On Friday, California firefighters managed to fully contain the once-69,000-acre Rocky Fire. But 17 other fires still burn, with 13,000 men and women actively involved in fighting them. These photos capture the ongoing intensity.
There are few job descriptions (hell, the job description is in the job title) as terrifying as being a firefighter. When things are burning, you run there. When something catches on fire, it’s your job to put it out. When fire is thrown at you, you have to stare it down. It’s just crazy. And though it’s not like the…
It's only June and 2014 is already a record fire year out west. We asked a wildfire fighter how fires are fought, what causes them and what you can do if you find yourself in their path.
In case there was any doubt, here is another proof of the courage of firefighters: watch as this man stands with his hose right next to a blazing car and the car explodes literally on his face.
What's the biggest risk the iPad 2 poses to you? Damage to your wallet? No, damage to your very flesh. Retired firefighter Hector Camacho burned himself while unplugging his new tablet. Now he wishes he "never would have bought it." Typical!
Let's get a rather important fact out of the way first: it's just a concept. Little boys reading this should cross it off their list to Father Christmas now, before their hopes rise even higher.
So you are a 2-pack a day smoker and it's your birthday. Congrats, you lived another year. Unfortunately you lack the lung capacity to blow out your candles. Puff the arduino dragon can help.
We're not firefighters, so this idea may be completely crazy. But if we fought fires for a living, we'd feel a lot more comfortable doing battle with this mean-looking gas-propelled missile launcher concept.