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The Bold and the Brave

Firefighters I Salute you!

California has been burning for weeks.

Thunderstorms and dry conditions have caused loss of life and the destruction of forests and homes.

Monster

There were 1000 fires burning at one time. This one is a monster.

Chopper

Choppers got firefighters and supplies near the fires.

Here are some of the brave firefighters who put their lives on the line...

view from chopper

View from the chopper.

Getting ready to battle a fire!

Preparing to do BATTLE.

California burns

The destruction of forests and all that dwelled within.

Wildfire and how it's fought

Hand to hand combat.

High Ho High Ho Off To Work We Go!

Hi Ho High Ho It's off to work we go...

Ben On The Line

Ben from Greeley Hill California.

The aftermath.

Ashes of horror.

ashes of horror

Some gave all,all gave some.

Special thanks to Justin Nash from Greeley Hill California for allowing me to share his photos with you here.

peaceout

 

 

 

 

PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 39 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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every fire fighter does this. how is this any different... -.-

Amazing storey, I live in Ireland where it is wet most of the time so we dont get so many summer fires. I cannot imagine how you combat such situations, my respect to you all for doing suh a valuable and vital job.

greenbelt01<br />
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I will take your link....and see what you are about.

Hi !,.. <br />
Great Job!,.. Good Informations!,.. Fire Fighters are brave,.. its a dangerous Job!,..they face such fires without fear though with respect for the flames and of course each other.<br />
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Hi !,.. <br />
Great Job!,.. Good Informations!,.. Fire Fighters are brave,.. its a dangerous Job!,..they face such fires without fear though with respect for the flames and of course each other.<br />
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Pl visit here <br />
www.greenbelt6sigma.com<br />
Thanks!,..

Thank you lunnas...<br />
Love youe kitty avitar!

thanks for sharing.

DEEPAK MITTAL<br />
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dealwithit<br />
It is very cool that you were able to open your home and help those who were fighting fires.<br />
{I did too}<br />
HUGZ

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You are so right about these wonderful folks. I've been through two major fires (under evac orders both times) and managed to lose only a back porch cover and our carpeting. The fire fighters that defended our neighborhood worked fearlessly and tirelessly (I met many of them as we opened our home so they could use our facilities) and every one of them was ready to fight until they dropped. Also, one of my friends and neighbors is a retired CDF firefighter and she keeps our neighborhood informed about ways to protect and defend our properties. They are all so brave and deserving of our gratitude and respect ~ let alone support and tax dollars!

gilda<br />
WOW!<br />
I had NO idea there were firefighters from your country helping with the fires here.<br />
Please pass on that we are grateful for their help?Thank you.

As an Aussie, a mention of thanks also to the boys from my home town here in Western Australia who have flown over to California to help during our bushfire "off season" ?

Ye,they do work hard.<br />
There is a blog entry of mine here on EP called "Firefighter home from Montana"...or maybe it is "a gift for me" it is a short film of one of these firemen coming to my house after fighting fires for months....

Great day pics. USFS and The State guys too deserve the kudos!<br />
MnM

Pictures are good. Firemen, EMS and police never get enough credit for what they do. God bless them all.

WiseOldOwn<br />
Dee67<br />
Thanks and will do.

Thanks Dimples87

weareonespirit<br />
Yes...you are right.

Peace, please do. I've been there myself, it's part of keeping the spirits high.

Wonderful tribute, Peace'. I'll be thinking about you and swanfether, praying your homes and families stay safe.

This is a great story, the pictures do accent what these firefighters go through everyday. It's an extremely hard job being a firefighter especially in California. I especially like the little animals in the background. Great Job!

This is a great story, the pictures do accent what these firefighters go through everyday. It's an extremely hard job being a firefighter especially in California. I especially like the little animals in the background. Great Job!

intrepidtraveler<br />
Yes,thank you,I tried to make the graphics suitable.

Ojodeltigre<br />
You are so welcome.

MySplitPersonality<br />
Yes,I keep the good thoughts...thank you.

WiseOldOwl<br />
You are right about how these firefighters relate to eachother....<br />
I have other photos I will try and post that show some...erm...goofy goings on on the fireline!

Mother<br />
These are firefighters trying to control the wildfires here in California.

Treefrogz<br />
Yes,this is a hot and dangerous job...