Category Archives: Fire prevention

Fire Safety and Children

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For the last seventeen years of my career in law enforcement, I was involved in arson and bomb investigation, prior to that I was on a fire department.  This resulted in being involved in investigating a number of fires that …

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30 Year Old Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher Still Works.

For some time I have been wanting to train my wife on the use of dry chemical fire extinguishers.  I have a never used dry chemical fire extinguisher that is dated 1984.  First, I want to explain a bit about …

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More on the Use of Fire Extinguishers After TEOTWAWEKI

Fires are extinguished by removing one of the three sides of the fire triangle. The fire triangle consists of fuel, oxygen and heat. These are required for a fire to burn. To extinguish fires you merely remove one side of …

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Indian Back Pumps a Simple Solution for Fire Suppression

Fires are and always will be a danger, whether wildland or structure fires.  When you cannot depend on the fire department what do can you do?  One possible solution is the Indian Back Pump.  This is a simple five-gallon pack …

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Wildfires can Cost You, Your Home and Your Life

This is a subject that I have written on before and many of you may have read about it.   Not too far from where I live there are two major wildfires, both have destroyed structures.  Some of these structures have …

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Hand Pump Fire Extinquishers

I have a list of items that I am always searching for, last week I found one.  It is a 2 ½ gallon hand operated fire extinguisher.  Back in the 60’s we used these all the time when I was …

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Campfires and Fire Safety after TEOTWAWKI

There are several simple rules that you need to follow in building a campfire.

Never build a campfire on forest liter or duff, this is plant debris such as pine needles and other decomposing plant remains on the forest floor.  …

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How to Survive a House Fire.

Having spent many years either as a fireman or arson investigator I have been inside of many burning buildings.  Since I worked at a state level, I put on training classes for locals and had the opportunity to start fires …

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How to Protect Yourself From Wildland Fires.

Every year about this time, I write an article on the dangers of Wildland fires.  My hope is that people pay attention to it and make their homes fire safe.  However, every year I then go to homes where I …

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Evacuations Because of Wildfire.

Leaving your home in an emergency is always a hard thing to do.  A lot of us have made plans and considered what we would take with us in case of TEOTWAWKI.  But in the last couple of days numerous …

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