As a full-time firefighter, my passion for serving my community and helping others is an integral part of my life. This website is dedicated to my career in firefighting and the many challenges and rewards that come with it. But firefighting is not just a job to me, it's a way of life. When I'm not at the fire station, I love to explore the great outdoors through hiking, camping, and mountain biking. These hobbies help me stay physically and mentally fit, which is crucial in this demanding profession.
On this website, I will be sharing my experiences as a firefighter, as well as my love for the outdoors and the various DIY activities that keep me grounded. I hope that through my website, you will gain a better understanding of what it means to be a firefighter, and also discover some of the amazing sights and experiences that nature has to offer.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your time here!


I plan to keep this site updated with relevant resources and topics relating to the fire service. These are sources that I have found essential and/or informative during my career.

Current Lightning Strikes

This map shows recent cloud-to-ground strikes within the past hour. White indicates within 15 min, fading eventually to red at 60 min.

Data is obtained from volunteer based data collection network Blitzortung.org. 

I help contribute to the network and you can view my lighting detector data on my Lightning page.

Current Watches/Warnings

Fire Outlook

Wildfire Intel - CA - Initial Attack


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CA-LNU-Ridge 2024

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 07:50 PM

Wilfire Intel - CA - Continuing


Saturday, July 20, 2024, 05:10 PM

CA-SQF-Lightning 2024 (Trout/Long)

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HI-Maui-Crater Road

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Latest News

DailyDispatch - California

Video shows possible arson suspects running from Hawarden Fire origin point in Riverside

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: There's over $10 million worth of damage to homes in the area of Canyon Hills Road as the Hawarden Fire continues to burn in Riverside. Video circulating among residents that was shared with FOX 11 Tuesday morning shows the moment a concerned homeowner confronts three young suspects running from the origin point of the Hawarden Fire, which is being blamed on illegal fireworks.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Fire Department Hosts Largest Jr. Firefighter Camp in Its History

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 03:00 AM

Camp season is in full swing, and the Beverly Hills Fire Department (BHFD) has spent the week training the next generation of first responders. The department’s Jr. Firefighter Camp officially began on July 15 and took place daily through July 19. The week-long program, which currently has the highest enrollment in its history, teaches young people about all the responsibilities of being a firefighter and prepares them for future jobs at the department.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Beverly Hills Courier

Gold Complex: Evacuations underway as 4 lightning-sparked fires burn in Plumas County

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: Evacuation orders and warnings are in place Monday evening as crews battle four lightning-sparked fires in the Plumas National Forest on Monday. Three of the fires are near Whitehawk Ranch, with the Mill Fire being the largest. The Smith Fire is burning north of Highway 70. The Mill Fire has burned 500 acres and the Mill 2 and 3 fires are about 74 acres, the Plumas National Forest said.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento

Mules carry supplies to fire crews amidst Shelly Fire containment efforts in Siskiyou County

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 03:00 AM

PHOTOS: The U.S. Forest Service, Klamath National Forest (USFS) utilized mules to bring supplies to fire crews at the Shelly Fire on Monday. John Sprik, an animal packer of the NFS says this isn't his first rodeo, shared that he worked on the Deep Fire, utilizing the mules to remove equipment where helicopters couldn't touch down.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding

VIDEO: Part of vacant commercial building in Los Angeles collapses after large fire

Monday, July 22, 2024, 03:00 AM

It took more than 100 firefighters to contain a large fire that broke out at a vacant commercial building in Panorama City on Saturday. The fire was first reported a 10,000-square-foot building a little before 2:40 p.m. at 14651 W. Roscoe Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters say that the building, which had been the site of other fires in the past, suffered a partial collapse due to the flames.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles

Home under construction catches fire in Fresno

Monday, July 22, 2024, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: The Fresno Fire Department released body cam footage of a firefight with a structure early Sunday morning. Firefighters say around 3:30 a.m. they responded to a structure fire on Sussex Way and Maroa Avenue. Crews arrived, reporting smoke and fire coming from a portion of a home that was under construction.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSEE-TV NBC 24 Fresno

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

Webinar preview: Busting therapy myths for firefighters

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 05:39 PM

Listen as Dr. Rachelle Zemlok takes the Better Every Shift crew inside the psychologist’s office

Pa. firefighters battle 2-alarm restaurant fire

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 03:33 PM

Firefighters from several departments fought a blaze at a popular restaurant in Hanover Township

Secret Service director resigns following Trump assassination attempt

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 11:23 AM

During a congressional hearing, Kimberly Cheatle said the Secret Service was told about a suspicious person two to five times before the shooting at the Trump rally

Wildfire scorches western states during heat wave

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 10:05 AM

Over two dozen wildfires are burning in the Pacific Northwest

Good Samaritans catch children, adult jumping from burning Conn. apartment

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 08:52 AM

Neighbors caught a woman and two children as they jumped to escape from the burning apartment in Middletown.

Fatal tractor-trailer fire, explosion shuts down N.J. highway

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 08:35 AM

Video of the fiery Clifton crash shows a fireball spreading across Rout 3 in Clifton