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Alameda County Fire Department

by Firefighter Heather Marques

Alameda County spans from the shores of the San Francisco Bay to the golden inland hills. Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) is comprised of multiple consolidated agencies that began joining forces and sharing resources in 1993. Protecting ...

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Ancient Fire, Modern Fire: Understanding and Living With Our Friend and Foe

by Einar Jensen

<p>Creating fire is easy, yet understanding and learning to live with this friend and foe has never been easy; stopping fire is a dangerous—and often deadly—pursuit. Drawing on his experiences as an environmental historian, firefighter and life ...

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Blue Ridge Fire Towers

by Robert Sorrell

Fire lookout towers have graced the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains for more than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists began constructing lookouts during the late 1800s. By the 1930s, states and the federal government had

ISBN: 9781625854001

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CAL FIRE

San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono Counties

by Steve Maurer & CAL FIRE Museum

Since the establishment of the California State Board of Forestry in 1885, the mission of the California Division of Forestry has been to protect and preserve natural resources via a focus on resource management and protection of valuable ...

ISBN: 9781439656341

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Chasing Smoke

A Wildfire Memoir

by Aaron Williams

<p>"At first I'm calm as the trees fall. But suddenly a rat's nest of wood, bent horizontal and cribbed into the trees above us, comes down in a rush of a hundred machine gun snaps. Trees caught in the nest flail around before hitting the ...

ISBN: 9781550178067

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East Bay Hills

A Brief History

by Amelia Sue Marshall

<p>Like the mist rising from San Francisco Bay encircles the towering redwoods, the little-known legends of the East Bay Hills enrich a glorious history. Follow the trails of Saclan and Jalquin-Yrgin people over the hills and through the ...

ISBN: 9781439663110

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Fire Lookouts of Oregon

by Cheryl Hill

The first lookouts were rustic camps on mountaintops, where men and women were stationed to keep an eye out for wildfires. As the importance of fire prevention grew, a lookout construction boom resulted in hundreds of cabins and towers being ...

ISBN: 9781439655078

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FIRETEAM™ Firefighter Exam Review Guide

by Lewis Morris

<p>Learn how to pass the FIRETEAM™ Firefighter Exam and become a professional firefighter. The number of candidates taking the exam has increased dramatically in recent years, reflecting the desirability of the profession. In order to succeed ...

ISBN: 9781310413681

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Historic Fires of Fall River

by Stefani Koorey PhD

<p>Fall River's textile boom in the nineteenth century brought with it a series of fiery disasters. The Big Fire of 1843 left more than one thousand people homeless and destroyed two hundred buildings, as well as twenty-some acres of land. After

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Houston Firefighter Exam Review Guide

by Lewis Morris

<p data-version='1.1'>Learn how to pass the new Houston, Texas Firefighter exam and become a professional firefighter. The number of candidates taking the exam has increased dramatically in recent years, reflecting the desirability of the ...

ISBN: 9781524231132

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Human Factors Challenges in Emergency Management

Enhancing Individual and Team Performance in Fire and Emergency Services

by Christine Owen

<p>This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The chapters source and contextualize their own research practice within the context of ...

ISBN: 9781317120308

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Let the Bums Burn

Australia's Deadliest Building Fire and the Salvation Army Tragedies

by Geoff Plunkett

In 1966 a fire ripped through Melbourne's William Booth Memorial Home for destitute and alcoholic men. Although it remains Australia's deadliest building fire, it is, like the 30 men who died in that fire - forgotten. This shocking narrative ...

ISBN: 9780987427946

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Los Angeles Firefighter Exam Review Guide

by Lewis Morris

<p data-version='1.1'>Learn how to pass the new Los Angeles Firefighter exam and become a professional firefighter. The number of candidates taking the exam has increased dramatically in recent years, reflecting the desirability of the ...

ISBN: 9781524228644

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Northeast Forest Fire Supervisors

by Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact

<p>Controlling wildfires has been a significant mission for the state and federal governments since the early 1900s. During this time, the agencies responsible for wildland fire management have worked jointly in many ways to minimize losses from

ISBN: 9781439661161

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Pathe' Film Studio Fire New York City December 10, 1929

by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr

<p>The fire at the Park Avenue studios of Pathe&apos; film company snuffed out the lives of ten persons. Nineteen others were injured in a disaster that might have been prevented had the building been equipped with an adequate sprinkler system. ...

ISBN: 9781370901869

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Smoke Burns

by John Taylor

<p>This book is a reflection on my 26 years as a serving fire-fighter and fire officer. My observations are exactly what I&apos;ve seen, whilst fire-fighting in real fires and my explanations are purposefully aimed at educating and informing ...

ISBN: 9781311192677

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The Book of the Crossbow

by Ralph Payne-Gallwey

<p>One of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages, the crossbow fired a 12-inch bolt capable of piercing all but the strongest armor. This fascinating illustrated study traces its use in both medieval and modern times as a military and ...

ISBN: 1230001186703

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The Great Chicago Fire

by John Boda & Ray Johnson

<p>After a hot and very dry summer, Chicago was largely a wooden tinderbox awaiting a spark that would come on the Sunday night of October 8, 1871. What became known as &quot;the Great Chicago Fire&quot; was a massive firestorm that moved faster

ISBN: 9781439662847

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The Great Fire of Petersburg, Virginia

by Tamara J. Eastman

On July 16, 1815, a fire began in a small stable in Petersburg. After only a few hours, almost two-thirds of the city lay in ruins. Citizens stood on the banks of the Appomattox River and watched as wind blew flames from one building to the ...

ISBN: 9781625857132

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The Rocket Powered Oven

how to build your own super-efficient cooker

by Tim Barker

<p>Learn the fundamentals of rocket stove design that powers the oven, and choose between one of two designs to build. A <em>Black Oven</em>, which reuses an existing gas or electric oven and a <em>White Oven</em>, which can be made using 2 x ...

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