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A Great Day For a Grass Fire

March 20, 2018
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Sunday was a great day for a grass fire. No, not that kind of grass, although wildland fires can make your day go to pot. It’s that time of year. People get cabin fever, and…

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Pay For a Pumper at Naughty Bingo

February 19, 2017
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So here’s the scenario: You want to support your local volunteer fire department, so you go to their fund-raising bingo night. And it’s your lucky day! You get the B-12, and the I-C, and the…

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Where’s the Fire?

December 1, 2016
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Two weeks ago, I wrote a tale about my mother-in-law needing to move to assisted living because the fire department had been called one too many times when she left things on the stove. I…

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Pining Away Over Smoke

April 7, 2015
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Pining Away Over Smoke

It’s not workable to wear air packs at wildland fires, but you can usually stay out of the worst of the smoke if you’re careful. I wasn’t. Sunday we responded to a fire that burned…

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Great Fires Aren’t Good

October 22, 2014
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Great Fires Aren’t Good

This column did get printed in time for Fire Prevention Week—it’s just late getting online. But really, shouldn’t something like this be all year round? Meanwhile, the new publisher has allowed me to write a…

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Bleeding Fire Engine Red

October 14, 2014
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Bleeding Fire Engine Red

The editor of the newspapers I work for asked me for a fire service related article for our Fire Prevention Week insert last week, and this is what I came up with:     It’s…

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A Novel Solution To Saving Camp

May 28, 2014
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A Novel Solution To Saving Camp

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   There I was, happily whacking away at the keyboard, working on a story that poked a little fun at the space opera genre, when they tried to shut down my…

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Bobbing For Fire

March 26, 2014
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Bobbing For Fire

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   After three decades as a volunteer firefighter, I … hurt. A lot, especially when it’s cold. Recently I’ve been seen wearing a sling, to let my arm heal after I…

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Why During Christmas, You Never Forget Your Fire Department

December 25, 2013
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Why During Christmas, You Never Forget Your Fire Department

Unfortunately, this is the true tale of the fire in my kitchen this past weekend. Please sing to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas.  Don’t worry, I counted only to Five. I don’t want…

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Come on Baby, Light my Fire — Again?

June 4, 2011
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Come on Baby, Light my Fire — Again?

  I started to make spaghetti sauce. I was browning garlic in olive oil when the phone rang. It was a person I was trying to interview for an article for the past week. Immediately,…

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