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  • Firefighters Earn Chap Oscar's Respect
    Firefighters Excellence Earns Chap Oscar's RESPECT
    NATIONWIDE From my perspective firefighters operate in a spirit of excellency when a fire breaks out here in America. They deliver a combination of quality, pride and a willingness to sacrifice their lives for others lives every day. From my...
  •  Tom Brady witnesses deadly Boston fire, expresses gratitude for firefighters
    Tom Brady witnesses deadly Boston fire, expresses gratitude for firefighters
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was not just a star athlete on Wednesday, he was a citizen who witnessed firsthand the courage and heroism displayed by the Boston Fire Department as they battled the deadly nine-alarm blaze in Boston...
  • Healthcare reform
    Governor Haley on federal health care and other local news
    Governor Nikki Haley speaks out on federal health care sign upOctober 1, 2013, Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley says the sign up for federalhealthcare ‘is a mess’. South Carolina is one of 36 states that opted not to run their...
  • The Dalles Fire jumps fire lines
    The Dalles Fire jumps fire lines
    The Blackburn Fire near The Dalles in Oregon, seems to have worsened this afternoon, Wednesday, August 21. All afternoon I had been doing photography along Highway 30 between Hood River and The Dalles. After driving across the bridge in The Dalles...
  • Celebrating first responders
    Celebrating first responders
    Maybe July 4th represents more than our country's independence but a tribute to the self-less actions of first responders who risk their lives to save others.Maybe this holiday should offer a silent prayer to the families of the nineteen...
  • STAR Flight demos their new Huey helicopter
    STAR Flight demos their new Huey helicopter
    To celebrate this week’s National EMS Week, STAR Flight hosted an Open House at it’s hanger on May 22, 2013. STAR Flight used this as a time to introduce STAR Flight 4, a Bell UH-1H Plus Huey helicopter that will be used for...
  • Firefighters battle blaze, Bridgeport, CT
    Firefighters save man and woman with reports of shots fired
    Firefighters and police rescued a man and woman from their burning apartments amid reports of an active shooter on Thursday in Bridgeport, CT.When the fire fighters first arrived on scene, they saw a woman hanging from athird story window. The son...
  • Show and Tell at Cottage Hill Presbyterian Preschool
    Show and Tell at Cottage Hill Presbyterian Preschool
    Cottage Hill Presbyterian Preschool teachers invited the crew of ladder truck 27 to come to the school to let the preschool age children interact with the firefighters and the fire truck.The children that are schooled at the Cottage Hill...
  • Wildfire smoke
    Evacuations ordered near 19 Mile Fire southeast of Butte
    The fire was detected August 28, 2012 and the cause is under investigation. Its location is described as west of Whitehall and east of Butte, north of Hwy 2 and south of I-90. The current size is approximately 3000 acres and containment listed at...
  • Extreme fire danger
    Montana fire danger declared extreme by Governor
    HELENA, Mont. -The following is a press release from the office of Governor Brian Schweitzer:Governor Schweitzer today issued an Executive Order Declaring a Statewide Fire Emergency.With fire danger levels ranging from high to extreme across the...
  • Rosebud fire
    Mandatory evacuations ordered for Rosebud wildfire in eastern Montana
    Rosebud Wildfire Information Officer Paula Short said the fire spotted across Getaway Trail into grassland and a residential area shortly after 2 p.m. prompting mandatory evacuations. Currently fire engines are stationed close to residences and...
  • Fallen airmen come home
    MAFFS 7 fallen airmen come home
    It was their final journey home. The bodies of four North Carolina Air National Guardsmen returned home to Charlotte on Wednesday. They were killed July 1st when their C-130 aircraft crashed while fighting wildfires. Their war zone was the White...
  • Farm wagon ad
    Tippecanoe County, June 1912 part 4
    Made in Lafayette, the Indiana Wagon Company ran a sale on farm wagons. The wagons could be purchased from either the factory or Jameson Bros. Store. A good, basic, wagon could be purchased for $67.50. (link)In tribute to Major Archibald Butt, who...
  • Kootenai Fire 2009
    Montana fire season predictions for 2012
    Montana fire experts expect a normal fire season in 2012. Fires were all but eliminated last year because of above average winter snowpack, spring flooding and cool weather.2012 snowpack levels are average for the entire mountain region of the...
  • From cover of "Firehouse" by David Halberstam
    9/11 book "Firehouse" illuminates firefighting
    How many lives were saved by the hundreds of firefighters who entered the burning Twin Towers? That was not a question for David Halberstam's book "Firehouse," which does, however, show to some extent how these men livedup through 9...