July 18, 2011 04:48
Protecting the soil is vital and often challenging in the aftermath of disasters. Controlling erosion and stormwater runoff are major priorities. Every year, disasters—both natural and man-made—cast a dramatic impact on our environment....
Sept. 17, 2012 04:08
We’ve all been hearing and reading about the wildfires that tore through Colorado and Oklahoma. Although I knew there were other fires burning, I didn’t know how many. So I went to the National Interagency Fire Center website and looked up wildfires. Talk about an eye opener!....
Sept. 17, 2012 04:08
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, this year has already seen almost 10,000 wildfires in July alone, wreaking havoc on more than 204 million acres. Not that 2012 is exceptional, either. In fact, it’s been relatively calm. By way of contrast, the year....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
Dealing with natural disasters like fires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes is an inevitable part of life on earth. When we aren’t battling these often unpredictable occurrences, we’ve got everyday, “normal weather” phenomena, like wind, rain and snow to deal with....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
The fire season has been said to start in late August or early September. However, this year was different. It started in June when a fire broke out in New Mexico, and moved into Arizona. Another fire broke out in Arizona, killing 19 firemen, the most tragic news of all....
Nov. 18, 2013 03:43
As I look at the calendar, it’s hard to realize that 2013 is ending and a new year is upon us. For some reason, this year sticks out like a sore thumb. To say it was a different year is an understatement....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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