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FireFightress: Quiz Results

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What Kind of Fire Apparatus Are You? taken over 5 years ago

You'd Be a Horse-Drawn Steam Engine

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Are You a Leader in Your Department? taken about 6 years ago

Leader in Training

Melissa

Location:
Independence, KS
Gender:
Female
Service:
Firefighter / Company Officer
Status:
Volunteer

Personal

Hobbies:
Swimming. Piano. Philosophy. Writing. Art.
Favorite Movies:
The Reader. There Will be Blood.
Favorite TV Shows:
Northern Exposure. Shameless, Gossip Girl, Big Love
Favorite Music:
Fleet Foxes, Beirut, Sarah Blasko, Muse,

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    Ravenfirefighter

    over 3 years ago

    Independence, Kansas...
    That is my birthplace!
    Small World!!
    Take Care and Godspeed!!!

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    weaver1436

    over 4 years ago

    how are things going

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    NYRICAN365

    over 5 years ago

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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    msmed236

    almost 6 years ago

    Hey Melissa thanks for the add...I am looking forward to us keeping in touch on here. Take care, stay safe and God Bless.

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    Captain367

    almost 6 years ago

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    Station Fire/Los Angeles
    Smoke ove Los Angeles from Station Fire

    Kurt Kamm
    One Foot in the Black

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    Captain367

    almost 6 years ago

    Thank you for the add hope all is well have ahgreat and safe weekend

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    On the Fireline in LA
    Kurt Kamm
    One Foot in the Black

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    weaver1436

    almost 6 years ago

    thanks for the add

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    FireFightress

    about 6 years ago

    Qualified today. Am now officially a firefighter. Worked hard for it.

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    mwittfire

    about 6 years ago

    Thanks for the add Maam...hope you and yours are safe and well...write anytime...

    Mike

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    about 6 years ago

    Melissa- lets stay in touch. Hope you might read my book. Some of the Aussie firefighters have.
    Kurt

    THANKS FOR THE LINK
    Kurt Kamm
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    ONE FOOT IN THE BLACK

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    FireFightress

    about 6 years ago

    Am qualifying earlier than expected - this Sunday. Nervous but exhilarated. On Sept 25th, off to South Eastern Training Ground to put hot stuff out with wet stuff. (Can't wait, it's supposed to the best fun.) Hopefully will get to help the DSE with some more burn outs before summer hits. Our rebuilt satellite station opens in a few weeks. Royal Commission Interim report comes out this afternoon - some big changes to take place. Fires have burned through winter - very little fires, meter by meter, but still burned when all should be damp and wet and inflammable.

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    Thanks for the add to your friends list. Have a safe and great week.

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    FireFightress

    about 6 years ago

    For anyone even vaguely curious about what is happening in this neck of the woods, (Fingers crossed for lots of rain in spring:)

    Next fire season could be worse: report (the Age)

    * July 28, 2009

    Victoria faces a greater threat than Black Saturday in the coming fire season, according to a leaked report.

    The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) report says scant winter rain and the prospect of drier, warmer conditions could result in the "greatest potential loss to life and property".

    The report, leaked to Fairfax Community Newspapers, was tabled at a DSE and Country Fire Authority strategic preparedness committee meeting on July 10.

    "The prospect we are looking at is not just another above-average fire season with above-normal losses or risks to life and property," the report stated.

    "The genuine prospect of a season with the greatest potential loss to life and property is now in sight and, as climate indicators strengthen, this looks to be an increasing likelihood."

    The Black Saturday fires in February that devastated parts of Victoria cost 173 lives and destroyed thousands of properties.

    DSE fire management officer Paul Brockhoff said in the report that the number of fires and the predicted burn areas were expected to run ahead of the 30-year average.

    "There is across the state an observed lack of rain, increased evaporation and the strongest predictions so far of the continuation of drier and warmer conditions," Mr Brockhoff said.

    The report also said there was a "high likelihood" of an El Nino event occurring this year, with the fire season to begin early and be more active in the early part of the season.

    It said larger fires were also expected due to the absence of natural barriers, such as moist gullies and waterways.