp at 13630 Aqueduct-Volcano Road, Pine Grove. This story is part of an ongoing series exploring this history of the…
  • CA-MVU-#HighwayFire Hwy 78 east of Ramona, Holding at 5 Acres, Cancelling Resources #CAFire

    3 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    CA-MVU- Highway FireCAL FIRE wildland fire in the Witch Creek area east of Ramona. 5 acres, no structures threatened.Update 1635: Cal Fire has released the air tankers, CHP has closed the 78 until further notice.Update 1545: - Fire is holding at 5 acres. 2 Air drops across head held it, Cancelling Copter out of  Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base and additional resources, request fire investigator. Hwy 78 is closed in both direction between Ramona and Santa Ysabel. Location: - Hwy 78 east of RamonaIA Description: - 2-3 acres, MROS no current structure…
  • San Bernardino City Fire Department Suspicious Fire Damages Home #CAFire

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    San Bernardino City Fire Department Suspicious Fire Damages HomeContact: Captain Jason Serrano, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-384-5402 Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell 909-384-5401Incident Date: 03/31/15 Location: 1714 N. Pershing Ave (view mapTime of the call: 0339hrsNumber of Units: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Battalion ChiefNumber of Firefighters: 9 Firefighters and 1 Chief OfficerFatalities/Injuries: NoneProperty Damage: $20,000 structural Property Saved: $50,000Additional Information:Fire Crews…
 
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  • Saturday Car-Toon: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

    fossilmedic
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    THE DELOREAN DMC-12 IS AN OUTLIER’S LEGACY by Petrolicious Productions / 3 Mar 2015 “There was a guy who lived up the street from me who had one,” Geoff Ombao remembers of his boyhood. “And every time he drove by, it was like watching Santa Claus driving the ice cream truck.” Santa’s ice cream truck, in this instance, was a DeLorean DMC-12, a stainless steel, gullwinged car that–thanks to the Back to the Future film franchise–would be forever associated with time travel in the popular imagination. For Ombao, however, the car’s appeal lies in the marque’s short-lived,…
  • $18M for beating, Stow gets $5.8, Dodgers get $1.6

    fossilmedic
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Let’s learn about SUBORGATION David Armstrong’s April 7 article in BloombergBusinessweek looks at what happened since AMR Paramedic Brian Stow was attacked and left severely injured in Dodger’s Stadium after the 2011 Opening Day game with San Francisco. The subhead sums up the situation: “First he was assaulted for wearing the wrong team’s clothes. Then he was sucker-punched by the insurance system.” Although a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Stow $18 million from the Dodgers and his assailants last year, he has yet to receive any money. And, in a…
  • Saturday Car-Toon: 1965 Cobra Daytona Coupe

    fossilmedic
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    1965 FIA World Manufacturers’ GT Champion Published on Mar 24, 2015 Please enjoy this preview that is a chapter from the documentary on Bob Bondurant currently in development. In 1965 Shelby American battled Ferrari for the F.I.A. World Manufacturers’ GT Championship. Carroll Shelby’s lead driver Bob Bondurant, dominated the season winning 7 of the 10 races. This was the first time in history an American Driver and Manufacturer won the F.I A. GT Championship. No American team has won the championship again. A huge thanks goes out to Chris Lombardo of Red Guitar Films,…
  • A decade of San Francisco Fires

    fossilmedic
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Using “Big Data” to identify trends From Curbed.com: A new map from the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, the activist group best known for mapping evictions across the city, shows the locations of San Francisco fires over the past decade using data from the fire department. By the group’s count, 31,007 housing units in San Francisco have faced 2,654 fires since 2005. The Bayview had the most units affected, with 3,437, followed by the Mission, with 2,788. Downtown/Civic Center comes in third, with 2,544, followed closely by Western Addition, which had 2,288 units affected by…
  • Detroit continues to burn

    fossilmedic
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Steve Neavling of  Motor City Muckrakers is engaged in a year-long examination of the beleaguered Detroit Fire Department and the devastating impact of arsons. Their monthly report is based dispatch reports, run sheets, interviews, 911 calls and onsite inspections. March 2015 The number of suspicious fires and arsons doubled over February, accounting for more than 60% of the blazes. The suspicious fires were often so fierce that they spread to 29 neighboring houses and buildings, according to onsite inspections and a Motor City Muckraker review of dispatch records. On seven different…
 
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  • 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!
  • 5 Reasons to Eat Bacon in the Firehouse…

    Aaron Zamzow
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Before you go Hog wild (sorry, had to say it) on bacon please read the following disclaimer.  Let me state up front that saying bacon is “healthy” does not mean it’s healthy to eat it in huge quantities nor does it mean it’s healthy to eat large amounts seven days a week. Try to stick to small servings, blot extra bacon grease off to lower fat intake, and avoid adding extra salt or other high sodium seasonings.  I suggest to consume only 2 or 3 slices and only once a week.  Also, let me state that as a fire rescue athlete you should try to plan your meals like you plan your…
  • Our 2nd Annual Fiesta De Mayo Fundraiser

    Northpatchoguefd
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    We would love for you to all come down and join us for a great outdoor experience with  Radio Riot. There will be food, drinks and some good old fashion fun. So please come down and show your support.  Thank  you the NPFD. Our 2nd annual fundraiser Our 2nd annual fundraiser
  • Mind the Hose!

    Jason Hoevelmann
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Stretching an attack line dry is a tactic for a set of very specific situations. A couple that come to mind are exterior stairwells, protected interior stairwells, and for tenable halls/corridors from a protected stairwell. With all of these, somebody must be assigned to mind the hose before it's charged and it must be laid out correctly in the stair well. In the photos below, you'll notice the hose on the 'inside' of the stairwell; it should be on the outside. Folds of hose can slip down between the stairs and the wall, banisters, under treads with no risers, under doors and in furniture.
  • "MINDSET" on Backstep Firefighter

    Dave LeBlanc
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    A healthy dose of fear is good. Too much is debilitating If you read the magazines, social media or take a class, you can’t help but be bombarded by the messages that proclaim this job is dangerous. So much of it is used today to advocate for us being better at our job is safety. Which is a good thing, or is it? When we preach from a position of fear are we preparing our firefighters correctly to do the job? “Hundreds of firefighters die each year in fires.” “Firefighter safety comes first.” “Life safety priorities start with the firefighter and then the victim.” If we are…
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • Special Guest Lecture this Thursday (26th March 2015) by Prof Barbara Lane and Hugh McNamara from Arup Fire!

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
  • Thoughts on the 2014 Wildland-Urban Fire in Valparaiso

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Fire Technology letter to the editor from friendsof the Edinburgh Fire Group.The Great Valparaiso Fire and Fire Safety Management in ChilePedro Reszka and Andres FuentesUniversidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria  S AF, Chilean Air Force (Reska and Fuentes 2014)
  • A 'new' source of data for Fire Models' validation

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    An officially unpublished report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now available for download from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering collection at the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA).Standard Room Fire Test Research at the National Bureau of StandardsLee B.T. and Steel J.S.1987 Although the report was never approved for publication, it is one of the few research studies where experimental data from room-corner, Cone Calorimeter, and full-scale flame spread tests on "interior finish materials" is presented. Additionally, remarkable handwritten notes…
  • Partnering for the Future of Fire Safety Engineering Education

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE), an educational program offered jointly by the Universities of Edinburgh, Ghent, and Lund since 2010, has recently been selected as one of only 19 programs (from an original cohort of 50) to be included in the European Joint Master Degree (EJMD) Catalogue for the period 2015-2018.This unique, two-year program attracts exceptional applicants from all over the world, and prepares its graduates for future leadership roles within the fire safety engineering community. The 99 graduates to date have taken up roles in the UK,…
  • 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…
 
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  • Passive & Net Zero Buildings

    John Shafer
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Passive & Net Zero Buildings do you know what they are? If not I would like to personally invite you to join me at my 2015 FDIC workshop "Modern Buildings: the Recipe for Firefighter Deaths or Injuries" where we will discuss these types of buildings and much more. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00 am Hope to see you there! Captain John Shafer
  • The Other 10%......Transitional or Defensive?

    Chad Menard
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Dateline: March 25, 2015Task: Dinner We’re seated at a local Mexican restaurant down the street from the Station that houses Battalion 1, Engine 1, Heavy Rescue, and a 105 foot LTi. The owner really appreciates the fire department and we’re always greeted with a handshake. He usually hooks us up with a free cheese dip or two and we patronize his business frequently, tonight the whole crew is there. We were walking down the sidewalk of the strip mall that this business sits in when we notice a weird locking mechanism on a commercial door front; I posted pictures of it on my page for…
  • The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CA

    Brad Hoff
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 25th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Inmate Raymond Araujo has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with CAL FIRE. Raymond Araujo Rank: Inmate Firefighter Age: 37 Gender: Male Status: Wildland Part-Time Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: 04/13/2015 Time of Incident: Pending Date of Death: 04/13/2015 Fire Department: CAL FIRE Address: PO Box 944246,…
  • The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: SD

    Brad Hoff
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 24th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Steven Ackerman has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Valley Springs Fire & Rescue. Steven Ackerman Rank: Firefighter Age: 38 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 13+ Date of Incident: 04/12/2015 Time of Incident: 2208hrs Date of Death: 04/12/2015 Fire Department: Valley Springs Fire & Rescue…
  • PEARLY GATES DEFENSE

    Paul Combs
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's that time of year again. Time to greet old friends, meet new ones, learn from the best instructors on the planet, and see what new innovations the fire industry has to offer. Yep, it's FDIC time! I look forward to this week all year and can't wait to get the show rolling. However, FDIC has a nightlife too - so, have fun, be safe, be professional, and don't do anything you may have to answer for later;) See'ya in Indy!!!! Click here to see more of Paul's work: http://artstudioseven.com/page-fire-ems-prints2.htm
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  • TREE FALLS ON 2 FFs WORKING GRASS FIRE

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Firefighters across Mid-Michigan were busy Saturday with grass fires. During one fire, two firefighters were hurt.We found the Tri-Township Fire Department working on a grass fire near Sharon and Fergus in St. Charles Township.Not too far away, another grass fire actually jumped from one side of the road to another.It burned just a few acres, but kept the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department busy for a while.We're told with low humidity and our winds, it was the perfect conditions for fires like these to spread.During one of the many brush fires today two Chesaning-Brady firefighters were hurt.The…
  • UPDATE: TEXAS FIRE APPARATUS CRASH-FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN CRITICAL-FIRE DEPT MUTUAL AID EMS UNIT CRASHES WHILE RESPONDING TO THE APPARATUS CRASH-THOSE MEMBERS OK

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
     2 Firefighters remain in critical condition following a series of crashes on a stretch of rural Texas road Friday, that involved several vehicles including a fire truck and a responding ambulance.The Officer was reportedly ejected and members were trapped under the apparatus. 5 Firefighters were trapped after their truck overturned following a collision with a pickup truck that drove through an intersection. NOTE: An ambulance from the Killeen FD whose crew was en route to the crash scene (with other KFD companies) was also involved in an accident. Road conditions at the time…
  • 3 FIREFIGHTERS LODD-SA, FD Crash Add'l, WTF/FDIC, ISFSI (The Secret List)

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
     ==3 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-FOLLOWING FIRE IN A SILO-FIRE CHIEF'S SON AMONG THE FALLEN The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com 3 Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty late yesterday in the City of Minga Guazú, where they responded this morning to continue cooling after a fire yesterday. The area is in Paraguay, in Central South America.  The members who lost their lives are FF's Ronald Aguilera, Arnaldo Gonzalez and Saturnino Riveros. The latter is the son of the Commander of the Fire Department of Minga Guazú, Syriac Riveros, who was…
  • WORLD FAMOUS WTF STICKER - FREE AT FDIC

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
     Our World Famous (No, really.) FIREFIGHTER CLOSE CALLS WTF (Well Trained Firefighters) Stickers Are Yours For Free At FDIC. Just stop by Booth #132...
  • 3 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-FOLLOWING FIRE IN A SILO-FIRE CHIEF'S SON AMONG THE FALLEN - SOUTH AMERICA

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
     3 Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty late yesterday in the City of Minga Guazú, where they responded this morning to continue cooling after a fire yesterday. The area is in Paraguay, in Central South America. The members who lost their lives are FF's Ronald Aguilera, Arnaldo Gonzalez and Saturnino Riveros. The latter is the son of the Commander of the Fire Department of Minga Guazú, Syriac Riveros, who was also at the scene, was injured but was rescued alive.The four Firefighters responded to the silo for some post-fire tasks. The fire, which started at 16:00, was…
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  • Video: South Amboy, NJ 4 Alarm Commercial Fire

    The Fire Critic
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    The store became fully involved from the working fire which broke through the roof after arrival of fire units. Water supply was obtained from hydrants hundreds of feet away. Sections of the roof collapsed before the fire was brought under control at 611 Bordentown Ave.
  • Drone Video: Commercial Building Fire in Detroit, MI

    The Fire Critic
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Drone footage of a commercial building fire at 1243 Kelly Rd. (Detroit, MI) 3/28/15.
  • Understanding Behavioral Health & Resources for the Fire Service

    The Fire Critic
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    It's simple. We see things, do things, and experience things that MOST people only see in movies and tv shows. Even then, it isn't real and it is digestible for the view audience. We see the real thing. Those are our experiences. We have to live with it. We have to be able to deal with it.
  • Understanding Behavioral Health & Resources for the Fire Service

    The Fire Critic
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    It's simple. We see things, do things, and experience things that MOST people only see in movies and tv shows. Even then, it isn't real and it is digestible for the view audience. We see the real thing. Those are our experiences. We have to live with it. We have to be able to deal with it.
  • Product Review: FoxFury SideSlide C-Clamp Side Mounted Helmet Light

    The Fire Critic
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    This is a product review for the FoxFury: SideSlide C-Clamp Side Mounted Helmet Light, 200 Lumens Powerful LED flashlight with innovative helmet adapter, which allows the light to convert to a side mounted helmet light in seconds. Features a rear safety LED that helps you be seen on scene.
 
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  • Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: My 2015 Running Playlist

    Jenna
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    I normally post my Pittsburgh Half Marathon training updates on Mondays, but: 1) I ran yesterday evening instead of yesterday morning. The best part about evening running is taking a shower, putting on your jammies, and not doing anything else. So I didn’t. 2) I knew I wanted to write about my running playlist, but I hadn’t quite perfected it yet. It’s perfected now, so there you go. At first, I tried simply renaming my 2014 Running Playlist to 2015 Running Playlist, deleting a few songs that annoyed me (it happens), and adding in some new tunes. I still felt generally…
  • The Lost Simplicity of the Magic 8 Ball

    Jenna
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Sometimes the boys get me on a weak day and I end up at the checkout counter with a totally unnecessary purchase. Like today’s Magic 8 Ball. I said yes, because, well, I kinda wanted it too. The boys nearly skipped out of the store, so filled with glee. The questioning started almost immediately and continued while I made dinner. I listened while I stirred the pasta, chopped the vegetables. Will I be a firefighter? Will I be in the Army? Am I the best reader in the neighborhood? Will I get to play my DS tonight? Will the helper pick me next time? Is my Mommy the best mommy ever? Will I…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Celebrations

    Jenna
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:53 pm
    On Saturday, we celebrated my husband’s Granna’s 90th birthday. We spent the day with his family, and my boys spent the day playing with (and being chased by) their cousin; the youngest cousin spent time being passed around the family members. The next day we traveled to Pennsylvania to celebrate Easter with my family. In addition to great food and too much candy, the boys enjoyed some time with their only cousin on my side. For now. My brother announced over dinner that they’re expecting another bundle of joy later this year. I accidentally yelled (with joy) at the dinner…
  • It Already Matters

    Jenna
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Just when you wonder if you’re doing parenting wrong, when you worry that every choice is the wrong one, something happens to alleviate all that worry, all that fear, all that self-doubt. Sometimes it’s as simple as a kiss or a hug. A cuddle after a long day. An “I love you” in passing. A “thank you for supper.” A “you’re the best mom ever.” And sometimes a kid brings something home from school, and you stand in the kitchen with tears welling up in your eyes. “My parents mean more to me than a pot of gold. My Mom is always there for…
  • Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: Seasons Change

    Jenna
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Spring seems like it might actually stick around as the 14-day forecast shows temps in the 60s and 70s. It’s spring in Ohio, of course, so anything could change in the blink of an eye. Additionally, it’s raining one minute and blindingly sunny the next; crazy windy one second followed by nothing which causes you to nearly fall forward. It’s a fun guessing game. One that I don’t mind too much. I’ve switched to shorts on most runs now. I tried to wear shorts and short-sleeves on an incredibly windy day, but the sun caused me to overheat at the same time. I struggle…
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    Wildfire Today

  • Highway Fire near Corona, California

    Bill Gabbert
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    The Highway Fire has burned hundreds of acres in the Prado Basin just northwest of Corona, California. CAL FIRE spokesperson Mike Mohler said the fire is in thick vegetation that has not burned in... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Burning coal falling from truck may have started multiple fires in North Dakota

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If this story is true, it is completely new to me as an ignition source for a wildland fire. Why would burning coal be on a truck? Below is an excerpt from an article at TwinCities.com: GRAND FORKS,... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Senator criticizes Park Service over escaped prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    South Dakota Senator John Thune sent a strongly worded letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel criticizing the National Park Service for the escaped prescribed fire, (the Cold Brook Fire in... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • An outlook for the 2015 wildfire season

    Bill Gabbert
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    The Predictive Services staff at the National Interagency Coordination Center provides an outlook for the 2015 wildfire season. This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Changes at the Wildland Firefighter Foundation

    Bill Gabbert
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Rocky Barker has an article in the Idaho Statesman about how criticism of the organization has brought about changes. Below is an excerpt: The harsh words from some of the surviving family members of... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
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  • 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.
  • Lab Pack Disposal 104: Should Your University Opt-In To Subpart K?

    Jessica Hope
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    What is Subpart K?   It’s hard to believe that before 2008, there was no federal standard in place for the disposal of hazardous chemicals in academic labs. This did however change on December 1st of that year, with the addition of Subpart K to the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA), the EPA’s plenary […] The post Lab Pack Disposal 104: Should Your University Opt-In To Subpart K? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What To Expect From a Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Inspection

    Jessica Hope
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Handling a State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Inspection   EPA, DEP, or DEQ?  If you’re a generator of hazardous waste, you probably know your Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA) regulation. More often than not, you’re familiar with the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) laws on your specific waste streams, your generator status, and […] The post What To Expect From a Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Inspection appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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    Jessica Hope
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    Wastewater Recycling Primer “Wastewater,” though it may conjure an unappetizing image, can certainly be recycled into clean, fresh water. Recycled water is that which is brought in from municipal sewer systems, agricultural applications, and industrial processes. Once treated, however, wastewater may be even more clean than water from your faucet. Freshwater has always been an […] The post From Sewage to Faucet: Wastewater Recycling and Treatment appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
 
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