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Wildfire Intel - CA - Initial Attack


Friday, October 15, 2021, 09:25 PM

CA-TGU Canal

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 07:12 PM


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Monday, October 11, 2021, 07:26 PM

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CA-CND-French (SQF)

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DailyDispatch - California

Family displaced, 2 pets killed in Fresno County house fire

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 01:22 PM

Firefighters are working to determine what sparked a fire that burned a home and vehicle, killing at least two pets, in Fresno County. It happened after 3:30 am on California Avenue near Jamison, east of Kerman. More than a dozen firefighters responded to the blaze. When they arrived, the flames were ripping through a house and a car.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 10:22:43 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia

Van slams into tree in front of San Diego Police Department substation, bursts into flames

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 07:59 PM

PHOTOS: A van slammed into a tree in front of a San Diego Police substation in City Heights and burst into flames early Thursday morning, prompting an emergency response from firefighters. At around 2:10 a.m., San Diego Police said a van traveling on Landis Street veered off the roadway and crashed into a tree that stood in front of the SDPD Mid-City substation.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 4:59:50 PM - SOURCE: KGTV-TV ABC 10 San Diego

Crews Work Quickly To Stop Modesto Garage Fire From Spreading

Friday, October 22, 2021, 01:01 PM

An early morning fire tore through a garage in Modesto, authorities say. The scene was along 1st Street. Modesto Fire says crews responded to the scene just after 2 a.m. and found a detached garage engulfed in flames. Several structures were threatened by the fire and power lines had come down, firefighters say.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 10:01:52 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento

Firefighters are in Long Beach to learn the fine art of blowing things up

Friday, October 22, 2021, 04:03 AM

Firefighters from all over the state converged in Long Beach this week for three days of comprehensive training on how to play with fire. Generally, firefighters fight fires, as the title might suggest. But on Thursday, rather than treat fire like their age-old nemesis, they reveled in the many spectacular incarnations of the feared element.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 1:03:49 AM - SOURCE: Long Beach Post - Metered Site

Firefighters Respond To Fire At Rancho Cordova Vehicle Recycling Facility

Friday, October 22, 2021, 12:35 AM

Firefighters battled a fire that broke out at a recycling business in Rancho Cordova on Thursday night. According to a tweet from Sacramento Metro Fire Department, the fire happened at Euro Auto Recycling at 3527 Recycle Road. They say the fire was inside a commercial structure and was kept to the exterior of the main building.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 9:35:32 PM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento

One Killed, Los Angeles Firefighter Injured During Fire at Harvard Heights House

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:27 PM

A man in his 20s was killed and a firefighter was injured in a fire Thursday morning that damaged a house in the Harvard Heights area west of downtown Los Angeles. Firefighters responded to the 2800 block of West 14th Street at about 6:30 a.m. and extinguished the flames in the two-story building in about a half hour, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2021 9:27:56 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell sworn in as U.S. Fire Administrator

Monday, October 25, 2021, 11:56 AM

In a ceremony broadcast to more than 100 supporters watching via Zoom, Moore-Merrell took her oath of office and offered remarks on her vision for the administration

Ga. search and rescue team on hold as bureaucracy stalls re-organization

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 11:32 AM

Under state law a private rescue team cannot operate unless it's licensed by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency

N.J. firefighter, honorary chief dies following crash response

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 11:15 AM

Nicholas Prioli, 89, who was known as "Pop" around the firehouse, served alongside his grandson, an assistant chief of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company

Ark. fire captain cited for sexual solicitation

Friday, October 22, 2021, 02:13 PM

The Fort Smith firefighter has been placed on paid leave and pleaded not guilty

Dirt bike rider dies after being struck by fire engine in Baltimore, officials say

Friday, October 22, 2021, 12:30 PM

The truck was responding to a call; firefighters union says members have been offered mental health assistance

Situational awareness (and happiness) require focus

Friday, October 22, 2021, 12:18 PM

What are you to doing to enhance situational awareness and reduce multitasking in a world increasingly consumed with distraction?

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