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  • Fire Service Leadership: Take Time to STRETCH

    Training
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Before you take over the world, take time to “STRETCH” and remember what it was that you wanted from your training officer, writes Brian Zaitz.
  • Report: Chaos in Dallas firefighter's fatal fall from overpass

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Firefighters on the dark, ice-coated bridge didn't seem to know where Scott Tanksley was until he was spotted face-down on a road 56 feet below them
  • A Quick Drill for First Due

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    Jason Hoevelmann
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
  • Nevada: Prison for Pet Shop Arsonist

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Judge David Barker of Clark County District Court sentenced a man on Monday to four to 10 years in prison for setting fire to a pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued after sprinklers doused flames.
  • Residents from 48 units displaced by deadly Rolling Meadows fire - Chicago Daily Herald

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    5 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Chicago Daily HeraldResidents from 48 units displaced by deadly Rolling Meadows fireChicago Daily HeraldOfficials are investigating the cause of a deadly condo fire from Wednesday night and it may be another day or so before residents of the 48-unit building are allowed back in to gather their belongings. Outside the charred building on Thursday morning ...1 killed after jumping off balcony during massive fire in Rolling MeadowsWGN-TVOne Killed in Rolling Meadows Apartment Building FireNBC Chicago1 dead in Rolling Meadows apartment fireWLS-TVCBS Localall 28 news articles »
 
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  • Residents from 48 units displaced by deadly Rolling Meadows fire - Chicago Daily Herald

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Chicago Daily HeraldResidents from 48 units displaced by deadly Rolling Meadows fireChicago Daily HeraldOfficials are investigating the cause of a deadly condo fire from Wednesday night and it may be another day or so before residents of the 48-unit building are allowed back in to gather their belongings. Outside the charred building on Thursday morning ...1 killed after jumping off balcony during massive fire in Rolling MeadowsWGN-TVOne Killed in Rolling Meadows Apartment Building FireNBC Chicago1 dead in Rolling Meadows apartment fireWLS-TVCBS Localall 28 news articles »
  • Geauga County | Fire truck in crash with multiple vehicles - WKYC-TV

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    WKYC-TVGeauga County | Fire truck in crash with multiple vehiclesWKYC-TVAn eastbound Dodge Grand Caravan slowed and moved to the right, yielding to the fire truck. A GMC Acadia traveling eastbound did not slow in time and struck the Dodge Grand Caravan in the rear. The GMC Acadia traveled left of center and was struck by ...Four injured in Munson Township fire truck crashfox8.com4 injured in Geauga County crash involving fire truck, including 3 firefightersnewsnet5.comall 7 news articles »
  • 3-alarm fire damages 9 homes in NW Baltimore - WBAL Baltimore

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    WBAL Baltimore3-alarm fire damages 9 homes in NW BaltimoreWBAL BaltimoreFire officials said crews were called around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday to the 5100 block of Cordelia Avenue, where nine homes were on fire. Officials said they were able to bring the fire under control around 5 p.m.. Fire officials said crews were met by heavy 39 people displaced after Northwest Baltimore block catches fireBaltimore Sunall 4 news articles »
  • Buddhist Priest Killed in Fire At Fort Smith Temple - 5newsonline.com

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    5newsonline.comBuddhist Priest Killed in Fire At Fort Smith Temple5newsonline.comFORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Buddhist Priest is dead after a fire started inside his temple in Fort Smith early Thursday morning (Mar. 5). Battalion Chief Boyd Waters said the temple, located in the 2200 block of High Street, went up in flames around 12:15 a.m..Buddhist Priest Dies In Overnight Fort Smith FireTimes RecordFirefighter says 1 dead after Fort Smith temple fireTHV 111 dead after Fort Smith temple fire, firefighter saysNorthwest Arkansas News4029tvall 21 news articles »
  • Two children dead after house fire near Galax - myfox8.com

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    myfox8.comTwo children dead after house fire near Galaxmyfox8.comCARROLL COUNTY, Va. — Two children died in a house fire Thursday morning just outside the city limits of Galax, according to Captain Mike Ayers with the Galax Volunteer Fire Department. A 7-year-old boy and his 4-year-old sister are dead. Authorities ...Two children killed in Carroll County house fireWDBJ7Fire chief treated for smoke inhalation after Galax house fireWXII The TriadUPDATE: Boy and girl under age 10 die in Galax house fireWSLSThe Carroll News -Roanoke Times -The Virginian-Pilotall 21 news…
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  • Harrison Ford seriously injured in L.A. plane crash

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    By FireRescue1 Staff VENICE, Calif. — Actor Harrison Ford has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a single-engine plane he was piloting crashed onto a golf course shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport, Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration told NBC News. He suffered injuries including lacerations to the head and possible fractures after the World War II training ...
  • 3 Ohio firefighters hurt in head-on crash

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    One firefighter is in critical condition; the others were transported to a hospital, with undisclosed injuries.
  • 2 children killed in Va. house fire

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Fire Chief David Hankley suffered smoke inhalation trying to save the children
  • How to buy a fire truck

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    It's a big purchase that's meant to last a long time; fire truck buying is not something any department can afford to get wrong.
  • Report: Chaos in Dallas firefighter's fatal fall from overpass

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Firefighters on the dark, ice-coated bridge didn't seem to know where Scott Tanksley was until he was spotted face-down on a road 56 feet below them
 
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  • Wildfire: A Novel

    8 Mar 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Julie, the only woman on a 20-person crew, struggles to prove her worth and find a place in the very masculine world of firefighting
  • Harrison Ford seriously injured in L.A. plane crash

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    By FireRescue1 Staff VENICE, Calif. — Actor Harrison Ford has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a single-engine plane he was piloting crashed onto a golf course shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport, Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration told NBC News. He suffered injuries including lacerations to the head and possible fractures after the World War II training ...
  • 3 Ohio firefighters hurt in head-on crash

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    One firefighter is in critical condition; the others were transported to a hospital, with undisclosed injuries.
  • 2 children killed in Va. house fire

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Fire Chief David Hankley suffered smoke inhalation trying to save the children
  • How to buy a fire truck

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    It's a big purchase that's meant to last a long time; fire truck buying is not something any department can afford to get wrong.
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    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS

  • NASA FIRMS: CALIFORNIA MODIS MAP 4 FIRE DETECTION'S

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    NASA FIRMS: CALIFORNIA MODIS MAP4 FIRE DETECTION'SYour Area of Interest (Coordinates) : -132.25, 24.41, -111.4, 43.03Fires detected over the past 24 hours in your area-of-interest : 4(NOTE: Cloud cover might obscure active fire detections. The fire points will be listed only when the total number of active fires detected is less than or equal to 50)generated on 2015-03-01, 10:15:49 UTC---------------------------------------------CFN - California Fire News 2013  -   Tweet
  • LAFD Moves to Correct Regulatory Violations #CAFire

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    [LAFD] Los Angeles Fire Department Moves to Correct Regulatory ViolationsLOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has been moving aggressively to correct regulatory violations cited by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA) related to the Department’s administration and oversight of the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) since November of 2014.The LAFD’s CUPA is administered through the Fire Prevention Bureau. The CUPA is responsible for applying statewide standards to facilities within its jurisdiction that treats or generates hazardous waste,…
  • CA-YNP - Yosemite National Park Prescribed Fire Scheduled

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Prescribed Fire Scheduled in Yosemite National ParkBurn Scheduled for Wawona and South Entrance Area Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Wawona area, near the South Entrance.  The fire is planned for tomorrow, Thursday, February 26, 2015 and will include 533 acres.  The first segment of the burn will consist of 60 acres.  The completion of the remaining 473 acres will occur throughout the month of March, weather dependent, concluding no later than Monday, March 30, 2015.  The prescribed fire is scheduled to occur just…
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest - Five Cent Prescribed Burn In Weaverville #CAFire

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Five Cent Prescribed BurnWEAVERVILLE, Calif. - The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is planning a prescribed burn for February 24-25, 2015 in Weaverville, California. The project area is located two miles north of downtown Weaverville between Garden Gulch and Jackass Ridge. The size of the area is approximately 146 acres and consists of grass, brush, and oak-woodland vegetation.The purpose of the controlled burn is to reduce fuel loadings within the Weaverville Wildland Urban Interface and to improve wildlife habitat by creating openings in brush patches and to stimulate new growth in…
  • Public Meetings: CAL FIRE Proposing Changes to SRA Fee Maps #CAFire #SRAtax

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:43 pm
    CAL FIRE Proposing Changes to SRA – Schedules Public MeetingsCAL FIRE Proposed Changes to SRA MapCredit: CFN 2015 Sacramento -- The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is proposing a number of changes to its current State Responsibility Area (SRA) maps as part of a mandatory five-year review process. CAL FIRE staff began the review in 2014 to reassess lands in and around the SRA and capture changes in land use, density of areas due to development, and other changes that would merit reclassification of lands either into or out of the SRA. CAL FIRE has…
 
 
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  • Check out the new podcast. 00:00 Use Left/Right Arrow keys to advance one second, Up/Down arrows to advance ten seconds. 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: …

    Jason Hoevelmann
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Check out the new podcast. 00:00 Use Left/Right Arrow keys to advance one second, Up/Down arrows to advance ten seconds. 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS In this episode of the Engine House Training Podcast, Co-Owner and Lead Instructor Jason Hoevelmann discusses five critical things that you must be doing to prepare for a future promotion. Jason covers many of the misconceptions about the promotional process and how to avoid them.  The process of promotion to the next level is not something that…
  • Of Falsehoods and Agendas on Backstep Firefighter

    Dave LeBlanc
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Challenge what you read.    Dave LeBlanc Editor’s Note: The Facebook page below has corrected their post and attribute the error to incorrect second-hand information. The fire department PIO reported that there was no bailout and no firefighter injuries. Every day there is discussion about the “new” tactics and how we should be embracing change and improving our understanding.   Every day someone tells us to stop complaining, that we are dinosaurs and unwilling to accept how different today’s fires are and how our tactics are out of date. When we push back we are stuck in our…
  • Opening of Equipment Flares Feed Plant Fire

    Ben Peetz
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    A fire at an Iowa feed plant Tuesday demonstrates why firefighters must be cautious and consider the effects of every action when dealing with fires in compartmented areas of manufacturing equipment. Reports stated that a fire occurred within a cooling tower, and upon firefighters opening the tower, the fire flared up. Fires within pelleting operations are common, especially if a malfunction or power failure causes a disruption in the flow of air or product within the system. Fresh pellets are very hot when they exit the extrusion presses, due to the heat build-up from friction and pressure.
  • A Quick Drill for First Due

    Jason Hoevelmann
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
  • 5 Week Officer Development Program

    Jason Hoevelmann
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Don't miss this online, live video-based, 5 Week Officer Development Program.  Click the link below for information and to register. Information Register
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • A 'new' source of data for Fire Models' validation

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE), an educational program offered jointly by the Universities of Edinburgh, Ghent, and Lund since 2010, has recently been selected as one of only 19 programs (from an original cohort of 50) to be included in the European Joint Master Degree (EJMD) Catalogue for the period 2015-2018.This unique, two-year program attracts exceptional applicants from all over the world, and prepares its graduates for future leadership roles within the fire safety engineering community. The 99 graduates to date have taken up roles in the UK,…
  • Tisova Fire Tests - Week 1

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:24 am
    The setting for the Tisova fire tests could not be more picturesque, cool crisp winter days near a river in the western province of Carlsbad, on an old coal processing site. Over the past week you would have found a small band of academics making holes in floors, ceilings, walls, and beams in one of the buildings located on this site 25 minutes to the west of Karlovy Vary (where we are staying).  Whilst this is a lot of fun, it is all in the name of research.  Karlovy Vary at night from our apartmentThe aim: To understand the structural effects of a travelling fire on concrete…
  • International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering

    2 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    The application forms for the new intake of students in the International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE), are available online for a few more weeks!Submission deadline: 9 January 2015 for scholarship applicants and 30 April 2015 for self-sponsored applicants.The programme runs between September 2015 and June 2017.To the application forms!: http://www.imfse.ugent.be/index.asp?p=620&a=620
  • Indexing Day at the Edinburgh Fire Group

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    For over five years, the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at The University of Edinburgh has been taking forward the Edinburgh Fire Digital Preservation Project. This project comprises the cataloguing, indexing and scanning of some 40.000 documents which originally belonged to the BRE Fire Research Archive.Back in 2009, the Archive was relocated from its initial location at the BRE headquarters in Watford to the top floor of the structures lab in King’s Buildings, Edinburgh…a monumental effort! The overall objective of the project is to make the Archive’s…
 
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  • Attorneys running your fire department

    John K. Murphy
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. Imagine a fire service world where attorneys or judges are running your fire department.  It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.1 Sounds horrible doesn’t it? You would have to “hire right”, have enforceable policies, have to train on those policies, you would…
  • Building Construction at 2AM

    Grant Schwalbe
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Knowledge of building construction is critical for a firefighter.  2 good resources for this information is 'The Art of Reading Buildings' by Dave Dodson and John Mittendorf and 'Building Construction' for the Fire Service by Francis Brannigan.  But how do you recall 600 plus pages of information when you arrive on the scene of a fire?  What from those 600 pages is important right now in determining my actions?   Firefighters need to have a good understanding of building construction as a whole, but more importantly they need to know the buildings in their response zone, how they are…
  • PADDLE TO SUCCESS

    Warren Cersley
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    This throwback photo was taken in the seventies at the retirement party for Raymond “Raybo” Adams. Raymond was an “old timer” when I joined his company. He also was the star pitcher on the department baseball team and he could still “bring the stuff” as he aged. The picture always reminds me of the old and the new and the generational differences that we hear so much about in the Fire Service. It also causes me to stop and wonder how we can capture the best of both. The stumbling blocks that we need to overcome in order to glean all of the good from our amazing historical past…
  • Front Seat Rider Considerations

    Jeremy Rebok
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    “Engine 1 is on scene confirming 123 South Front Street with a 1 story occupied row of stores. There is smoke showing from the Alpha/Bravo corner. We’ve laid out from the hydrant at Front and Wayne…we’re going offensive with a 2” in the end unit…Engine 2 pick up our hydrant and Truck 1 come North on Front and nose into Engine 1 and take the A/B corner…dispatch strike the Working Fire Box” BRIEF INITIAL REPORT That is a Brief Initial Report (BIR) that every member who rides the front seat should be able to provide each and every time. The BIR or On Scene Report sets the tone…
  • The Scene Size-Up, Is It Really That Big of a Deal?

    Chad Menard
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
           The scene size-up is the most important thing the first due officer can do. In my class I have a large section based solely on the scene size-up and the things that go into establishing one correctly. It needs to be accurate. It needs to be complete. It sets the tone for the rest of the incident and should be based off of Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, and Property Conservation. If we do not get this done then the strategic and tactical goals of the incident may not be what they need to be and we know without good direction after the scene size-up the incident will not go…
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  • Firefighter Critical In Ohio Apparatus Crash (The Secret List)

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
     Hey-A Munson Township (Geauga County, Ohio, east of Cleveland) ladder truck was involved in a serious crash on its way to a house fire this afternoon.Two vehicles were going eastbound, when the first car spotted the fire apparatus and slowed to pull over. The second car did not slow down. It hit the back of the minivan and veered left of center, striking the fire truck head on.The fire apparatus driver and the driver of another vehicle were taken to Hillcrest Hospital in critical condition. Two other firefighters were taken to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. More to…
  • FIREFIGHTER CRITICAL IN OHIO FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    A Munson Township (Geauga County, Ohio, east of Cleveland) ladder truck was involved in a serious crash on its way to a house fire this afternoon.Two vehicles were going eastbound, when the first car spotted the fire apparatus and slowed to pull over. The second car did not slow down. It hit the back of the minivan and veered left of center, striking the fire truck head on.The fire apparatus driver and the driver of another vehicle were taken to Hillcrest Hospital in critical condition. Two other firefighters were taken to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. More to follow.
  • Firefighter Line of Duty Death for February 2015

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    The United States Fire Administration has received notice of the following 8 firefighter fatalities in the month of February: Name: Charlie V. Wallace Rank: Firefighter Status: Volunteer Date of Incident: 01/10/2015 Fire Department: Montgomery Volunteer FD Age: 74 Years of Service: 43 Date of Death: 02/03/2015 Incident Description: Firefighter Wallace died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle on January 10th while directing traffic in front of the fire station as apparatus were leaving for a response call. On February 3, 74 y/o Firefighter Charlie Wallace of the Montgomery…
  • Ambulance crashes into pole in Sleepy Hollow - New York

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Alex Taylor, artaylor@lohud.comAn ambulance crashed head-on into a utility pole in Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday, blocking traffic on Route 9.An ambulance from SeniorCare Emergency Medical Services hit a pole around 2:15 p.m. across from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It was unclear if anyone was injured in the accident.Sleepy Hollow police said Route 9 was closed in both directions between Merlin Ave. and Palmer Ave.The pole was cracked and the ambulance seriously damaged. A stretcher was seen hanging out the back door of the vehicle as its horn blared in short bursts of three.Matt Spilane contributed…
  • Crash puts ambulance out of commission - Mississippi

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    One of the Oxford Fire Department's ambulances is going to be out of commission for an estimated three weeks following a crash Tuesday morning.According to Fire Chief Pete Scholz, the ambulance was eastbound on W. Drahner Rd., near Glaspie Rd., when it struck a pickup truck pulling a trailer that "turned right in front of" the emergency vehicle.The pickup was sitting on the shoulder of the road (south side) when it pulled out to make a left-turn into a driveway on the north side of W. Drahner Rd., the chief said.Neither driver was injured. The ambulance was not transporting a patient.Scholz…
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  • Video: Apartment Fire w/ 2 Rescued by Ground Ladder in Modesto

    The Fire Critic
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    In the early morning hours of Saturday, February 14, a fire broke out at an apartment complex on Campus Way trapping two women in their apartment bathroom. Two Modesto Firefighters, Jesse Miguel and Jason Wyatt from Modesto Fire Truck 1, rescued the women via ladders; these two firefighters are being recognized tonight at the Modesto City Council meeting which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of 1010 Tenth Street.
  • 3 Firefighters Injured in Collapse at House Fire in Clearfield, PA

    The Fire Critic
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Three firefighters were trapped in a collapse at a 3 alarm house fire in Clearfield, PA this morning around 9:30 am. Latest reports are that all three firefighters made it out of the building after being trapped in the collapse and that one has been hospitalized. Updates will follow with more information.
  • Michael Todd “Boots” Harris

    The Fire Critic
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Michael Todd Harris, or Todd as most called him, died peacefully on March 2nd at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Todd had been battling throat cancer since 2012. He retired on January 1, 2014 due to the illness. He was hired on April 22, 1987 and had been assigned to several companies over the years including 5, 10, and 13. His last assignment was firehouse 13 C-Shift. His crew was Captain is Willie Wines Jr., Lt. George Perdue, and FF Jerry Thompson.
  • Are You Ready to Party at FDIC?

    The Fire Critic
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    We know that FDIC is more about learning than letting go...but we have taken it upon ourselves to help you out with having fun after you get your learning done! We are throwing another HUGE party in Indianapolis during FDIC this year! Last years party was attended by 800+ people and we had a blast!
  • Helmet Cam: Transitional Attack in Action

    The Fire Critic
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Structure fire in the City of Victorville. Reported garage fire. Units arrived on scene to initiate an aggressive attack, primary search and extinguished the fire within 12 minutes. The area has a large population of homeless people who inhabit these structures.
 
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  • Easy St. Patrick’s Day Countdown Banner

    Jenna
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    I meant to shell out the extra money and order an adorable countdown banner or bunting from Etsy for St. Patrick’s Day this year. I remembered my plan on the 24th of February, which didn’t seem like enough time to place a special order. So I decided to make one myself—limited crafting ability and all. I simply used construction paper, a shamrock template printed on card stock, scissors, fun scissors, glue, a ribbon initially and then eventually some twine, initially some plain little clothes pins, and eventually little green clothes pins. I also printed out the numbers on…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One Where I Caught Them Liking Each Other

    Jenna
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Between paragraphs of Harry Potter last night, I looked over at the boys. They snuggled up and under my elbow, listening in near silence. Near silence, of course, because genetics. I noticed not just an arm around a shoulder, but a full on hug happening; I found it cute. I reached for my phone to take a sneaky picture. They caught me and rewarded me with the following face. I snort-laughed, causing them to fake-snort-laugh. We giggled for a few minutes before diving back into the story. But really, funny look aside, it warmed my heart to catch them hugging without prompting. Despite the…
  • Reading with Kids Who Read on Their Own

    Jenna
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    Sometime around late fall, I realized I hadn’t read a book aloud to the boys in a hot minute. Lots of reading still took place daily in the house, but no one brought me a book and asked, “Will you read this to me?” Neither had I pulled one off the shelf and asked the boys to sit with me to listen to a story. The realization sat poorly with me, especially as I read the articles (and book) about the dad who read to his daughter for nine years straight. Reading to my sons and raising them to be readers (#raisingreaders!) always ranked high on my list of parenting goals, and…
  • Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: On “Just” Running the Half Marathon

    Jenna
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:25 pm
    I’ve been struggling with a feeling I don’t normally struggle with much: Jealousy. I felt the beginnings of it in the fall when I ran the Columbus Half Marathon. It never fully developed as I focused on helping my husband train for his first half. But it was there. First, it manifested itself in self-doubt. I felt somehow less than those running the full marathon. Which is ridiculous. But I heard it in the questions from well-intentioned people, too. “Oh, you’re just running the half? Why not the full?” Then I felt jealous; I remembered the feeling of finishing…
  • Second Month Goal Check-In

    Jenna
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    March is here! It’s time to look back at my 2015 goals and see how I’m plodding along. 1. Submit Once Per Month I did. And got my first rejection of the year. That’s cool. But really, it is, as I got some good feedback and made a new contact. I’ve learned over the years that writing rejection isn’t personal rejection. It’s a normal part of the process. It also allows me the time and space to take any offered feedback and apply it to the re-writing process. I have no idea where I’m submitting in March. Apparently March is when goal-hitting gets tough?
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    Wildfire Today

  • NFPA addresses sky lanterns

    Bill Gabbert
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The National Fire Protection Association has taken on the issue of sky lanterns — what I call fire balloons. These dangerous devices have started dozens of documented fires in the United... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Pennsylvania firefighter pleads guilty to arson

    Bill Gabbert
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    A volunteer firefighter in northeast Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to setting 13 fires in Laflin, Pittston, and Dupont while he was a firefighter with the Dupont Volunteer Hose Company. Six of them... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Disney Planes-themed exercises to teach wildfire facts

    Bill Gabbert
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    An activity book for kids based on the Disney movie Planes — Fire and Rescue is available for download (large 16.2MB file). It includes word games, a wildlands ecology quiz, campfire safety... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Prescribed fire at Lake Meredith

    Bill Gabbert
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Firefighters at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area north of Amarillo, Texas (map) completed the 500-acre Mullinaw Crossing unit of a 4,500-acre prescribed fire project on February 21. So far... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Throwback Thursday: The future of wildfire management — The Minority Report?

    Bill Gabbert
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    For Throwback Thursday, we’re reprising an article we published January 31, 2013: **** Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is affiliated with the Department of Homeland... 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

  • Heavy Metal Waste Regulation: Which Substances Make Up the RCRA 8 Metals?

    Michael Manouel
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    What are the RCRA 8 Metals?   The Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA) lists and monitors a group of eight heavy metals which are commonly referred to as the RCRA 8. The reason being, each of these eight metals is extremely toxic at even small concentrations. So the amount of each metal present in waste […] The post Heavy Metal Waste Regulation: Which Substances Make Up the RCRA 8 Metals? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 3 Proven Sustainability Practices for Small Businesses

    Michael Manouel
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Successful Sustainability: One Step at a Time Why should only the largest corporations, like Coca-Cola and Toms, get all the credit and accolades for trying to do their part to help the environment? It may feel like a monumental task to become a ‘green’ company, but small businesses can certainly be a part of this […] The post 3 Proven Sustainability Practices for Small Businesses appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Why Should You Care About the EPA’s 2015 Pharmaceutical Waste Proposal?

    Michael Manouel
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Why Regulate? The Difficulties in Dealing With Pharmaceutical Waste Waste pharmaceuticals have always been tricky to manage. One difficulty is their near ubiquity in our society; hospitals, pharmacies, residential care facilities, and veterinary clinics would not be able to function without the use of certain lifesaving—yet sometimes highly toxic—medications. For example, the mechanism of action […] The post Why Should You Care About the EPA’s 2015 Pharmaceutical Waste Proposal? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Describing Waste: What’s the Difference Between Toxic and Hazardous Waste?

    Michael Manouel
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Talking about Waste: ‘Toxic’ Vs. ‘Hazardous’ Waste Oftentimes the words we use to describe wastes that can pose an environmental or public health threat are chosen almost interchangeably, the same waste is sometimes called ‘hazardous’ today, and ‘toxic’ tomorrow. But what’s the difference between these two very similar, yet conflicting terms? If you work in […] The post Describing Waste: What’s the Difference Between Toxic and Hazardous Waste? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What To Do With Old Fluorescent Light Bulbs: A Recycling and Disposal Guide

    Michael Manouel
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Why Fluorescent Light Bulbs? Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and fluorescent light tubes use 75% less energy than their incandescent counterparts, and this efficiency makes them the go-to light source for businesses, municipal buildings, hospitals, and schools. CLFs can also last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, and since they use much less electricity, […] The post What To Do With Old Fluorescent Light Bulbs: A Recycling and Disposal Guide appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
 
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