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

CA-SCU-Kirker 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 07:06 PM


Sunday, June 4, 2023, 06:56 PM


Sunday, June 4, 2023, 05:22 PM


Monday, May 15, 2023, 03:46 PM


Friday, May 12, 2023, 05:14 PM


Thursday, April 6, 2023, 05:44 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

VIDEO: Fire engulfs commercial building in Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 08:32 AM

Firefighters extinguished a major emergency fire in Lincoln Heights Wednesday after they gained the upper hand on the blaze that lasted more than 90 minutes. The fire was reported at 1:20 a.m. and fire crews raced to 1773 N. Sichel St. south of Alhambra Avenue where the flames at the two-story, 13,500 square-foot, two-story commercial building quickly intensified, causing fire authorities to upgrade the blaze to a greater alarm fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2023 5:32:36 AM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles

Large fire at Lake Chabot Golf Course clubhouse in Oakland extinguished

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 10:52 PM

PHOTOS: A large fire at the Lake Chabot Golf Course clubhouse in Oakland was extinguished overnight, according to the Oakland Fire Department. Forty firefighters were involved in fighting the blaze. Engine 28 was the first to arrive on the scene and immediately upgraded the original assignment, the department said.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 7:52:21 PM - SOURCE: KRON-TV NBC 4 San Francisco

Humboldt-Del Norte Cal Fire crews assist in lightning fires, prepare for another fire season

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 11:21 PM

With lightning strikes across the region, Humboldt-Del Norte Cal Fire crews are gearing up for this year's fire season. According to officials, crews assisted the U.S. Forest Service in responding to at least four smaller fires in the Six Rivers National Forest Tuesday. At the same time, other personnel have been busy training seasonal firefighters in preparation for another potentially deadly fire season.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 8:21:00 PM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding

Gas leak, water main break shut down San Francisco streets

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 03:00 AM

Emergency crews Wednesday morning responded to a gas leak and water main break in San Francisco, according to the city's emergency operations. The incident shut down the area of Duboce Avenue and Castro Street, where San Francisco firefighters, PG&E personnel and water department crews responded. At least one resident told NBC Bay Area they were notifed to evacuate their building, and San Francisco fire officials later said a one-block radius had been evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose

Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station in Sun Valley struck by vehicle

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: A single vehicle crashed into a Los Angeles Fire Department station in Sun Valley early Monday morning. A car crashed into the front of LAFD Fire Station 77, located at 9224 Sunland Boulevard, at the intersection of Tuxford Place, at about 5:26 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Dept. Two people in the car suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization, according to the LAFD.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles

Fire tears through apartment carport, leaving vehicles burned in Hemet

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 05:34 PM

VIDEO: Hemet firefighters responded to an apartment complex and carport fire Monday night. The fire was reported around 10 p.m. at the Greentree Park Apartments in the 1100 block of West Devonshire Avenue. Crews arrived to find a section of the apartment complex and a carport fully involved with multiple cars burning.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2023 2:34:48 PM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles
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