Kurt Kamm
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Arsonists - Fire Setters and Pyromaniacs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Kamm Jul 21, 2008. 6 Replies


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See below- in connection with my writing, I have attended the Los Angeles County Fire Department Helitak Camp 8 Academy and attended Arson Investigation calsses at CalFire/San Luis Obispo Unit
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Live in Malibu CA. Last year's Canyon Fire burned to my doorstep. Closest neighbor and church next door gone. Have become something of a wildland fire expert. Write wildland firefighter novels. Working on a novel about ARSON
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Why I Love Fire/EMS
Firefighters and EMS are the most positive, "can do" people in the world
Top Issues Facing Responders:
In wildland, its having adequate resources for the response. The fires are getting bigger, lasting longer. The response is getting harder

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CalFire Reports The Facts about the GROIN FIRE

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

This complete, report comes from the official CalFire incident website. It describes a new, and serious , fire in Central CA

July 25th, 2008

Groin fire Incident - Men sentenced

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 01:54 AM CDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 21 (CFN) — Two Men sentenced in groin fire case

Summary - Groin fire - Basic Information

Incident Type: Crotch fire

Location: Elliot Tuleja’s crotch located somewhere in the San Luis Obispo area

Cause:… Continue

Increasing Wildland Fires - What Do We Do About It

Posted on July 13, 2008 at 1:45pm 2 Comments

I don't know how many of you are wildland fire responders, but would be interested in your opinions.

You might have heard that Congress has passed legislation the help fund the Forest Service in firefighting. The USFS budget is one amount for firefighting AND funding the National Parks. As fires get worse, they have had to take money from the parks budget to pay for firefighting. I have NO OPINION about USFS management, but would say, in their defense, that they get a lot of flack… Continue

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At 2:03am on May 10, 2009, sawyer317 said…
how's your book about arson coming along? I recently read one by a former wildland firefighter up in Canada. the authors name is Dave Hugelschaffer. Let me know when it hits the shelves, I'd be really interested in reading it
At 10:29pm on August 5, 2008, Paul Montpetit said…
Thanks for the thought...but to be honest really not interested in your "novel" Have a good one........Paul
At 8:53am on August 2, 2008, Wes Anders said…
Sounds like a great read I will check it out and dont worry about someone saying its an ad, I feel this web site is for networking with each other. The more I am on here the more I learn.
At 5:04pm on July 17, 2008, Kurt Kamm said…
Unexpected Risks of Firefighting-
Firefighters in a national recreation area in northern CA faced the threat from armed suspects protecting their marijuana site. Firefighters were told, "Armed Law Enforcement officers are needed to mitigate threats against fire crews and provide for safety on the fireline."
At 5:34pm on July 13, 2008, Kurt Kamm said…
Did you say you don't have the luxury of water if you have to crap....
At 4:57pm on July 13, 2008, Paul Montpetit said…
Well yes there is burnover, there's fire jumping the firebreak, there are "widow makers" everywhere....and you usually don't have the luxury of water at the ready if the crap goes sour in a hurry...But I am a fortunate one that can say "been there, done that...." Have had the experience of both scenes......
At 8:02am on July 13, 2008, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…
Kurt, I loved the color scheme used for the graphics and photos on the cover of your book. Well done. It looks like an interesting read. I'll look it up on Amazon.com. Had the chance to drive through Malibu two days ago. Looked for some signs of damage from the recent wildfires but didn't see much from Hwy 1. Stopped by 71's to use the facilities on my way home, met Greg and Scott? couple of ff/pm's on duty in the squad. Which station do you work at? Took a picture of one of you rigs on Hwy 1 that was sporting chevrons on the back of the rig. Is this a new standard for your engines now to comply with NFPA 1901? Take care, Mike
At 1:34pm on July 12, 2008, Brian Dumser said…
That sounds like a book I'd like to read. I'll check it out. Stay safe!
At 12:32pm on July 12, 2008, Kimberly A Bownas said…
Hey Kurt, I will check it out thanks. I am always interested in good books about firefighting. Like WestPhilly said don't sweat it. Thanks for letting me know about the book..
At 11:47am on July 12, 2008, J Mac said…
Thanks Kurt,

I'll check it out.

J Mac

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