As a full-time firefighter, my passion for serving my community and helping others is an integral part of my life. This website is dedicated to my career in firefighting and the many challenges and rewards that come with it. But firefighting is not just a job to me, it's a way of life. When I'm not at the fire station, I love to explore the great outdoors through hiking, camping, and mountain biking. These hobbies help me stay physically and mentally fit, which is crucial in this demanding profession.
On this website, I will be sharing my experiences as a firefighter, as well as my love for the outdoors and the various DIY activities that keep me grounded. I hope that through my website, you will gain a better understanding of what it means to be a firefighter, and also discover some of the amazing sights and experiences that nature has to offer.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your time here!


I plan to keep this site updated with relevant resources and topics relating to the fire service. These are sources that I have found essential and/or informative during my career.

Current Lightning Strikes

This map shows recent cloud-to-ground strikes within the past hour. White indicates within 15 min, fading eventually to red at 60 min.

Data is obtained from volunteer based data collection network Blitzortung.org. 

I help contribute to the network and you can view my lighting detector data on my Lightning page.

Current Watches/Warnings

Fire Outlook

Wildfire Intel - CA - Initial Attack


Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 06:18 PM


Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 04:07 PM


Sunday, June 9, 2024, 08:19 PM


Sunday, June 9, 2024, 07:26 PM

CA SKU SPRINGS(contained)

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 01:34 AM


Friday, June 7, 2024, 07:33 PM

Wilfire Intel - CA - Continuing

CA-STF-September Lightning Complex 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023, 06:25 PM

CA-SRF-Smith River Complex

Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 11:02 AM

Smith River Complex

Sunday, August 20, 2023, 07:26 PM

CA-SRF-Lightning Complex

Sunday, August 20, 2023, 10:12 AM

CA-KNF-Happy Camp Complex 2023

Thursday, August 17, 2023, 04:11 PM


Thursday, July 27, 2023, 06:03 PM

Latest News

DailyDispatch - California

Several cars damaged after apartment complex fire in Fresno

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 07:06 AM

PHOTOS: Several vehicles ended up damaged following a structure fire at an apartment complex in Fresno, suspected to have been started by metallic balloons, the Fresno Fire Department said. On Tuesday afternoon, firefighters say they received reports of a fire at an apartment complex near San Jose and Feland Avenues.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2024 4:06:33 AM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno

California Researchers Develop Board Game to Teach Wildfire Safety - Can It Save Lives?

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 03:00 AM

Dozens of residents and firefighters gathered on Sunday in the tiny coastal town of Tomales. In the town hall, past a table of coffee and donut holes, they met around six folding tables covered with giant maps of Tomales and the surrounding agricultural region from Dillon Beach to Two Rock. Each map was a game board for “Tomales Resilience,” an experimental game that simulates a real-life wildfire evacuation.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KQED-FM 88.5 San Francisco

'Oil Fire,' 'James Fire' burn total 75 acres in Kern County, Amazon Fulfillment Center evacuated

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 03:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: An Amazon Fulfillment Center BFL1 employee shared a video with Eyewitness News as employees were evacuated and sent home, according to the employee. They said employees at the fulfillment center on Petrol Road were sent home due to how close the fire was to the Amazon center. The Kern County Fire Department said two fires Tuesday on James Road and another near Highway 65 burned 75 total acres.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBAK-TV CBS 29 Bakersfield

5 rescued from burning boat in Monterey Bay

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 05:51 PM

The U.S. Coast Guard and Monterey County crews rescued five people from a burning boat earlier this week in waters two miles off the Salinas River near Moss Landing, according to officials. The Coast Guard received a report of a boat on fire two miles offshore of the Salinas River entrance, in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge area, at 3:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2024 2:51:17 PM - SOURCE: KRON-TV The CW/MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco

Crews stop spread of Acorn Fire near New Hogan Lake in Calaveras County

Monday, June 10, 2024, 09:07 PM

VIDEO: Firefighters halted the advancing flames of a vegetation fire that started Monday afternoon in Calaveras County. The Acorn Fire is south of Valley Springs near Hogan Dam Road close to New Hogan Lake, Cal Fire said. As of 2:15 p.m., the fire has burned at least 15 acres, up from 10 acres reported at 2:04 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2024 6:07:00 PM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento

Pasadena Firefighters Battle Second-Alarm Blaze Affecting Multiple Structures, 8 Displaced

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 02:56 PM

A two-alarm fire in the 2000 block of East Villa Street on Monday night displaced eight residents, according to authorities. The blaze, which affected multiple structures, remains under investigation. No injuries were reported in direct connection with the fire. Two cats were rescued. According to Pasadena Fire Department information, firefighters arriving at the scene after the 9:04 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2024 11:56:29 AM - SOURCE: Pasadena Now - Metered Site

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

7 must-do steps for hurricane disaster preparation

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 05:38 PM

From gathering necessities to understanding the hazards once the winds have ceased, these seven steps will ensure your community is prepared for a major storm

Dads, your role in Father's Day (and beyond)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 01:54 PM

Because adults spell love 'L-O-V-E' and children spell it 'T-I-M-E', fathers spending quality time with their kids is a key to creating healthy relationships

Like father, like daughter: ‘I love that she has chosen something I do’

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 12:03 PM

When Matt Fleming transitioned into the fire service in 2015, he had no idea his daughter would one day feel the same pull to serve

'Worst firefighter injury we’ve had': Ore. FF remains in critical condition

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:25 AM

Gresham Firefighter Spencer Tejedas suffered 45% burns to his body after fire conditions quickly changed

4 Calif. FDs face several burning structures at construction site

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 09:01 AM

Two houses were destroyed and two others damaged during a fire at a construction site in San Luis Obispo

Va. FD, PD, city officials under scrutiny in handling of delay of aid to shooting victim

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 06:01 AM

Newport News first responders had not followed protocols and incorrectly declared Quandrell Williams dead