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September 5th, 2018

August 17th, 2018

August 13th, 2018

Heat signature on Infrared Ch. 2 (fog) w/ Fire Enhancement satellite image from Klondike / Taylor Fires in SW Oregon on Firday August 10th, around 5 pm. Several other fires are visible as well, including the Carr Fire still burning near Redding California.

July 27th, 2018

Each year, thousands of of wildland firefighters like myself choose to put their lives and families on hold to battle wildfires across the continent. Many of us have other jobs, hobbies, and lifestyles that we choose to abandon for the summer months in order to serve our duty as on call firefighters. We never know when that call is going to come in, but we are always ready for it. We do it because we love the job.


Our families have to put their lives on hold too. Us firefighters tell our families that we must stay close to the phone and be ready at a moments notice. “Sorry sweetie, can't go camping! There's no cell phone signal out there and I have to be ready to go..” he tells his daughter. Our families support us because they know it's a job we love and is a service that is needed. As wildland firefighters, our greatest support comes from the love, compassion, and understanding that we receive from our family and friends. It means a lot to us knowing that we are appreciated. The thanks we get does go a long way and for that, we in turn thank you; our family and friends. Without your support, we could not do this job.


Two more firefighters were killed yesterday. Two more firefighters' families are devastated today. When tragedy like this strikes the wildland firefighting community, the sense of loss reverberates throughout all families and firefighters who make the sacrifice every summer. What can be even worse, is that many seasonal wildland firefighters don't have any type of life insurance policy or pension, or anything that the surviving family can receive to help with the financial burden of losing a dad or mom, son or daughter. This has been a problem for seasonal employees in the wildland firefighting industry since the beginning of time. There is, however, an organization called the “Wildland Firefighter Foundation” that was set up to address this problem. It is a solid, non-profit organization that helps with supporting the costs associated with firefighter deaths in the wildland community. Please donate, even if it's just a dollar. Many of us firefighters make up the majority of donations this organization receives because most people outside of the fire community don't know about it. But now you do. Please share this with your friends and help the families out with your support and donations. It's our families that make the greatest sacrifice every summer, wishing dad was home grilling steaks on 4th of July, or wishing mom was at that camping trip in August. The Wildland Firefighter Foundation helps the families out when someone doesn't make it home from the fireline. Please help, please share.


To our families who ultimately make the greatest sacrifice by having to put your lives on hold every summer- we love you and are so grateful for your love and support; Thank you.

July 18th, 2018

July 17th, 2018

July 10th, 2018

The ERC: Energy release component. The energy release component (ERC) is a number related to the available energy (BTU) per unit area (square foot) within the flaming front at the head of a fire. Daily variations in ERC are due to changes in moisture content of the various fuels present, both live and dead. 

Fuel moisture: is a measure of the amount of water in a fuel (vegetation) available to a fire, and is expressed as a percent of the dry weight of that specific fuel. For example, if a fuel were totally dry, the fuel moisture content would be zero percent.

July 5th, 2018

July 3rd, 2018

July 2nd, 2018

June 29th, 2018

June 26th, 2018

June 25th, 2018

Pictures from the South Junction Fire, Oregon. Copyright

June 22nd, 2018 - And the fire season begins

June 21st, 2018

LEFT- Wildfire breaks out west of Cove Palisades


BELOW- Boxcar Fire in Maupin OR 6/21/18

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Firefighter Toolbox

"In a globalized world, one application can spread like wildfire and there's only one winning company, which means you have to invest more than you've ever had."

-Douglas Leone

"It is known that wildfires behave unpredictably - this is fundamental - but it is my experience that humans in the presence of wildfire are also likely to behave in aberrant and unpredictable ways."

-Michael Leunig

"Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine."

-Chris Hadfield

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

-John F. Kennedy

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."

-Steve Jobs

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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