Fire Whirls

October 14th, 2015

Image Source: Wikipedia Did you know that I grew up in Illinois? Yup… the good ol’ Midwest. We don’t live with the threat of wildfire in that neck of the…

Am I Prepared for Wildfire?

July 9th, 2015

To-go bag essentials I was talking with my friend, Jed Horan, from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and he suggested I write a blog on the importance of…

From Smoke to Response: The Dispatcher’s Side of the Story

August 11th, 2014

With fire season in full swing and more acres of Nevada vegetation burning by the day, I recently began to wonder what happens when a 911 call is placed to…

Leave it to the Experts on the Fourth

July 2nd, 2014

The 4th of July and a local fireworks show has always been a fixture of my upbringing in Nevada. My family would always pack cold drinks and desserts in a…

Ready for a Red Flag Warning

May 28th, 2014

Late spring is a precarious time for weather in Nevada. Temperatures can drop and soar, the sun can be shining one moment and rain can be pounding the roof of…

Let’s Lend Firefighters a Hand, Huh?

April 8th, 2014

As a member of a community located in the wildland-urban interface where a beautiful hike is moments from my door, there’s always wildlife to study, and the stars seem to…

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