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  • Firefighter Injured In Jeffersonville Apartment Fire

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A fire at an apartment building in Jeffersonville Monday night sent a resident and a firefighter to University of Louisville Hospital and displaced 16 families. The blaze occurred about 10:30 p.m. at Executive …
  • House Fire Blamed On Lightning: No Injuries In Four-alarm Blaze

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Firefighters battled a four-alarm house fire Thursday caused when lightning struck it during a passing thundershower. Shortly after 6 p.m., two occupants of the home on 36 Long Meadow Farm Drive fled to safety …
  • 4 Children Killed In SW Philly Fire

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Four children were killed early Saturday when a fire that apparently started in a couch on a porch spread quicky to neighboring row homes in Southwest Philadelphia, engulfing eight of them in flames, officials …
  • Kingston Man Dies In Collision With Fire Truck

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A 48-year-old Kingston man died Friday morning in traffic collision involving a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue truck. Shortly after 11 a.m. Friday the pumper truck heading south on Miller Bay Road NE attempted to …
  • Wildland Fire Scorches South San Jose Hills

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On Monday, June 30, 2014, at 1340 PM, 9-1-1 calls began to flood the San Jose Fire Department communications center with reports of a vegetation fire in the Santa Teresa Hills above Curie Drive on the citys south …
 
 
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    LAFD News & Information

  • LAFD Battles Encino Apartment Blaze that Claims Two Lives

    LAFD
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    ENCINO - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) extinguished an apartment fire that claimed two lives and hospitalized six, including one firefighter.Just before 9:00 PM on August 28, 2014, firefighters responded to 5330 Lindley Avenue to find a three-story center-hallway apartment building over a parking structure, with one unit on the third floor well involved in flames. An aggressive attack ensued and additional firefighters were quickly requested.Over 100 firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Al Valle, fully extinguished the flames in just over one…
  • Venice Beach Lightning Strike Survivor Reunites with Rescuers

    LAFD
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    VENICE  – On the afternoon of July 27, 2014, a bolt of lightning from an unexpected summer storm struck Venice Beach. LA County Fire Department  (LACoFD) Lifeguards and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) units sprang into action to assist numerous injured people. The first person rescued from the ocean was 56-year-old Robert Kilroy, an off-duty seasonal LA County Lifeguard and a professional chiropractor. Dr. Kilroy was pulled by his 15-year-old daughter Emily from the water in cardiac arrest. First responders began immediate CPR on Dr. Kilroy and transported him to Ronald…
  • No Functional Smoke Alarms in Fatal Los Angeles Fire

    LAFD
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    FAIRCREST HEIGHTS – A male in his 70’s, two dogs and a bird were found dead in a burning home Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 4:51 PM on August 24, 2014 to the report of a structure fire at 1568 South Point View Street in the Faircrest Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Firefighters arrived quickly to find heavy smoke showing from the attic of a one story 1,544 square-foot home. Access was difficult due to excessive storage in front yard, back yard, roof and throughout the 80 year old residence. During fire attack, LAFD responders discovered a man…
  • Napa Earthquake - A Reminder to Prepare

    LAFD
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    A strong earthquake near Napa in Northern California this week, reminds us that disasters can strike without warning. What would you do... ...if basic services - water, gas, electricity and telephones - were entirely cut off? ...if roads were impassible or neighborhood firefighters were committed to major emergencies and unable to reach you right away?The answer is Preparedness!The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department want you and your family to be safe. Here are some tips for getting and staying prepared:Know the types of disasters that can occur in your community.Make a family…
  • LAFD Battles 30 Acre Van Nuys Brush Fire

    LAFD
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    VAN NUYS - Over 125 firefighters battled a brush fire that erupted within the Sepulveda basin on August 22, 2014, scorching 30 acres.Just before 4:00 PM the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the 15700 block of Burbank Boulevard to find thick brush and trees on fire in the Sepulveda basin.A 10 mph southerly wind began blowing embers, creating several spot fires. The flames quickly spread to 10-acres and began burning two different areas, South and North of Burbank Boulevard, prompting the Incident Commander to create two separate branches of…
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  • Apollo MedFlight (TX) Chooses Aladtec for Staff Scheduling and Data Management Solutions

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Untitled Document This organization requires tools that allow them to be as flexible as possible in the extremely fluid environment of air medical transport. Amarillo, TX - The medical team at Apollo MedFlight continually looks for new ...
  • Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Announce More Winners in 2014 Gear Giveaway

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the NVFC have announced the second round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway. The Cape Ferrelo Rural Fire Protection District (Brookings, OR) and the Stratton (CO) Volunteer Fire Dept. will each receive four sets of new, Globe turnout gear.
  • FDNY Christens BullEx Shipboard Simulator

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Untitled Document Randall’s Island, NY - BullEx is proud to have been chosen for the task of preparing FDNY members to keep their 520 miles of coastline safe. The FDNY christened a new BullEx Shipboard Simulator named “Port ...
  • Original Footwear Purchases Altama and Wellco Footwear Brands

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    STOCKTON, CA (August, 2014) - Original S.W.A.T.®, the leading value-minded tactical footwear manufacturer, is pleased to announce that our company, Original Footwear, has purchased the majority of the assets of Tactical Holdings and Operations Inc. as of August 15th, 2014. Most notably we welcome the Wellco and Altama companies—brands with a wealth of history, research, and footwear technology. These ...
  • 5 innovative technologies developed by first responders

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Check them out and see how they can benefit your department
 
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    28 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    “Moving Out So That Others Can Move Up….” THE NOW-FORMER FIRE CHIEF of Sangerville, Maine, pleaded guilty to using town money to fill the gas tank in his personal vehicle, according to Christopher Almy, district attorney for Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.   The violations took place scores of times over several years.  Bangor Daily News is reporting: Charles “Chuck” Beane pleaded guilty to Class C felony theft in a Dover-Foxcroft courtroom Aug. 18, Almy said. Under a deferred disposition agreement, Beane will be required to pay nearly $1,700 in restitution to…
  • Fire Damages 8 Homes in Pennsylvania

    firegeezer
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    One Year After a Similar Fire in Same Block SIX ROW HOUSES IN Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, were damaged by a fire Tuesday evening and two more suffered smoke and water damage.  The fire which was reported shortly after 6 pm began in the rear of one of the 3-story homes and spread into two of them before moving laterally through four others. Republican Herald The size and location of the blaze brought six aerials to the scene and while it was contained and knocked down in about two hours, the fires continued to smolder along until after several hours later. The Pottsville Republican Herald…
  • Popular Pub Destroyed in New Haven Overnight

    firegeezer
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Fire Began While Patrons Were Dining THE OWNER OF DELANEY’S TAPROOM AND RESTAURANT in New Haven, Connecticut, heard some popping sounds coming from the basement around 5 pm Monday evening.  When he went downstairs to investigate he discovered sparks coming from the electrical panel.  Peter Gremse immediately pulled the fire alarm and told his employees to evacuate all the customers from the tavern. While the fire department responded quickly and escalated the response, eventually going to three alarms, the fire had already gotten into the walls of the 100+ years-old building and it…
  • Fed-Up Babysitter Torches Unruly Kids’ Bedrooms

    firegeezer
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    She’d Had Enough AN AUSTIN, TEXAS, WOMAN WAS ARRESTED and charged this past Thursday for setting fires in two bedrooms used by girls she had been babysitting. The Austin American-Statesman reports: Martha Carolyn Dreher (age 57) has been charged with arson, a first-degree felony, after an Aug. 9 house fire in the 7900 block of RM 2222 , an arrest warrant affidavit said. She could face up to 99 years if convicted. Austin Police photo Dreher had worked for the home’s owner by babysitting his daughters, but because they were on vacation with their father, she was watching the family’s…
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  • MY DAD MY HERO

    scottyv
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    my father is an Air Force Veteran, and a 40 year member of Northwood Engine Company 2 Volunteer FD in Hopatcong NJ, he is a true hero who taught me right from wrong, and how to be a man, he taught me to hunt, and to fish, to build fires, and how to be prepared and survive in any emergency situations, he has helped many many people, and would and has given the shirt off his back for anyone, rich or poor, good or bad, weather they deserved help or not, and even when he had nothing to give, he would still find a way to help, and never asked anything in return, now he is struggling to fight…
  • Patches Moldova

    Pompierul Moldova
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Dear friends!!! Really happy that you are visiting my personal Firemen Patches collection page Pompierul.md. My name is Igor and I am the first Captain of the rescue service, Head of the Firefighters and Rescue Unit from Orhei, Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova. I have been collecting firemen patches since 2011 and I am still a young collector, though with a nice world-wide daily growing pack. If you are interested in collecting firemen patches, please, do give me a helping hand at increasing the number of articles…
  • Small Town Quint

    Jeff Rollins
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Need some pointers for a small department looking to get a used ladder truck (quint) in the future. i.e. do's and don'ts.
  • Women and Children First on Backstep Firefighter

    Dave LeBlanc
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Unselfish service toward others What does this mean? Quite simply it means that the less able are supposed to be assisted of the sinking ship before the able body males and the ship’s crew. Maritime law (or operational norm) grew from a sense of responsibility the mariners had for the value of human life, and while we can argue that there are as many able bodied women as there are non-able bodied males, the bigger picture was with the exception t of those needed to operate life boats the crew was the last to leave. Yes that is right, the passengers came FIRST! The Fire Service that I grew…
  • We Want To Be Everywhere

    Billy Schmidt
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Yes, as chief officers we want to be everywhere. We manage multiple fire stations and lead teams of firefighters and officers. We want to visit every station and listen to all of their stories, suggestions, and yes, criticisms. We want be at the fires, the bad motor vehicle accidents, and maybe even some of the medical calls. We want to get things done for them that will help them do their jobs. We want to help them grow. But we can’t be everywhere. Or can we? In essence, we need to remember our role and embed ourselves deeply into it with the intent of developing a local influence that…
 
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • The IMFSE is renewed by Europe!

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    The IMFSE (International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering: www.imfse.ugent.be) Management Board is proud to announce that the IMFSE program has been labelled ‘a very interesting and valuable Erasmus Mundus Master course’ after official Quality Review assessment by the European Commission. As a result, the IMFSE program has been formally included to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) Catalogue of EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). The IMFSE program scores particularly well in terms of ‘relevance’ and ‘attractiveness’. The…
  • Edinburgh Student wins 2014 SFPE Student Scholar Award!

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Many congratulations to Alastair Bartlett, a 2014 MEng Graduate in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, who has been awarded the 2014 Student Scholar Award from the Educational and Scientific Foundation of the SFPE. The award was made for Alastair's MEng Thesis, entitled "Charring Rates for Cross Laminated Timber under Standard and Non-Standard Heating Scenarios," which was supervised by Luke Bisby and Rory Hadden.Alastair will present his work at the SFPE Annual Conference in California this autumn, and has recently signed up to undertake an…
  • SiF 2014 – New city, new conference sessions, same old story?

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Views from a post-doc The 8th international conference on Structures in Fire was held in the massive and ever changing city of Shanghai from 11thto 13th June 2014. A large delegation from Edinburgh attended the conference, many for their first taste of this conference series, and many of the delegation had the opportunity to present their research, with 7 oral papers and one poster paper being presented.  The conference attracted over 250 delegates from all around the world (apart, yet again, from Africa).Bund - Shanghai (Copyright D.Rush)This year 282 two-page extended abstracts were…
  • SiF 2014 conference - Shanghai: Paper and Posters

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    A strong Edinburgh delegation presented several papers at the 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire, held in Shanghai in June 2014.  The titles and authors of the papers are listed below (Edinburgh authors highlighted in bold), and the proceedings of the conference can be found at http://www.structuresinfire.com/Title: Towards fragility analysis for structural fire resistance: residual capacity of concrete columnsAuthors: D. Rush, L. Bisby, I. Ioannou and T. RossettoProceeding pages: 459 - 466Title: Deformation and response of continuous and restrained post-tensioned…
  • Congratulations to the IMFSE Class of 2014!

    25 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    Monday the 26 June marked the graduation of the 3rd cohort of students from our International Master in Fire Safety Engineering which we run with the Universities of Ghent and Lund.There were three parts to an action packed day hosted by the University of Ghent in what must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.Ghent - surely one of the most beautiful cities in the worldIn the morning the students presented their thesis work. The topics ranged from egress modelling to structures in fire and advanced CFD to performance based design. The students excelled at this and the 7 minutes…
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  • Make It Count

    Bill Carey
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    We're only here for a little while. Each day someone from each side(s) calls or writes me, pissed off at the world over all the debates in the fire service. Passion, tradition, pride, education, frustration, etc. it all comes to a head. I don't have all the answers and am very, very, very far from being a solution but the past has taught me that time is short. Make your time meaningful in your own way. Keep it simple Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com…
  • Are you dedicated?

    P.J. Norwood
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Seriously, are you truly dedicated to the fire service? Before we debate your dedication to the fire service lets first look at the definition of dedication. Dedication - the quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose. You will quickly notice it does not mention or measure someone’s dedication. There is no calculation to quantify your level of dedication.  There are many levels that different individuals dedicate to the fire service. Some put themselves out there 24/7, reading, writing, learning, sharing, taking every training seminar, webcast etc. Some firefighters are…
  • Hump Day SOS - Losing Our Experts

    David Rhodes
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Losing Our Experts A few years back you had your engine guys and your truck guys. You had the guy in the department that was the expert in friction loss and nozzle flow. You had your expert in elevators. You had your guy that knew how to write the truck specifications. The go to guy in forcible entry, the go to guy for search, the go to guy for just about whatever you wanted to know. These experts were true craftsmen who spent their spare time studying what others were doing in other cities. They were constantly devouring any new information on their chosen area (their passion). Unfortunately…
  • Rhetorical Lesson No.12: Would Fewer Basics Work in Reducing Our LODDs?

    Bill Carey
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Is over a dozen too many for the upcoming and speed-reading generations? Back in 2004 we were given 16 items, "Life Safety Initiatives", to help reduce line of duty deaths and they have been working. But 10 years, many changes, heated discussions and generations of firefighters later, could we make a change to reach more of the low-hanging fruit? The firefighters, line officers and chief officers on the job now are different generations that learn, communicate and share differently than the generation that crated the LSI's. Law Enforcement, through the Below 100 organization (the loose…
  • Changing Terminology = Same Previous Tactics

    Jeremy Rebok
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    I have recently been awarded my Graduate Membership from the Institute of Fire Engineers, and what a learning process it has been in regards to studying the fire service.  Much emphasis is placed on advanced studies and the compliance with firefighter safety and fire prevention.  Re-living previous studies and classroom presentations are a must in this business in order for you to progress as a firefighter, company officer, and as an incident commander. Just yesterday, Captain Jason Hoevelmann made an interesting statement in regards to the studies coming from UL, NIST and IFSI studies of…
 
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  • HELP NEEDED FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT WERE BURNED LAST WEEK IN THE TOWER LADDER ELECTRICAL SHOCK INCIDENT, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The families of Campbellsville, Kentucky (FF's burned in tower ladder electric shock) Captain Tony Grider and Firefighter Alex Quinn want to express their appreciation for all the thoughts, prayers, calls, visits, messages of support, and department patches that have been received.  The outpouring of support has been more than overwhelming. The patches have been placed in each firefighter's room as visible signs of the support that has poured in. --PLEASE SEND PATCHES:Fire departments and fire/rescue/EMS companies wishing to send patches (two would be appreciated) can please…
  • HELP NEEDED re: KY FF's Burned In Tower Ladder Incident (The Secret List)

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
     All, The families of Campbellsville, Kentucky (FF's burned in tower ladder electric shock) Captain Tony Grider and Firefighter Alex Quinn want to express their appreciation for all the thoughts, prayers, calls, visits, messages of support, and department patches that have been received.  The outpouring of support has been more than overwhelming. The patches have been placed in each firefighter’s room as visible signs of the support that has poured in. --PLEASE SEND PATCHES: Fire departments and fire/rescue/EMS companies wishing to send patches (two would be appreciated) can…
  • Medevac Crash-LODD, Catchphrase? Share The Load, 17,000 FF's (The Secret List)

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    MEDICAL FLIGHT CRASHES IN NEW MEXICO The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com  We regret to pass on that New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces. New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport and was headed to Phoenix at a low altitude before it crashed and burst into flames Wednesday evening. State Police identified the crew members killed as 29-year-old pilot Freddy Martinez, 27-year-old flight paramedic Tauren Summers and 35-year-old flight nurse Monica Chavez,…
  • MAYDAY AT OREGON FIRE FOLLOWING SMOKE EXPLOSION

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Firefighters had to call for help while putting out a fire at a commercial building in Oregon City Wednesday morning.A passer-by called 911 to report the fire in a shopping center on Molalla Avenue near May Street just before 5 a.m.Firefighters responding to the scene made a mayday call after a backdraft threw two crew members back about 10 feet. One firefighter was injured and taken to the hospital with minor burns.Firefighters said they had the flames under control by 6:45. They said it appeared the fire started in the back of the building.Investigators have not yet determined what caused…
  • CLOSE CALL - ROOF COLLAPSE AFTER 3 MINUTES

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Crews operating at a commercial fire had been operating inside approximately three minutes when the roof collapsed. Members were at the back of the structure and had to extinguish burning roof material and crawl over and through it in order to make their way back the front door to exit the structure. The hose line had to be left in place as the debris had completely covered the line. Use thermal imaging camera upon entry to assess the overhead and unseen conditions prior to making entry and proceeding deep into a burning structure. ...
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    Fire Critic

  • Video: 3-11 Alarm Commercial Fire in Chicago

    The Fire Critic
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Video by: SRResquire. Video info: Chicago 3-11 alarm in a large vacant commercial building. 2 snorkels, 2 tower ladders, new turret wagon plus numerous other streams
  • Helmet Cam: Short Video of Roof Vent Via Aerial Platform

    The Fire Critic
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Video by: Anthony Bendele. Video info: Short clip from my helmet cam at a working dwelling fire in the city this morning. This was right after I got done making my cut and we were clearing it before moving towards the charlie side to make my next cut. I will post the rest of the video after the investigation is done and I get the ok to.
  • Video: Commercial Fire in Erie County, NY

    The Fire Critic
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:08 am
    Radio traffic with pictures and video thereafter. Video by: Erie County New York Incidents. Video info: Blasdell FD 3rd Alarm Warehouse Fire – Blasdell, NY 250 Lake ave – Samuel & Sons Police were on location reporting an unknown type fire in warehouse Blasdell 9 went on location reporting possible rubbish in the complex. Blasdell 9 further reported a 150×100 warehouse fully involved through the roof with an exposure problem of a 400 x 400 warehouse and requested Tankers to the scene. A 3rd alarm mutual aid to the scene was requested for manpower and water supply.
  • Our Stories: The Type 1 Diabetic Firefighter

    The Fire Critic
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    These stories are shared by firefighters to enable, educate, and encourage other firefighters who have similar experiences, unique characteristics, or may not understand the adversity of their brother and sister firefighters. Many of these stories are submitted/shared anonymously due to the nature of the story and the need for anonymity. Do not assume you know or understand other firefighters battles. The degree of adversity in the stories cannot be judged by others, take them as they are shared and share them with other firefighters if you see fit.  If you have something to share,…
  • A Dose of Motivation For Firefighters

    The Fire Critic
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Video by: Michael Moshier. Video info: Motivational video depicting the life of a pontiac firefighter. Its not about the money, its the love of the job and the brotherhood. We leave our family in the morning only to pray we can return to them 24 hours later!
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  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Back to the Library

    Jenna
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    We’re working to settle into a school year routine. We’ve got soccer practice on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and by evening I mean five o’flippin’ clock, so I’m usually making dinner while on a conference call. As we always end up with Thursday evenings, the boys will miss the first few months of Children’s Choir, cheating us out of our one hour Thursday night dates. Homework gets done right after school. Right now it’s the easy stuff: read for 15 minutes, go over the math facts you already know, do this worksheet that is eleven billion times…
  • Recipe: Hershey’s Syrups, Cream Cheese, and a Dippin’ Good Time

    Jenna
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Do you know what my favorite thing about get togethers is? Summer, spring, winter, fall? Dips. I adore dips. Sweet dips, savory dips, sweet-and-savory dips. Dips for chips. Dips for fruit. Dips for pretzels and cookies and, well, spoons. Basically, I could eat an entire course of just dips. An entire meal even! My children have inherited my love of all things dip. They love dipping everything from chips to fruit in any number of dips. So when Hershey’s asked me to make something with their delicious syrups, I decided to make… yes, you guessed it: dip! I made three…
  • Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: Time to Take Hydration and Fueling Seriously

    Jenna
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The Columbus Marathon is in 55 days, or 1 month and 24 days from today. I have 8 weeks left to train for the Columbus Half Marathon as I just finished my eighth week of training. This past week was a recovery week. It didn’t feel like it at the time, as I jammed my four miles, four miles, four miles, and six miles into a four day span, Monday through Thursday. By the end of my six miler on Thursday, my legs were tired, weak, and I was done. But it was okay, because I was done for the week. I learned about flexibility in scheduling with my first half, and have learned time and time again…
  • Sunday Links: August 24, 2014

    Jenna
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Oh, thank goodness. I thought for sure when I posted Sunday Links last week, that I would read anything anyone wrote this week, Sunday would roll around, and I’d have nothing to share. Nope. I made time to read blogs and click links people shared on Facebook and follow a few rabbit trails. Here’s what moved me this week: requiescat in pace: If you only read one thing on this list or today or tomorrow or all week or all month, let it be this beautiful tribute. It starts out one way and takes you another, pulling at heartstrings and making you think all in the same beautiful breath.
  • My Voices of the Year Video: The Bridge That Is Any Bridge

    Jenna
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    I’ve been reluctant to share the video here and elsewhere for various reasons. There’s that thing where you’re looking down and reading something and you end up with approximately eleven chins even though you don’t have eleven chins. You know this on a logical basis; you know this on an “it doesn’t matter how many chins I have” basis. But still, you look and you see chins. And you listen and you hear your tiny little child voice and think, “Why didn’t my voice age with me?” And your hair keeps falling in your eyes. And your posture…
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Throwback Thursday

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Between August 24 and 30, 2008, these were some of the topics we covered on Wildfire Today: –A vegetation fire in Redding, California burned 130 acres and caused evacuations near the Sacramento... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • A firefighter life-flighted to hospital after engine rollover in Oregon

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    A firefighter was transported by ambulance and then by a life flight helicopter to a hospital after an engine rollover in Oregon on July 18, 2014. According to the preliminary “24-Hour... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Lightning ignites fire in palm tree farm

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    “Lone Ranger” sent us a report about a rarely seen vegetation fire that occurred August 21 in Borrego Springs, a desert community 50 miles northeast of San Diego, California. ****... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Montana Fire Chief dies one month after vehicle accident

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Dave Anderson, a volunteer Fire Chief in Fort Shaw, Montana died Monday, a month after he was injured in a traffic accident. Cascade County Deputy Coroner Jason Boyd said the Chief died as a result... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Video of of the Carlton Complex of fires in Washington

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Carlton Complex, Methow Fires. from BROTHERDOUG on Vimeo. Doug Irvine describes this beautifully shot video: I was recently in the Methow Valley on a personal project, documenting the Carlton Complex... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
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    Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Electronic Receipts: Should You Go Paperless?

    Jessica Hope
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Electronic Receipts: Should You Go Paperless? If you do much shopping, you have almost certainly heard an associate ask a question like this when closing out your sale: “Would you like your receipt in the bag, or e-mailed to you?” This is the relatively new phenomenon of electronic (or digital) receipts – the option of a customer collecting […] The post Electronic Receipts: Should You Go Paperless? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What You Need to Know About Organic Waste

    Jessica Hope
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    What It Is Organic waste, or biodegradable waste, is a natural refuse type that comes from plants or animals. It comes in manifold forms – biodegradable plastics, food waste, green waste, paper waste, manure, human waste, sewage, and slaughterhouse waste. Why Landfills Don’t Work Most organic products sound innocuous enough – they are natural, after all. […] The post What You Need to Know About Organic Waste appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Lead Contamination in Shooting Ranges

    Jessica Hope
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Shooting Ranges: The Lead Contamination Danger It probably won’t surprise you to hear that lead contamination is a nasty business, but a little repetition is usually worth its nuisance when framed in a new context. Lead can be a pretty scary element. Prolonged exposure to lead contamination leads to an accumulation inside the body, which can, in […] The post Lead Contamination in Shooting Ranges appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 9 Tips for Safely Handling Flammable Solvents

    Jessica Hope
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Flammable chemicals, like solvents, have widespread usage for a legion of needs – but because they’re dangerous, it’s important to keep in mind that caution and extreme care should always be exercised. Fire Prevention Measures for Solvents To minimize the risk of a fire or explosion, follow these nine tips as preventative measures when dealing with solvents: […] The post 9 Tips for Safely Handling Flammable Solvents appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Do You Need a Spill Kit?

    Jessica Hope
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    You probably don’t expect a fire to occur in your workplace, but odds are that you keep a fire extinguisher handy all the same – just in case. Prevention will always be your best line of defense, but preparation surely takes a close second. Fire extinguishers offer you the best of both worlds: preparation for […] The post Do You Need a Spill Kit? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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