Fire truck fires at wheat field fire in Alabama

A Town Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. Truck. was burnt down and destroyed on June 16, 2022 in Alabama. Photo via the department’s Facebook page. A truck driven by the Town Creek Volunteer Fire Department was set on fire and destroyed in Alabama on Thursday, June 16th. Donna F. Campbell wrote about it on the department’s […]

CBS investigates recruitment and retention problems in the US Forest Service

CBS investigates recruitment and retention problems in the US Forest Service

Firefighters at the Dixie Fire at Greenville, California, 2021. Jay Walter. On Saturday morning, CBS aired an 8-minute piece on national television that set out some of the issues causing the recruitment and retention issues for wildlife firefighters in the federal land management organizations. They interviewed several very experienced firefighters, including some who resigned. Forest […]

Opinion | Spring Now Comes With a Secret Dread

Opinion | Spring Now Comes With a Secret Dread

EAST CHATHAM, NY – It’s always a relief when the swallows return. One day they are suddenly here, flickering around the eaves of the house, and whatever has been waiting for them to start – like spring – can now begin. Same with the top left, returning a little later. One day in early May, […]