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


Monday, May 15, 2023, 03:46 PM


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Wilfire Intel - CA - Continuing


Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 06:30 PM

CA-TNF-Mosquito (Contained)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 12:33 AM

CA-BDF-Radford (Contained)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 11:22 AM


Monday, September 5, 2022, 07:25 PM

CA-KNF-Yeti (Formerly China 2)

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 02:07 AM


Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:00 PM

Latest News

DailyDispatch - California

Firefighters attend a life-saving training at the Zinfandel Training Center in Sacramento County

Friday, May 26, 2023, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: Dozens of firefighters learning life-saving training, at an event at the Zinfandel Training Center called Extrication Training, and authorities say it's more important than ever. Sac Metro Fire crews, along with other agencies around the state, attended the event on Thursday to learn how to get victims and themselves out of dangerous situations while responding to emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Stockton

California’s epic snowmelt means cold, deadly torrents ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Friday, May 26, 2023, 03:00 AM

California rivers fed by this winter’s massive Sierra Nevada snowpack have been turned into deadly torrents, drawing warnings from public safety officials ahead of the Memorial Day weekend’s traditional start of outdoor summer recreation. At least seven people, including two children, have died or gone missing this spring in the grasp of powerful rivers plunging down from California’s towering mountain range, and there have been numerous rescues.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles

San Mateo turns old fire station into sleeping barracks for officers with long commutes

Friday, May 26, 2023, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: In San Mateo's Parkside neighborhood, a familiar place offers a respite for weary police officers. "This is the home away from home for our police officers," said Sgt. Michael Haobsh with the San Mateo Police Department. The city converted an old fire station into a police substation with sleeping barracks that can house up to 12 officers for overnight stays.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVU-TV FOX 2 Oakland

Oceanside Fire Department says 1 rescued from North County house fire

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 03:00 AM

One person was rescued from a house fire in North County Wednesday evening, said the Oceanside Fire Department. Fire units from Oceanside and Carlsbad were dispatched to a structure fire that was reported to be in a small single-story duplex located on the 1500 block of Higgins Street around 5:08 p.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSWB-TV FOX 5 San Diego

Ghost Ship artist warehouse where dozens died in fire razed - what will happen to the site?

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 03:00 AM

PHOTOS: What remained of the burned-out artist warehouse where 36 people died in California’s worst single structure fire — a tragedy that led to a criminal conviction, lawsuits, a landlord bankruptcy and fire inspection reforms — was quietly demolished this month. The property that includes the warehouse site was acquired earlier this month by The Unity Council, a nonprofit community development organization based in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Mercury News - Metered Site

Santa Rosa Fire Department Says Dollar Tree Building Damaged In Fire From Homeless Encampment

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 03:00 AM

A fire spread from a Santa Rosa homeless encampment to a retail building early Tuesday morning, producing a large column of smoke and prompting several 911 calls, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said. The first call came in at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday about the structure fire near the intersection of Sebastopol Road and Stony Point Road, according to SRFD Division Chief Fire Marshal Paul Lowenthal.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rohnert Park-Cotati Patch

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

Watch: Calif. firefighters respond to dog house collapse

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 12:00 PM

Engine 11, Truck 16 and Battalion 4 responded to a tree down on a "house"

'We dodged a bullet': 12-year-old Texas girl saves family from CO poisoning

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 06:00 AM

Jaziyah Parker noticed her mom was "acting weird" so she called 911

LODD: S.C. firefighter killed in apartment fire

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 03:20 AM

Irmo Fire District Firefighter James Muller, 25, became trapped in the fire along with multiple other firefighters

Photo of the Week: Conveyer belt rescue

Friday, May 26, 2023, 11:49 AM

Pennsylvania fire and EMS crews worked for an hour to free a worker's hand

Ghost Ship, site of deadliest Calif. single structure fire, demolished

Friday, May 26, 2023, 10:34 AM

The Oakland fire where 36 people died revealed a flawed fire inspection process

'Emergency!' actor Michael Norell, 'Captain Stanley,' passes away

Friday, May 26, 2023, 09:38 AM

Norell was widely known for his "Station 51, KMG365" line in most episodes