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


Monday, May 15, 2023, 03:46 PM


Friday, May 12, 2023, 05:14 PM


Thursday, April 6, 2023, 05:44 PM


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Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 11:18 PM

Wilfire Intel - CA - Continuing


Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 06:30 PM

CA-TNF-Mosquito (Contained)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 12:33 AM

CA-BDF-Radford (Contained)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 11:22 AM


Monday, September 5, 2022, 07:25 PM

CA-KNF-Yeti (Formerly China 2)

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 02:07 AM


Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:00 PM

Latest News

DailyDispatch - California

Family's East Hollywood warehouse burnt down, suspect fire started in homeless camp

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 02:14 AM

VIDEO: It was such a mess. From the ceiling to the floor the warehouse for Store Supply was destroyed by an intense middle-of-the-night fire. The family thinks it started in a homeless encampment adjacent to the store. Andres Valdez owns the warehouse. He and his family said they’ve had an ongoing conflict with a homeless man whose encampment is adjacent to the store.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2023 11:14:39 PM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles

Follow-up: Folsom firefighter recounts lifesaving measures taken to rescue teen from Cosumnes River in Rancho Murietta

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 06:39 PM

VIDEO: Firefighter Nicholas Boule knows a shift can change in an instant. And earlier this week it did, he recalled Saturday from the Folsom Fire Department. “This is a career call,” Boule said. “You don’t know when the tones are going to go off and what you’re going to get called for.” LiveCopter 3 was overhead with exclusive images as Boule and his team rushed to help a teenager Monday, stuck and clinging to a submerged tree in the cold and fast-moving water of the Cosumnes River.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2023 3:39:00 PM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento

'I wouldn't want to wake up burned': Good Samaritan springs into action to stop downtown San Diego fire

Monday, May 29, 2023, 10:16 PM

VIDEO: A man in the Downtown area drove by a building engulfed in flames Monday morning and temporarily became an honorary firefighter to "save people's lives." San Diego Fire-Rescue Department received several calls around 6 a.m. with reports that a shed or outbuilding was on fire in the 2100 block of India Street in the Downtown area.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2023 7:16:28 PM - SOURCE: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego

Los Angeles: Serial Arsonist Arrested in Connection With 30 Car Fires in Sunland-Tujunga

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 04:45 PM

VIDEO: A serial arsonist is off the streets after a home security camera caught him in the act helping police arrest him. A neighbor's Ring camera captured the man on the bike dousing a truck parked on Greeley Street and Pinewood Avenue in Tujunga with something from a bottle. The man is then seen lighting the truck on fire and riding away.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2023 1:45:08 PM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles

Firefighters attend a life-saving training at the Zinfandel Training Center in Sacramento County

Friday, May 26, 2023, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: Dozens of firefighters learning life-saving training, at an event at the Zinfandel Training Center called Extrication Training, and authorities say it's more important than ever. Sac Metro Fire crews, along with other agencies around the state, attended the event on Thursday to learn how to get victims and themselves out of dangerous situations while responding to emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Stockton

California’s epic snowmelt means cold, deadly torrents ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Friday, May 26, 2023, 03:00 AM

California rivers fed by this winter’s massive Sierra Nevada snowpack have been turned into deadly torrents, drawing warnings from public safety officials ahead of the Memorial Day weekend’s traditional start of outdoor summer recreation. At least seven people, including two children, have died or gone missing this spring in the grasp of powerful rivers plunging down from California’s towering mountain range, and there have been numerous rescues.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

Every firefighting scenario needs a great movie line

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 04:35 PM

The best movie lines invariably find their way onto the fireground and into the firehouse — often with hilarious results

Southwest Inn fire: The deadliest day in Houston FD history

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 03:50 PM

The May 31, 2013, motel structure collapse resulted in the five LODDs, four at the time of the incident, one years later

Use of goats to reduce wildfire risk runs into Calif. OT law

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 02:16 PM

Herders have been paid a minimum salary to be on-call 24/7, available for overtime, but new regulations have raised the minimum

N.J. firefighters rescue person trapped in basement during house fire

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 01:39 PM

5 people were injured, 3 critically, during a house fire in Pennsauken

10 fire-based EMS training ideas to master by the end of summer

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 12:25 PM

Conquer stressful calls, identify treatment challenges and pitfalls, and use technology to its best potential to save lives this summer and beyond

Why reinvent the wheel when it comes to struck-by incidents?

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 12:00 PM

We can apply the 5 Es of CRR to distracted driving to better protect our first responders operating on roadways