Author Archives: Bill Carey

Passion and Perseverance

TrueNorth celebrates 25 years   “Looking back on the last 25 years of the joys and challenges associated with running a business, I was reminded of when I came up with the concept of our patented load-trapping pack design, which ...

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Florida Brush Fire Evacuees Return Home

Book burning started a 700-acre fire near Bryceville   BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire. Forest Service spokeswoman Annaleasa Winter ...

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Florida Brush Fire Forces Evacuations

400-acre fire burns in Nassau County   BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Forest Service officials say a 400-acre brush fire has forced the evacuation of a neighborhood and threatened or burned up to 15 homes. Nassau County Emergency Management Director ...

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Oklahoma Wildfire 99 Percent Contained

Wildfire destroyed nine homes A small but stubborn fire that destroyed at least nine homes southeast of Tulsa is 99 percent contained, an Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman said Tuesday night. More than 100 people forced to evacuate were allowed to ...

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Still No Answers for Tennessee Fire Victims

Sevier County authorities still under court order about fire information An American flag has been hung at the entrance to Gatlinburg , Tenn., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. A devastating wildfire destroyed numerous homes and buildings on Monday. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News ...

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Idaho Smokejumpers

You’ll find them in the most rugged territory   On Final Productions – This video provides an overview of the McCall Smokejumper Program. Smokejumpers are experienced wildland firefighters accessing wildfires via parachute jumps. Smokejumpers are primarily used for initial attack, ...

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Longer and Longer

As our weather patterns and climate grow more erratic, fire seasons will become more difficult to predict Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 3 This year, we saw a rise in intense wildfires across the United States and ...

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Wildfire Destroys Oklahoma Homes

Tankers pull water from nearby Lake Eufaula   LONGTOWN, Oklahoma (AP) — Emergency crews fought a stubborn fire that destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma and forced the evacuation of more than 100 others. The wildfire east of ...

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Are You Ready?

Changing wildfire seasons and being prepared for mutual-aid calls Get your departments trained to always have in their minds that wildland fires can happen any time of the year. (Photo by Tod Sudmeier.) By Brad Davidson | FireRescue Magazine, Volume ...

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