By Lindon Pronto and Johann Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
This article appears in the September 2016 Newsletter of the Commonwealth Forestry Association
Every year, roughly an average of about 600 million hectares of vegetated lands is affected by land-use fires and wildfires (Mouillot and Field, 2005).…Continue
Added by Lindon Pronto on October 4, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The old proverb—fire makes a good servant but a bad master—has become too literal a guiding doctrine, for too long. This understanding characterizes fire entirely within the context of how humans relate to fire, while neglecting fires’ innate role within the natural environment, as…Continue
Added by Lindon Pronto on January 11, 2016 at 5:27am — No Comments
An evening with MaryAnn The Medium will be an uplifting experience she will help you to connect with whomever you've come to cherish. While enlightening your evenings experience. It will be held at The North Patchogue Fire Department at 33 Davidson Avenue, North Patchogue N.Y. 11772. Here's a link to access map data; https://goo.gl/cDU779
The night will be October 17, 2015 and will start promptly at 7pm.
Added by Northpatchoguefd on September 23, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
We would love for you to all come down and join us for a great outdoor experience with Radio Riot. There will be food, drinks and some good old fashion fun. So please come down and show your support.
Thank you the NPFD.
Added by Northpatchoguefd on April 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
This is how I as an alcoholic drank off duty and how bad it got, to the point of suicide.http://ineverwantedtobeafirefighter.blogspot.com/
Added by Timothy O. Casey on February 6, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments
At about a quarter past eleven in the evening on Saturday night, April 12th, Wake Forest Fire Department and Rolesville Fire Department were called to 417 Cottesbrook Drive in Wake Forest. Units dispatched included Rolesville Pumper 153, Roseville Engine 151, Rolesville Rescue 15, Wake Forest Engine 1, Wake Forest Engine 3, Wake Forest Engine 5, Wake Forest Ladder 1, Wake Forest Battalion 1.
When units arrived the front of the house was engulfed in fire. The fire began in the garage.…Continue
Added by Wake Forest News - Steve Rhode on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The Model City Firefighter is headed to the Motor City to provide mutual aid!
A couple months back, the Detroit Mutual Aid Project was launched to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment for our brothers and sisters in Detroit, MI. As a Board Member of the National Firefighters Endowment, I have been involved with the project since…Continue
Added by ModelCityFirefighter.com on January 12, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments
This is an excerpt from the current post at pipenozzle.com, reprinted here with permission:
Alan Ackley is angry. He’s not getting his way, and he’s going to kick and scream and hold his breath until he turns blue. He and the Ackleyites asked the voters for $3.5 million to run the Poquonnock Bridge Dire District into the ground by the end of 2013, but it turns out the mill rate the district board set was actually for $4.1 million. There’s more. The district has another…Continue
Excerpt with permission of blog posted at pipenozzle.com
Firehouse.com reprinted a New London Day article reporting that Poquonnock Bridge Fire District czar Alan Ackley wants to take PBFD into the future by returning to the past, a vague romanticized past where PBFD property owners were protected by volunteer firefighters. You might ask him to first read …Continue
A firebreak that occurred Monday morning 07/01/13 around 11am, gutting an office in the Annex Building of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja. That is the Office of Director of Voters Registration and ICT Department of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Headquarters.
The timely response of rescue officers especially firefighters saved the fire from affecting other buildings within the premises. So far only the Office of the…Continue
Added by MARTIN O.AGBILI on January 8, 2013 at 4:42am — No Comments
It was a cold winter day in Wisconsin, and the coming winter weather was enough to make even the saltiest veterans of our area’s fire service consider the special calls and challenges that winter brings. Slippery roads bring car accidents on the Interstate, cold weather creates more risk for structure fires, chimney fires, firefighter rehab and cold weather safety concerns and the holidays create dynamic EMS calls, with more emotional families, and a variety of other challenges for our…Continue
Added by Nate Melby on January 1, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments
If you aren’t watching the new show on NBC called Chicago Fire you should be. The show has a great pedigree it comes from Dick Wolf of Law and order fame and a friend Derek Hass. I don’t give it a strong recommend because I know some of the people involved, but rather because it is serving an educational roll in my opinion.
After the first episode my sister called me. She was nearly in tears after having watched the show. She told me that the show…Continue
This request was received this morning at 9am and we're just passing it on:
Broad Channel Volunteers in Broad Channel, NY
The firehouse is in need of Scott air packs for the firefighter, new or gently used gear that is still in commission and able to be used in fires, medical supplies, fire related tools,…
Added by Hancock Hope on November 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Excerpt of Chicago Fire review reprinted with permission of pipenozzle.com:
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Chicago Fire” executive producer, Dick Wolf, said the new “Chicago Fire” television series would be character driven. In other words, another hose opera because the special effects would cost too much, not to mention the equipment…Continue
It is imperative that you bring your mind to the fight.
For those that follow this blog and Backstep Firefighter, you are aware of our catch phrase. “Expect Fire”. This phrase, inspired by the words of Andy Fredericks, was developed by…Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on October 12, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments
From my blog at FireGroundWorks.
Added by Billy Schmidt on September 15, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments
Whenever I have an opportunity to visit another area, whether on vacation or traveling for other reasons, I always enjoy meeting other firefighters. I’ve learned so many things from visiting fire stations in other parts of the state and country, and I’ve also met a lot of great people. Often, as a part of the first few minutes of conversation, the inevitable question comes up: “Are you a career firefighter, or a volunteer?”
Being the passionate volunteer that I am, I…Continue
Through the years, I’ve participated in numerous interviews with candidates that have applied for membership in our department. Recently, I started thinking about the challenges of our proud volunteer fire service, and how special of a person it takes to become a professional volunteer firefighter. In a world where there are many different kinds of people, and many different personalities and priorities, these people give their time and energy to make their communities…Continue
Added by Nate Melby on July 23, 2012 at 1:26am — No Comments
This blog is in no way a replacement of or supercedes any and/or all Fire Department S.O.P./S.O.G.'s, or replace training in regards to fire ground operations. This topic is to give a general understanding to firefighters in hopes to promote firefighter safety and improve fire ground…Continue
Added by Lee Ashby, Jr. on June 18, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments
NBC announced its fall TV schedule and one show in particular that I have been tracking is called Chicago Fire http://www.nbc.com/chicago-fire/. Chicago Fire is being produced by legendary producer Dick Wolf http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0937725/of the Law and Order franchise.
I have meet Mr. Wolf on the lot a couple of times…Continue