Snatched Out Of The Fire

The fire raged with several young girls trapped in the second level dance studio. Doing everything they could to escape, some of the young ladies made their way out to a balcony as smoke and fire billowed out all around them. With the fire department still on their way, several people jumped into action to…

Treasure In The Ashes

California’s forests have been severely devastated by the forest fires lately. In a week’s time, they have scorched nearly 160,000 acres and displaced 190,000 people. As we speak, 5,700 firefighters are diligently working to contain the damage. Unfortunately, dry air and strong winds are making this especially difficult. However, even in the midst of all…

Firefighters Who Won’t Put Out Fires

The fire was roaring. Smoke was billowing into the air. If you were anywhere close to the house, you could feel the heat of the blaze. This house needed to be saved! So where were the firefighters? The firemen were there too, standing off to the side. In this Obion County, Tennessee area, homeowners are…

Fighting Fire With Fire

Abigail Van Buren, best known for her famous “Dear Abby” column, was once the queen of witty advice. On one particular occasion she said something especially thought provoking: “People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.” While it is true firefighters have often used fire to help limit the damage of a…

Keeping The Flame Lit

The Olympics has a very long an illustrious history.  Strangely, there have been times when the winner was not the first person to finish.  The goal of one particular Greek race was not to come in first but simply to finish the entire race with the torch still lit (J. Stowell, Fan The Flame, Moody,…