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  • 3 Self-Care Tips for Summer

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    Jenna
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been all about self-care as of late. Sometimes it’s hard to fit it in or find the balance between caring for myself and caring for my family, work, the dog, the chickens, friends, the yard, and so on. But I’ve found when I make the time to take care of myself, I do a better job at taking care of others. For me, self-care revolves around being active, making healthy choices, and taking some time out. Here are three ways I fit those things into my daily life. 1. Being Active I do something active every single day. If I don’t, I feel edgy and reactive. I find myself…
  • Colo. fire dept. tests new Swedish nozzles

    Firerescue1 Product Articles
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    It's going to be awhile before the department deploys the nozzles in the rigs, but it will probably happen sometime next year
  • Lightning Believed Cause of Fire at a Black Church

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The F.B.I.’s initial assessment is that there was no sign of arson and that lightning was probably to blame for a fire at a church in Greeleyville, S.C., a law enforcement official said.
  • South 2nd Street fire leaves 2 dead, 4 injured - WHAS 11.com (subscription)

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    2 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    The Courier-JournalSouth 2nd Street fire leaves 2 dead, 4 injuredWHAS 11.com (subscription)Sometime before 8 a.m. Thursday, a house in the 1100 block of South 2nd Street caught on fire. Fire crews responded to fight the blaze and it is now under control. The four people that were injured were taken to University of Louisville Hospital. The 2 dead, 4 injured in Old Louisville house fireThe Courier-JournalCrews search for missing people after Old Louisville fatal fireWLKY Louisville2 dead in Louisville apartment fireLexington Herald Leaderall 14 news articles »
  • Safety and the hometown MCI

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    A well-trained firefighter is a safe one, but when a large-scale incident hits home factors like mental health support play a key role
 
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  • South 2nd Street fire leaves 2 dead, 4 injured - WHAS 11.com (subscription)

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    The Courier-JournalSouth 2nd Street fire leaves 2 dead, 4 injuredWHAS 11.com (subscription)Sometime before 8 a.m. Thursday, a house in the 1100 block of South 2nd Street caught on fire. Fire crews responded to fight the blaze and it is now under control. The four people that were injured were taken to University of Louisville Hospital. The 2 dead, 4 injured in Old Louisville house fireThe Courier-JournalCrews search for missing people after Old Louisville fatal fireWLKY Louisville2 dead in Louisville apartment fireLexington Herald Leaderall 14 news articles »
  • Recycling truck fire sparks house fire in Chesapeake - 13newsnow.com

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    WAVY-TVRecycling truck fire sparks house fire in Chesapeake13newsnow.comDivision Chief Simone Gulisano told 13News Now.com that a TFC Recycling truck was on Country Club Blvd. at Las Gaviotas when it caught fire around 8:50 a.m.. "Somehow, the gas ignited. The truck is destroyed, for the most part," he said. "The driver is ...Recycling truck's fuel tank sparks huge fireWAVY-TVRecycling truck catches fire in Chesapeake neighborhoodwtkr.comall 4 news articles »
  • Moreno Valley Fire Stands at 150 Acres, Is 25 Percent Contained; Evacuation ... - KTLA

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    KTLAMoreno Valley Fire Stands at 150 Acres, Is 25 Percent Contained; Evacuation KTLATwo firefighters were injured while battling the so-called Merwin Fire in Moreno Valley, which comrades were able to get 25 percent containment on and lift evacuations Thursday morning after the blaze grew to 150 acres the previous night, Cal Fire Vegetation fire erupts in Moreno Valley; no structures threatenedKABC-TVCrews Continue To Battle 150-Acre Brush Fire In Moreno ValleyCBS LocalFirefighters Hurt Battling Brush Fire in Moreno ValleyNBC Southern CaliforniaPress-Enterpriseall 57 news…
  • Brush Fire Under Control in West Broward Near Alligator Alley - NBC 6 South Florida

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    NBC 6 South FloridaBrush Fire Under Control in West Broward Near Alligator AlleyNBC 6 South FloridaA brush fire that burned at least 250 acres in western Broward County Wednesday near Alligator Alley is mostly under control Thursday morning. Some early hotspots died down, and wind directions kept the smoky smell far away from regional areas.Brush fire reported near Alligator Alley in western Broward CountyLocal 10all 7 news articles »
  • Crews battling fire in Old Louisville - WDRB

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    WDRBCrews battling fire in Old LouisvilleWDRBLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fire crews are battling a fire in Old Louisville. Fire crews were called to the scene of the fire in the 1100 block of S. Second Street near W. Oak and St. Catherine just after 7:30 a.m.. Flames and heavy smoke could be seen and more »
 
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  • CA-RRU Merwin Fire 175 acres. Moreno Valley Extended commitment time of resources. No structures threatened. #CAFire

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    Merwin Fire CA-RRU-74316 Vegetation Fire, Moreno Valley, Riverside CountyEvacuations: Group camp area in Lake Perris State Park being evacuated.Moreno Valley fire— stu mundel (@StringerLA) Update 7-1-15 2300: Fire is now approximately 175 acres. Extended commitment time of resources. No structures threatened. Evacuation of Group Camping area at Lake Perris State Park remains in effect. No injuries reported.Update 7-1-15 2200:  70 acresUpdate 7-1-15 2100:  Fire is approx. 40 acres. Group camp area in Lake Perris State Park being…
  • CA-YNP Yosemite National Park Institutes Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. #CAFire

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Yosemite Institutes Fire RestrictionsRemember too - Fireworks of any kind are not allowed within the park.  Please have a safe Independence Day HolidayYosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 2.13(c):No building, maintaining, attending or…
  • CA-SCU- Highway Fire - Santa Clara County 42 acres, 60% contained, Threat to active oil fields #CAFire

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Highway Fire CA-SCU-Highway Santa Clara CountyUpdate 7-1-15 0700: 42 acres, 60% contained. Threat to active oil fields adjacent to the incident.Update 6-30-15 1745: 50 acres; 50% containedUpdate 6-30-15 1645: 40 acres, spotting hampering containment efforts.Update 6-30-15 1545: 10 acres, burning in brush, 0% contained. Moderate rate of spread. Location: 6 miles southwest of Gilroy, in Santa Clara County.ROS: ModerateFuels: Grass and brushResources: 8 hand crews, C-106, 12 Engines- Gilroy, Cal Fire3 Charlie Strike Teams comingTweet
  • CA-NOD R-2 Fire Lassen County 111 acres, 60% containment. Threat to sage grouse habitat.

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    R-2 Fire: CA-NOD R-2 Fire Shinn Mountain, in Lassen CountyUpdate 7-1-15 1100: 111 acres, 60% containment. Wildfire Threat to the sage grouse habitat.Update 7-1-15 0800:  150 acres, 0% containment. Location: 10 miles southeast of Ravendale, near Shinn Mountain, in Lassen County. ROS: ModerateFuels:  Grass and brush. Concerns: Threat to Sage Grouse habitat.Tweet
  • Fresno: Power Pole Storage Yard Fire [Video] #CAFire

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
     Fresno Fire Power Pole Yard FireUpdate 0900: Due to limited water access the fire is being allowed to burn itself out.Location: Fresno Golden State Road near Highway 99 KTVU - Tweet
 
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  • Firefighters use drone in Maine river rescue

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    They flew a drone with a haul line attached to the middle of the river, and an 18-year-old used it to pull a life jacket from the shore before being rescued
  • Icom America Releases New IDAS F5360D Mobile Radio Series for NXDN Type-C Trunking

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Icom America introduces the F5360D/F6360D, a new VHF/UHF mobile radio series compatible with the NXDN™ Type-C protocol. The new IDAS™ F5360D Series provides wide area coverage and features an integrated GPS receiver and intuitive user interface. Icom's new radio is the mobile companion to the company's new Type-C F3360D handheld series. The new Icom F5360D ...
  • Pierce Manufacturing to Hold Third Annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Historic Lambeau Field

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Fundraiser on September 12, 2015 will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. APPLETON, Wis. (July 2015)- Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is hosting its third annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Last year’s event – with more than 500 participants – was among the largest stair ...
  • NVFC Receives Top ASAE Honors for its Share the Load Program

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:53 am
    Greenbelt, MD (June 2015)-- The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) earned a 2015 ASAE Power of A Gold Award <http://www.thepowerofa.org/awards/> for its Share the Load program <http://www.nvfc.org/help> , a behavioral health program for firefighters, EMTs, and their families. The program features tools and resources to help individuals and departments address behavioral health, including ...
  • Colo. fire dept. tests new Swedish nozzles

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    It's going to be awhile before the department deploys the nozzles in the rigs, but it will probably happen sometime next year
 
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  • Morning Lineup – June 30 – Professional Etiquette

    fossilmedic
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:40 am
    All the world’s problems are solved at the firehouse kitchen. With the event’s of last week – Supreme Court rulings, aftermath of mass murder at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, and a rash of arson at fires at black churches –  kitchen discussions may be more heated than the coffee. The company commander is placed between the municipal government’s expectation that the fire station is a workplace and the firefighter’s belief that this is home to their second family. Two items from  Phoenix Fire Department Professional Standards…
  • Morning Lineup – June 25 – Overwhelmed arson investigators lead to assistant chief early retirement

    fossilmedic
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    Before the 2009 Recession, San Francisco had 12 fire investigators. This year they have 7, some fresh out of investigator certification. And a back log of 300 cases going back four years. KQED describes the current situation The Fire Department has yet to complete investigations into the three fires that killed four people this year: a January blaze at Mission and 22nd streets that killed one man, a blaze at Treat Avenue and 24th Street in March that killed a 13-year-old girl and her father, and a a fire in the city’s North Beach neighborhood the next month that killed one man. Ted…
  • Morning Lineup – June 23 – Desperately Needed Detroit Rigs Delayed

    fossilmedic
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    Detroit was supposed to have 10 new fire engines on the road by the Fourth of July weekend, which has become a more destructive period for fires than Devil’s Night, but a lack of oversight and incessant changes have caused a delay that caught even Mayor Mike Duggan’s Office by surprise. Neavling, Steve (22 June 2015) Detroit’s new fire engines delayed by questionable changes, lack of oversight. Motor City Muckracker Investigative reporter Steve Neavling closely follows the Detroit Fire Department provided this information: But behind the scenes, the process was delayed by about 30…
  • Morning Lineup – June 22 – $15/hour: three factors affecting your pay

    fossilmedic
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:19 am
    The May 28 protest by San Diego paramedics and EMTs generated a lot of commentary about the value of caregivers. Some of it has been brutal. Lets look at three factors impacting ems caregiver pay. A post recession workforce. Phillip Longman identifies this trend: Today’s fiftysomethings may be part of the first generation in American history to experience this kind of lifetime downward mobility, in which at every stage of adult life, they have had less income and less net wealth than did people who were their age ten years before. Phillip Longman (2015 June/July/August) Wealth and…
  • Saturday Cartoon: 1968 Mustang Bullitt

    fossilmedic
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    Big Muscle presenter Mike Musto went out into the Dubai dunes with this 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback, inspired by the car from the iconic film Bullitt. The owner bought this 1968 Mustang in Colorado and shipped back to the UAE. This car originally had 289 cubic inches, but the owner had upgraded to 347 with electronic fuel injection, improved suspension and 5-speed manual TREMEC T-5 transmission system attached to a rear axle equipped with BF Goodrich Radial tires. A much better version of Steve McQueen’s original ride. Click here to see the 1968 movie car chase.
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  • Tactical Mastery - The Fire Service Investment

    FETC
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    What does it take to become the go to guy in the firehouse?  What does it take to step beyond the go to guy and become an "elite" firefighter?  Well, elite firefighters have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort mastering his or her skill set through thousands of hours of training and life experiences. Looking at experience alone, the elite firefighter has often been provided opportunities to succeed from many people who have invested time in said development.  The author Malcomb Gladwell wrote in his book "Outliers" that, "People do not rise from nothing. We do owe something…
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall on Backstepfirefighter.com

    Dave LeBlanc
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    “If everyone on the Team was like me, what kind of Team would it be?” The above quote is attributed to the Navy SEALs. The question it asks is an important one. Would the Team succeed if everyone was like you? Are you putting your best effort in? Imagine if there was a sign above the door to your dayroom that said, “If everyone on the Fire Department was like me, what kind of Fire Department would it be? So often many of us get caught up in who we think are, the image we think we are portraying. The fire service has a mission of ….wait for it….Service. That’s right folks; we are…
  • I guess I technically could have called a mayday?!?!

    Rob Wesley
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    This was our Monday afternoon cover assignment, that went horribly wrong at 1:50 in the afternoon..... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/crash-involving-burns-harbor-fire-truck-caused-by-second-driver/article_c9fbbdcf-9ddb-5a17-baa0-29a536311270.html
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    Stephen Smith
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Hello my name is Stephen Smith I am a 28-year-old quadriplegic with a physical disability called cerebral palsy and I use an electric wheelchair for my mobility needs
  • Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots on BackstepFirefighter.com

    Dave LeBlanc
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    The musings of a confused fireman firefighter Disclaimer: I am not, have never been, will not be, against any research that can be used to make our job safer. We all know firefighting is ‘inherently dangerous’ because it says so on every piece of equipment we wear. Anything we can do to improve our ability to accomplish the mission, protecting life and property, should be thoroughly investigated. Like so many of you, I am only passing through this job. I may have spent most of my adult life as a firefighter, but in terms of how long we have been fighting fires, that’s just a drop in…
 
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  • My Fitness Story

    The First Twenty
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    See how setting goals, staying motivated, and making small foundational changes can have huge results in Lieutenant Robby Owens, Sr.'s personal wellness story. My Fitness Story Some fitness articles and web sites offer suggestions on nutrition to workout programming and everything in between. Often times, the ones offering these suggestions look like they are right out of muscle and fitness, or the accompanying pictures are of fitness models with 6-pack abs, and ripped muscles. This is done in an attempt to motivate you to push yourself and to visualize what you can obtain. In reality, this…
  • Step up and Be Heard by Our Friends at the NFPA

    Bobby Halton
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    So often we hear folks say that they don’t get a chance to have input especially when it comes to our NFPA standards well the reason for that is we often don’t take advantage of our opportunities. The wisdom and the good judgment that’s out there in the fire service is hard to describe, those who have actually been in that inner chamber and have seen the power of fire are the ones who are best able to illuminate our standards through that self-kindled fire of knowledge inside of them. These two standards NFPA 1500 and NFPA 1582 are two of the most critical and important standards ever…
  • MFA #2 - STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING FOR DUMMIES: With apologies to Eddie Buchanan and the ISFSI

    Mark J. Cotter
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Despite the irreverent title of this blog entry, I'm a fan of SLICE-RS, the acronym for a step-wise approach to controlling structure fires (See MFA #1 - Unlearning).  This synthesis of fire dynamics research findings and tactics, developed through the efforts of dedicated scientists and innovative fire service professionals, has rendered the process of structural firefighting easier, safer, and more efficient.  And, If you're like most of the firefighters with whom I've discussed these new concepts, your initial reaction will be skepticism, with some even bordering on hostility. My take is…
  • Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Warrior Mentality - by David Rhodes   I was disturbed when I heard a fire service leader state that “we need to get rid of the fire service of the firefighter warrior mentali…

    David Rhodes
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Warrior Mentality - by David Rhodes I was disturbed when I heard a fire service leader state that “we need to get rid of the fire service of the firefighter warrior mentality” and although the context of discussion was interior firefighting and firefighter safety I thought of one of my favorite military quotes: “Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” –…
  • Sizing Up the Situation

    Jonah Smith
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:38 pm
    After we are dispatched to the call and speed to the scene to save the day, the most important part of the arrival of a fire apparatus besides pulling the first line and forcing the door is the size up by the first in officer and the initial actions that he/she orders. If everyone stays informed as they arrive and communication remains clear on the fireground, then the emergency will be mitigated much more efficiently. The first arriving officer or acting officer must paint an unmistakably clear picture for all units responding to the scene. The officer needs to remain clear and concise so as…
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  • DEADLY JULY: NJ, Storm King, CT, NJ & More-VIDEO (The Secret List)

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
     Hey, Please take a moment to read about these fires-and the Firefighters who lost their lives. Please pass it on, to your troops - and compare your ops to these, your staffing, resources and training. Pass these on to whoever may be able to learn from these sacrifices. These aren't just stories-but opportunities for us all to learn and train-and honor these Firefighters. ==THE HACKENSACK FORD FIRE: July 1, 1988 was when the infamous 60-ton bow strung truss roof collapsed at a working fire at Hackensack Ford killing Capt. Richard L. Williams, 53, Firefighter William Krejsa, 51, and…
  • Texas Fire Official Refutes Injured Firefighter’s Claims

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    A Central Bell County Fire and Rescue official is refuting claims that a firefighter injured in a rollover accident involving a fire truck in April is destitute and living out of his car.Joseph Owsley, 22, told KWTX for a story on Sunday that he lost his job at a convenience store because of injuries he suffered in the rollover and is now homeless and living out of his car.The story prompted a negative backlash against the volunteer fire department that an official says is unwarranted."They can't believe we're not helping them, and they don't know that because they don't know the full story,"…
  • 2 Firefighters Killed @ Same FD: Don't Mind Your Business (The Secret List)

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
     All, Within just a few days-a fire department in West Virginia lost two members in off duty crashes. Another crash left a FF dead in the NE-leaving 3 little kids and a wife behind. The 2nd one, (in West Virginia) happened this morning at around 0300, killing 22 year old Firefighter Brandon Mooney.   22 years old.    Mooney was driving a Jeep when he lost control, causing it to roll over several times before landing over a hillside. The Jeep went several hundred feet before stopping. All four of the people inside the vehicle were thrown from the Jeep. None of them were…
  • Major Fire at Genesis Rescue Systems, near Dayton, Ohio

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    An industrial fire at Genesis Rescue Products rendered the building and its contents a total loss, Kettering Fire Chief Tom Butts said.Heavy flames and smoke could be seen for milesCause of fire under investigationFire crews continue to put out hot spots Wednesday morningThe fire, believed to have started in the rear of the one-story facility in the 2700 block of Culver Avenue, is under investigation, Butts said, noting “we have no idea at this time why it started.”He said there is “nothing suspicious whatsoever” about the fire that burned through most of the roof and…
  • 2 FIREFIGHTERS FROM THE SAME FIRE DEPARTMENT KILLED....DON'T MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    Within just a few days-a fire department in West Virginia lost two members in off duty crashes. Another crash left a FF dead in the NE-leaving 3 little kids and a wife behind. The 2nd one, (in West Virginia) happened this morning at around 0300, killing 22 year old Firefighter Brandon Mooney.22 years old. Mooney was driving a Jeep when he lost control, causing it to roll over several times before landing over a hillside. The Jeep went several hundred feet before stopping. All four of the people inside the vehicle were thrown from the Jeep. None of them were wearing seatbelts. Three…
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  • Why We Need to Take the ‘Fire’ Out of ‘Fire Department’ – Let’s Discuss

    The Fire Critic
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Unfortunately, the author does not give an answer to his question. His data and argument is that we run more EMS calls than Fire calls. Tell me something I don't already know. I think that Portland State University should get their money back.
  • Caught on Video: Woman Rescued from Fire in Rochester, NY

    The Fire Critic
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    This fire was video'd by a youtuber who lives nearby the residence. I started the video out where the fire coverage starts. Watch as firefighters rescue a woman from the house. More on the fire here. The fire happened yesterday June 29th.
  • Iron Fox Axes – Product Snapshot

    The Fire Critic
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I received 2 Iron Fox Axes from Engine Co. Apparel. *The video above and 3 below are from Iron Fox Axe. Note: Engine Co. Apparel currently has a 10% Off July 4th special. Use the coupon code “independence” by July 4th for the discount. I have wanted to get my hands on one of these ...
  • Video: Houston Fire Station 51 Goes To Jobs…

    The Fire Critic
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    Houston Fire Station 51 ABC and D Shifts footage of fires made in 2015.
  • Helmet Cam: House Burns Second Time in Kansas City

    The Fire Critic
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    House fire. If you listen to the firefighters you will learn that they had a fire in the same house the last shift. The firefighters discuss what they know of the dwelling as they arrive.
 
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  • Training for the Columbus Marathon: 12 Tips for Beach Vacation Running

    Jenna
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Training for the Columbus Marathon on the beaches of Emerald Isle was quite enjoyable this year. Maybe it felt so good because I’ve gotten used to beach vacation running. Or maybe it’s because I went in with a good attitude. Or maybe it’s a fluke. But these are the things I thought to share with you while running on the beach this summer—just in case you’re heading to the beach during training season too. 1. Run early. Really, really early. For my second run, I walked down the steps just before sunrise (5:59 AM). Best choice ever. I ran toward the rising sun, and…
  • 3 Self-Care Tips for Summer

    Jenna
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been all about self-care as of late. Sometimes it’s hard to fit it in or find the balance between caring for myself and caring for my family, work, the dog, the chickens, friends, the yard, and so on. But I’ve found when I make the time to take care of myself, I do a better job at taking care of others. For me, self-care revolves around being active, making healthy choices, and taking some time out. Here are three ways I fit those things into my daily life. 1. Being Active I do something active every single day. If I don’t, I feel edgy and reactive. I find myself…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: Time Apart

    Jenna
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:31 am
    The boys haven’t spent much time together since Saturday due to the illness—now officially identified as strep—making its way through our home. I’ve separated the two mostly, minus running errands and sitting near one another for popsicles on the porch. It’s not their favorite thing. For all the close-proximity aggravating they do of one another, they don’t like alone time very much. I can’t yet decide if this is good or not. Me? I love my alone time, probably too much. I don’t like crowds. I don’t like groups. I prefer to be one-on-one…
  • Half a Month

    Jenna
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    I’ve spent half a month home with the boys. We’ve done a lot of things. It’s felt really great in a lot of ways. But. It’s also felt challenging on a number of levels. Truth: I’ve never simply stayed home with my sons. When I left the newsroom in 2006, I already had a contract lined up to work from home. In those nine years, I’ve worked steadily through pregnancy and bed rest, through breastfeeding and potty training, through vacations and baseball games, through preschool and the transition into elementary school. Over the years, I found my groove. I…
  • 2015 Columbus Marathon Training: Day One!

    Jenna
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    I thought to myself last week, “Oh, I should probably do the math and figure out when I need to start training for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon.” It turns out that I needed to start training this week, as in today, in order to run an 18-week training plan. Good thing I looked last week! Of course, it’s mid-June which means running in mid-Ohio feels like swimming. The temperatures hit the upper-80s to lower-90s most days now while the humidity likes to do crazy things like hang out around 80%. I sweat just walking out in the morning to let the…
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  • Spot fire from Sleepy Hollow Fire burned commercial structures 1.2 miles from main fire

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:56 pm
    The map above is a 3-D rendering of the perimeter of the Sleepy Hollow Fire that burned into Wenatchee in central Washington Sunday, June 28. The map is looking west, and was produced after a mapping... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Outlook for wildfire potential through October, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center has issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for July through October. The data represents the cumulative forecasts of the... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Smoke map, July 1, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Smoke from wildfires in Canada is visiting much of the eastern United States today. Fires in Oregon are also contributing particulates to the atmosphere, but in much smaller quantities, comparatively. This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Abundant lightning in California, Utah, and Nevada

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Lightning has been hammering parts of California, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, and Nevada during the last two days, especially on Tuesday and Tuesday night. The maps below show the strikes that... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Oregon: Corner Creek, Blue Basin, and Sugarloaf Fires

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Firefighters have been busy in central Oregon for the last week after the area got hammered by lightning. The spread of the Sugarloaf Fire, 7 miles north of Dayville, is slowing and some of the... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
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  • Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With

    Jordan Rodewald
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    4 Items That Are Perfect for Repurposed Metal Projects The next time you have metals to dispose of, think twice about simply recycling them and, of course, don’t even think about throwing them in the trash. You might be surprised at how you can repurpose them. Recently, repurposing items—metal in particular—has become a major trend. From […] The post Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What the Latest “Waters of the United States” Rule Means

    Jordan Rodewald
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Clarifying “Waters of the United States“ Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule under the Clean Water Act that further defines the scope of the “waters of the United States.” Under the rule, there are three categories of waters for which the reach of federal jurisdiction, for […] The post What the Latest “Waters of the United States” Rule Means appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Pesticides

    Jordan Rodewald
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The Popularity of Pesticides With summer comes the unpleasant accompaniment of the insects that, at times, can create misery in our lives. From farmers to homeowners, many people turn to pesticides to control whatever inconvenience they may be experiencing—and there are a wide range of uses. In fact, in 2007—according to an EPA published report—the […] The post Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Pesticides appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • The Surprising Negative Impacts of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats

    Jordan Rodewald
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats Walk into the kitchen of any restaurant and you’ll find plenty of vegetable oils on the premises. In fact, most of us are aware they go a long way in ensuring the foods we enjoy are appeasing to our taste buds. However, if […] The post The Surprising Negative Impacts of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Recycling Household Electronic Waste Is Easier Than You Think

    Jordan Rodewald
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Electronic Waste: An Inconvenient Reality Chances are you probably have amassed a hefty chunk of electronic waste (e-waste) in your living space over the years. Dusty jewel cases filled with CDs, boxes of remote controls from TVs you junked long ago, and perhaps even a few old computers. You’re not alone. Many people have a […] The post Recycling Household Electronic Waste Is Easier Than You Think appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
 
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