Hi BB and Myra, welcome to our support group. We cover all sorts of topics here so I hope we can keep ya interested
BB: one of the things I do when my guys go to a new fire is look up the National Forest Page on the net…..some of them have really good info. Some not so good at all…. I also look up the closest newspaper….sometimes you will find pictures, interviews and even articles about the crews and people. Personal news is sparse but it gives us something to do late at night when we start worrying and wondering.
I agree the stats and reports and all the numbers are not enough for us…..also keep peeking in on They said as well as Family said and you can get a lot of info and ask questions…….the people on They said are really good at answering our questions and sharing support and ideas.
Also we are doing an e-mail campaign to our congress people the 1st and 15th of Sept to ask for support in getting the new shelters (see previous posts on both lists) good luck and glad you found us.
Ab adds that the wlf.com links page has a variety of links to news sources. These include our own internet firenews search (provided by moreover.com) which provides current info on wildfires and The Paperboy which provides links to all newspapers in the US. The advantage of our wildlandfire news search is that tv station news that is reported online is included. But The Paperboy is good too and the process easy. Find where a fire is burning on a map and locate the nearest towns or cities. Then go to the Paperboy, get it to list all newspapers ordering them by town/city. When it’s done, you can run down the alphabetical list to see if the town near the fire has a paper. One click and you can connect to it. Happy hunting.