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  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Firefighters Battle Massive House Fire In Middlebury

    3 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A ferocious fire destroyed a a 10,700 square foot home on Breakneck Hill Road on Thursday night, drawing firefighters from several Litchfield and Fairfield county towns. The fire at 725 Breakneck Hill Road was …
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    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS

  • CA-MVU Trails Fire, CA-MVU-4813, Mission Trails San Diego County

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Trails Fire, CA-MVU-4813, San Diego CountyUpdate 1930: 90 acres, 30% contained. Air resources released. One firefighter suffered heat-related injuries Update 1500: 45 acres and holding on the ridge. Additional type 3 Strike Team requested. Fire has crested Cowles Mt. and is slowly backing down.Location: Father Junipero Sierra Trail x Mission Gorge Rd., Mission Trails Park, City of San DiegoJurisdiction: LRAImage Credit: FoxNews---------------------------------------------CFN - California Fire News 2013  -  
  • CA-SHU Bully Fire: 3,700 acres, 10%, Mandatory evacuations Lifted

    13 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    CA-SHU Bully FireEvacuations have been lifted. Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations from Bland/Platina to Bland/Roaring Creek and west to Graves Ranch.An evacuation center has been set up at Grant School, 8835 Swasey Drive in Redding. Road Closures: Platina road open to residents only. Platina Road remains closed both east and west of the fire area. Hard road closure from Platina Road to Rainbow Lake Rd, and Plantina Road and Hwy 36.Update 7-13 0830: 3,700 acres, 10% contained. Moderate rate of spread with medium range spotting. Evacuations have been lifted.
  • CA-SQF Nicolls Fire, Scodie Mountains Kern County 1,178 acres, 5% contained.

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Nicolls Fire, CA-SQF-2381 Kelso Valley, Kern County #NicollsFire is south of Hwy 178, just east of Onyx, west of Canebrake, burning south. Scodie Mountains  - Kiavah Wilderness, Lake IsabellaUpdate 7-13 0800 hrs: 1,178 acres, 5% contained.Central Sierra Type II IMT (Cooper)Areas of the fire burned actively throughout the night. Steep rocky terrain with very limited access and high winds are a concern for crews accessing the fire. All crew access will be by rotary wing aircraft. Crews will spike and use coyote tactics.The fire continues to move…
  • Strict New Smoke Detector Laws, Took Effect July 1

    12 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    New smoke detector laws, including a change that took effect July 1, are intended to keep working alarms in rental properties and homes in throughout CaliforniaState Senate Bills 1394 and 745 are phasing in rules for installation and types of smoke alarms during the next two years.The biggest change, which took effect July 1, requires all new battery-operated smoke alarms sold in California to be built with a nonremovable 10-year battery. Existing smoke detectors don’t have to be replaced until they reach the end of their 10-year lifespan or start malfunctioning.As of Jan. 1, all new smoke…
  • CA-SCU #MarshFire Clayton area, Evacuations, SCU Strike Team inbound.

    12 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
     MarshFireCAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit 2nd alarm vegetation fire threatening structures in the Clayton area. Evacuations in progress along Bragdon Way.Update 2400: 100 acres & 50% contained.Update 2330: 100+ Acres with structure threats, SCU Strike Team inbound. [SFO011]Update 2230: 50 acresDate/Time Started: July 11, 2014 9:57 pmLocation: Clayton Marsh Creek Road and Aspara Drive area. East of Clayton Contra Costa County  GPS: Long/Lat: -121.5118/37.5359 Communications: SCU Command 1 Tone 1---------------------------------------------CFN - California…
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    LAFD News & Information

  • LAFD: Keep Hot Weather Safety in Mind

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:13 pm
    LOS ANGELES - With a peak in hot weather expected over the next few days, your LAFD Paramedics say: don't underestimate the heat or overestimate your abilities!The Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to stay safe during a heat wave by following the links below - and sharing these hot weather safety tips with your family, friends and coworkers:LAFD Paramedics Stress Hot Weather SafetyChildren, Hot Weather & Cars = Danger!Hot Oven, Hot Car... It's the Same ThingExtreme Heat Safety InformationSubmitted by Erik Scott, SpokesmanLos Angeles Fire Department→ Follow @LAFD + @LAFDtalk…
  • Smoke Alarms Allow Sylmar Families to Escape Inferno

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    SYLMAR - One firefighter was hospitalized and eight residents displaced, when flames damaged three condominium units in the northeast San Fernando Valley early Monday morning. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:54 AM on July 21, 2014 to 14380 Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar, where firefighters arrived quickly to find one unit of a two story four-unit condominium building well involved with fire.Sylmar Condo Fire, 3 condos damaged. #LAFD #LAFDtalk— Jeffrey Geller (@jeffreygeller) July 21, 2014Neighbors, who were awakened by properly functioning smoke…
  • Meet LAFD's Fire Chief-Select; Ralph M. Terrazas

    18 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We would like to introduce Ralph M. Terrazas, the Fire Chief-select for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). He is currently an LAFD Assistant Fire Chief assigned to the South Division.   In his current assignment as the South Division “A” Platoon Commander, Chief Terrazas is responsible for leading, managing, and training the approximately 500 members on-duty at 54 fire stations throughout seven battalion commands. The South Division Command covers half of the City and includes the complex institutions of the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles International…
  • 100 LAFD Firefighters Battle Downtown Blaze Revealing Marijuana Growing Operation

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    DOWNTOWN - Los Angeles firefighters battled a non-injury Greater Alarm blaze in a six-story commercial building housing a plant growing operation on Wednesday evening. Arrests were made.On July, 17 2014, firefighters were summoned to 421 E 6th Street at 8:17 PM to find fire showing from the third floor of a six story building. Due to a rapid aggressive attack, the flames were confined to an occupied 1500 square-foot warehouse with a partial converted living space.One hundred firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Jeffrey Dapper, extinguished the flames in just 14…
  • LAFD Battles Intense Blaze at Hollywood Metal Plating Business

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    HOLLYWOOD - A stubborn fire Sunday morning in an industrial metal plating facility took just over two hours to contain and led to one firefighter going to the hospital.The Los Angeles Fire Department was called just before 9:00 AM on July 13, 2014, to 1001 North Orange Drive in Hollywood. Firefighters arrived in just 3 minutes to find thick black smoke and fire billowing from Highland Plating Company, a 100' by 150' one story brick building.Firefighters made an aggressive interior fire attack but were quickly driven back by intense heat and flames. Seven minutes into the battle a…
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  • Looking Back

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Fire Engineering – February 1956 Follow Firegeezer on Facebook click HERE and then hit the Follow Button
  • 12 Suspected Arsonists Rounded Up in Fresno

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Patterns of Serial Arsons Concern Investigators SINCE MAY 1 THERE HAVE BEEN approximately 140 suspicious fires set in Fresno, California.  A team of four fire investigators has been dedicated to working on this plethora of arsons that show certain identifyable patterns consistent with serial-firesetting behavior and this past Sunday two suspects were arrested.  This brings a total of 12 suspects now being held in custody relating to the spree. This large commercial fire is still burning at the time of this posting.  So far, three businesses have been destroyed, but it is too soon to know…
  • 5 Burned When Balloon Hits Power Lines, Ka-Booms (Video)

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Two Explosions Reported A HOT-AIR BALLOON CARRYING six people struck a power line in Clinton, Massachusetts, Saturday evening creating an electrical “explosion” and crash.  There was a second explosion a few seconds after the first as more wires were shorted out. Papaleo / WCVB-TV The incident took place around 7:40 pm Eastern in a residential neighborhood.  It is possible that the pilot was attempting to land in the back yard of a house where one of the passengers lives, but he misjudged his distances or wind speed and the basket skimmed into the lines. The balloon had made one…
  • Morning Lineup – July 21

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Monday – Congrats Are In Order Earlier this month FireRescue Magazine announced that Timothy Sendelbach, Editor-in-Chief, is stepping down and he will be replaced by noted fire service instructor and researcher Erich Roden, currently a battalion chief in the Milwaukee Fire Department. Batt. Chief Erich Roden  (FDIC photo) Many followers of the fire service scene will remember Chief Roden as the partner and co=founder of the e-zine Urban Firefighter with Lt. Ray McCormack of FDNY.  FireRescue Magazine’s press release tells us: FireRescue Magazine, a PennWell Public Safety…
  • Sunday Matinee

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Cartoon Feature Speedy Gonzales “Cats and Bruises” Short Subject -Documentary Puerto Rico Gas Explosion Mystery “Seconds From Disaster” Feature Presentation Adam-12 – Episode 2:14 “S.W.A.T.” Created within the Los Angeles Police Department, the Special Weapons and Tactics team are called in to find and take out a sniper. Follow Firegeezer on Facebook click HERE and then hit the Follow Button
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  • The Ladies Auxiliary of North Patchogue Fire Department Presents;

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Next month, August 2, 2014 A fundraiser featuring MaryAnn The Medium. Doors open at 6;00. Show starts at 7:00. $30 per person. For tickets please call 631-475-1788 ext: 523. Tickets will be sold at the door also. There will also be a 50/50. This show is for mature audience 18 yrs or older please. For additional information you can visit our page here or the link below. For more information MaryAnn The Mediums website is We hope to see you all there for a enlightening experience. Thank you The NPFD Ladies Auxiliary
  • Fit Firefighters Daily Checkoffs...

    Aaron Zamzow
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs. At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our rigs must be fueled and ready to go. The question that I also want you to think about is whether or not your physical equipment- brain, body, muscles are ready to go? Are you fit? Are you fueled? Here are three quick and easy things you can do at the beginning of the shift that will…
  • Philadelphia's loss can be a gain

    Jim Guy
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
     There is no better example of a society's failure to protect its members than a fire that could have been prevented. This tragic loss in Philadelphia is such an example.  While the community attacks the fire department, so many other issues are not realized, most importantly the opportunity for changes supporting prevention is lost. The stage for this fire and the opportunity to prevent it from happening was set long before that early morning of July 5th.  While finding a highly combustible couch on an exterior porch is not uncommon, in most communities it is recognized as a severe fire…
  • Join the Voices of Recovery

    Peggy Sweeney
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress: Avoiding a Crisis in Your Home, Workplace and Community Presenter: Peggy Sweeney, The Sweeney Alliance Program Description:Depression, addiction, and post traumatic stress are today’s hot topics. National, state and local leaders scramble to find a “fix” for these problems, but are coming up short on results. Budgets are being stretched, medical costs are increasing, and family cohesiveness is being strained. The numbers of those most in need are growing at an astounding rate. Sadly, too many waiting for help are turning to suicide to cope. This…
  • The Ultimate Firefighter Tribute Workout

    Aaron Zamzow
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Today I want to give you a taste of the type of workouts that you will find in the Ultimate Fire Athlete Workout and it comes with great timing and a lot of significance... The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides resources and funding (via grants and donations) towards remembering our fallen and protecting our current firefighters.  This "tribute" workout is difficult and will be re-introduced later this year but I felt that this week (with the NFFF campaign) that it was a great time to introduce it.  So, give this challenge a try and please comment if you get the…
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • 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 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…
  • Staff Spotlight: Prof. Drysdale

    25 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    Prof. Drysdale at Everest base camp. Another of his many achievements!Prof. Drysdale is featured in this month's Edinburgh Alumni Staff Spotlight. Click here to read the full article. The article was prepared following our 40th Anniversary Celebrations earlier this year and charts Dougal's career from his beginnings as a combustion chemist to the publication of the 3rd edition of Introduction to Fire Dynamics.What's next, Dougal?
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  • Hump Day SOS - Spider Webs in the Hose Bed

    David Rhodes
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Are there spider webs in the hose bed? There are a multitude of skills that must be mastered in order to be proficient on the fire ground. There are two skills make or break the fire operation. They are the ability to stretch hose effectively and search effectively. No doubt there are numerous other tasks that must be accomplished along with these to make them possible but when a company can’t effectively stretch hose or search things tend to get worse instead of better. Today however I’m focusing on hose. When is the last time you had your company out to practice basic and advanced hose…
  • SOP's are thoughts preserved.

    scott corrigan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    SOP's are thoughts preserved. I am passionate about many things surrounding the fire service. I see value in education and experience. One without the other can fall short. I have spent time in person, on the phone, messaging etc. with some of the most brilliant (some educated, some simply experienced tailboarders, drivers and officers who gained knowledge thru busy tours). I generally hate reading but see value in it. As I read fire service literature both old and new I see so many of the same thoughts being presented by the author now and then. The words have changed but the meat of the…
  • What is the relation between a transitional attack and a lobster?

    Chris Willis
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Story sent to me from a “friend”  "Chris, me and the crew were out on a 2nd due fire the other day. The first due pulled off the lines and begin to go to work. While en route we went to the Commander in charge asking for an assignment so we knew what tools we would need once we got there (we like to get off the truck with tools in hand). Never got a reply when we got there our officer went to take in our assignment from the IC and he couldn't get a job for us (from him). The first due officer gave us our job which was to put water thru a window because they lost contact with the interior…
  • Tom Jenkins for 2nd Vice President

    Bobby Halton
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    My good friend Tom Jenkins of Rogers Arkansas is running for second VP of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Tom is a really solid Fire Chief, he's devoted to good training, he's committed to ethical leadership and he's just a true gentleman in every sense of the word. I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a quick look at Tom's history visit his website and maybe send a good word to him about his candidacy. Thanks Bobby Rogers, Arkansas Fire Chief Tom Jenkins has announced his candidacy for Second Vice President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 2014. …
  • There is Nothing More Authentic Than Secondhand Praise

    Bobby Halton
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    As firefighters we have all been to many awards ceremonies, retirement parties, hail and farewell ceremonies and promotional events these are always really important events. It is always refreshing and enjoyable to hear people speak about our mission and one another. But it is so refreshing one every now and then you get a note from someone about someone who really changed their life, when someone speaks candidly about someone who really made a difference. I received one of those notes this weekend. And it was especially refreshing because both of the men involved are friends of mine and both…
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  • No Answer From 911? Put Your Own Fire Out

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    ATLANTA, Ga. -- Imagine you're faced with an emergency, you call 911 for help, only no one answers. Some people in DeKalb County say it's happened to them repeatedly. One woman had to put out a fire at her own house because she couldn't get through. "The whole thing just exploded into 6 to 10 foot flames," said Kim Zweig. She didn't panic when saw her grille was on fire. "First instinct, call 911. Well I called and it rang 10 times, it just kept ringing and ringing and no one would answer," she said. When she couldn't get through she knew she had to do something to stop it. "I was really…
  • Human Error Cited in Dispatch Snafu

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    July 23--An internal review of Luzerne County 911's handling of a fatal Mocanaqua fire in which the closest fire department was not immediately dispatched has revealed human error was the sole cause, the county solicitor's office said Tuesday. But a rebuttal report issued by the employee union Tuesday night blames a number of factors for the mistake, residents' lacking geographic knowledge, inadequate procedures and that the quality of dispatchers is at an "all-time low" because of employees are rushed through training due to short staffing. A prepared statement issued by the solicitor's…

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    No one was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash involving an Ocala Fire Rescue vehicle on its way to a call Tuesday night. Officer Bennie Wilson of the Ocala Police Department said Richard M. Doucett, an OFR battalion chief, was heading east on Southwest 20th Street in his vehicle using lights and sirens on his way to call.A 2003 Nissan Altima, driven by Peter Allen Nettles, was sitting at Southwest 31st Avenue, preparing to cross SW 20th Street and continue on SW 31st Avenue.The officer said that, in an apparent attempt to beat the emergency vehicle, Nettles entered the intersection.

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Emergency crews were called out to a fire near Vaughn northwest of Great Falls on Tuesday afternoon, but some of the first-responders then needed rescuing after two Fort Shaw fire trucks collided. One was a water tender, which tipped on its side; the driver was trapped inside and had to be extricated. The other was a pickup-truck. Although the Mercy Flight helicopter from Benefis hospital was dispatched to the scene, the man was taken by ambulance to the hospital; he was alert and talking at the time, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Black Eagle Fire, along with Great…

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in Bayonne Tuesday night, authorities said. A fire erupted in a two-story home in the 100-block of West 26th Street shortly before 11 p.m., authorities said.   When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke billowing from the basement and first floor of the building, authorities said. While trying to extinguish the fire, a firefighter fell down a smoke-filled stairway leading to the basement and injured his wrist, hip and leg, authorities said.    The firefighter was taken from the scene to Bayonne Medical Center and later…
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    Fire Critic

  • Sutphen Corp: Remove Certain Aerial Devices From Service Immediately

    The Fire Critic
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    A ladder failure in Hall County, GA has promted the Sutphen Corporation to instruct customers to remove SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110 Aerial devices from service. The incident today injured 3 firefighters Will Griffin, TJ Elliot and Stephen Jackson of the Hall County Fire Department. Last month, a similar incident injured 3 firefighters in Erie, PA. According to Hall County Fire Department, the firefighters Will Griffin, TJ Elliot and Stephen Jackson were injured when the bucket they were in fell about 20 feet to the ground. All three firefighters were talking, alert and…
  • We are Throwing an All Night Party at SAFRE in Raleigh…Be there!

    The Fire Critic
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Maybe you haven’t heard how Willie Wines Jr. is the 5-time high school corn-hole champion…and he didn’t pass the 10th grade… AND maybe you haven’t heard how Anthony Bourdain stopped by my house without a reservation… AND maybe you haven’t heard how WE created Carolina Barbecue by accident while playing shuffleboard on an aircraft carrier in the middle of a hurricane while getting a pedicure and drinking raw eggs. Meet our smoker….we will call her Shirley! Maybe you haven’t heard of any of that…but hear this… We are heading to…
  • Video: Burning Car Rolls Off During Car Fire Demonstration

    The Fire Critic
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    This is a perfect example of something that should never happen again. If we learn from this fire departments failed demonstration it doesn’t need to happen again. Some ideas: chock the wheels, flatten the tires, perform the demonstration on level ground. There is no need to bash the department, simply learn from their mistake. This happened at the Somerset Steam and Country Show in the UK. Video by: bentheboyyogscast2. Video info: Amazing mind boggling video was recorded by my granddad at the Somerset steam and country show where they were trying to demonstrate how the fire brigade…
  • Drone Video: Huge Fire in Hunteburg-Schwegermoor Germany. 400-500 Firefighters Battled the Fire

    The Fire Critic
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Video by: Mike Remove. Video info: Sunday, 07/20/2014 16:00 News (includes photos and video: onlookers hamper firefighting in Hunteburg  damage in Schwegermoor amounts to several million euros video shows aerial photographs to a large fire at Hunteburg (translated): Hunteburg. In the great fire in the composting plant at the Dammer street in Schwegermoor (municipality Bohmte) property damage of several million euro was created. This explained a police spokeswoman on Monday at the request of Last Sunday afternoon, the regional control center Osnabrück was a fire in the…
  • Helmet Cam: House Fire in Camden, DE

    The Fire Critic
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Video by: CamdenWyomingFire. Video info: CWFC was called for a house and cars on fire. Upon arrival the crew from 413 found the same and made quick work of the fire.…
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    Stop, Drop and Blog

  • I’m Not the Nice Person I Think I Am

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    I have been meaning to write this story since BlogHer ’12 in NYC. Since BlogHer ’14 kicks off in San Jose later this week, I thought it was time to sit down and tell this story. My husband and I arrived in New York City via train. We roadtripped to my daughter’s parents’ house, parked our car, and took the train into the city. It was cheaper than flying, I got to see my daughter, and it was way more fun because trains. However, we walked out of the train station to a drizzly rain. Know what that means in NYC? It means you’re never, ever going to catch a cab. This…
  • Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: Creepers and Beepers

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    I will be running the Columbus Half Marathon in 90 Days. Or two months and 28 days from today. I have 13 weeks left of training having just finished my third week. The third week of training felt better than the second, that’s for certain. First of all, the cooler temperatures and lower humidity really didn’t hurt. I really enjoyed running and not overheating. It’s my favorite. Secondly, my body is adjusting to the four days of running, the two days of working out, and the one day of resting. I also upped my water intake this week thanks to support from a great group of…
  • How to Craft the Best Blog Post Ever

    19 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    This morning I clicked through some shared blog links, my feed reader, and the Internet at large. I saw a number of posts dedicated to the topic of blogging itself, which isn’t shocking as BlogHer ’14 kicks off next week. I read these posts with interest, but have my own list of ways to craft the best blog post ever I’d like to share with you. Like to hear it? Here it goes. 1. Write your heart out. 2. Press publish. Ta-da! You win! You can write it sitting down at a computer, standing up on your phone while waiting in line at Starbucks for your latte fix, on the train…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Summer of Reading

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    One day last week, just after the boys went to bed for the night, a friend of ours stopped by with his daughter and a bag of books. An overflowing bag of books. An overflowing bag of books full of all the kinds of books the boys find interesting right now: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (as in, the whole ding-dang series! score!), all kinds of mysteries (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries being a new favorite), books about science, books, books, and more books. LittleBrother felt especially excited as he now has his own copies of Captain Underpants books. BigBrother has them as well, but now they can sit together…
  • Broken

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    “Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame. -Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be an Embrace Who You Are I wrote about this book a long time ago, likely on Chronicles. For awhile, I felt strongly that I could let go of my “tendency” toward perfectionism and relax into a version of me that was less stressed, less anxious, and somehow more me. Then I…
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    Wildfire Today

  • Carlton Complex fire largest in Washington state history

    Ryan Maye Handy
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Carlton Complex fire in north-central Washington is now the largest fire in state history, having burned 370 square miles, an area four times the size of Seattle, USA Today reports.  It has... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.
  • Red Flag Warning: July 22, 2014

    Ryan Maye Handy
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Warnings for elevated wildfire danger were issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service for areas in Oregon, California, Washington, Nevada and Utah. Fire weather watches were issued for areas in... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.
  • Fatal plane crash sparks Arizona wildfire

    Ryan Maye Handy
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Officials: 4 dead in plane crash near #Sedona — azcentral (@azcentral) July 21, 2014 A plane crash north of Sedona that killed four people also... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.
  • Man dies of heart attack while trying to save home from wildfire

    Ryan Maye Handy
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    A Washington man died of a heart attack this weekend while fighting to save his Okanogan County home from a wildfire, The Associated Press reported Monday morning. Rob Koczewski, 67, was trying to... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.
  • NASA Earth Observatory photo captures Western wildfire smoke

    Ryan Maye Handy
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    NASA satellite images taken this weekend picked up smoke plumes coming from fires in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Read more about the images on NASA’s Earth Observatory website.  This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.
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    Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • What is a Brownfield?

    Jessica Hope
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield is defined as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse or which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” But in simpler terms, a brownfield is just land (previously developed for commercial or industrial purposes) that has possibly […] The post What is a Brownfield? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Sustainability-Stressed?

    Jessica Hope
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    The world around us is growing more environmentally conscious all the time, and that has placed mounting pressure on businesses to implement sustainable practices.   Consumer expectations are high; people no longer just want to feel good about the purchases or services they’re paying for, they want to feel good about the business they choose […] The post Sustainability-Stressed? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

    Jessica Hope
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    There are a great many benefits of becoming more waste-conscious. We produce more trash than we know what to do with, and even when our no-longer-desired possessions don’t end up in landfills, they end up cluttering our houses, basements, and garages. Enter recycling. We all know that we’re supposed to recycle aluminum cans, plastic bottles, […] The post 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Pharmaceutical Waste: 4 Things You Need to Know

    Jessica Hope
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
      Healthcare providers are tasked with many great responsibilities, some of which are exciting and noble (saving lives) and some of which are frustrating and tedious (disposing of waste). Properly disposing of pharmaceutical waste might not sound all that impressive, but the benefits are actually pretty remarkable: ensuring that your disposal process is safe and […] The post Pharmaceutical Waste: 4 Things You Need to Know appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • The 5 Essential Elements of Spill Response

    Jessica Hope
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Spills come in all different shapes and forms – they can occur in laboratories or garages, indoors or outdoors, can be associated with medical or contamination emergencies, and come big or small. But no matter what kind of hazardous material spill you’re dealing with, there are some rules of thumb that apply to all scenarios. […] The post The 5 Essential Elements of Spill Response appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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