Sunday, October 9, 2016

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #19: Firefighting

Photo courtesy of David Ortega (c) 2000
This weekend is National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. To honor the work done by firefighters, we thought we would talk about firefighting and firefighting history.


KCET - Calif Has 2 Fire Seasons....
CalFire (General info on firefighting for California)
USA Today - ScienceFair - Why are they called Santa Ana Winds? 

Fire Aviation - Fighting fire from the air (great photos)
Wikipedia - CDF Aviation Management Program
Wikipedia - Helicopter bucket
Wikipedia - Aerial firefighting
Wikipedia - Phos-Check

Midwestern Fires, 1871:

Native American use of fire: 

Fire in the colonies:

History of fire fighting: (article by Amanda Green – showing New Amsterdam rattle) 
Dennis Smith’s History of Firefighting in America: 300 Years of Courage. Doubleday, 1980.

Fire engines: 

---Jean Wilcox Hibben

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