Designer’s Door Could Prove a Real Lifesaver in Earthquake Emergency
FEMA Rejects Disaster Aid For Calif Gas Line Blast
Whistleblower Suit Says Allstate Cheated Feds After Katrina
Boulder County providing Dumpsters for Fourmile Fire debrisBy John Aguilar Camera
Firefighter, 71, won't be charged in Fourmile Fire
Low-interest disaster loans now available for Fourmile Fire victims
Fourmile Fire victims: State regs threaten pace of clean-up
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The longtime supervisor of the Angeles National Forest, a target of some criticism over the handling of last year's Station fire, has been reassigned to the same job in the San Bernardino National Forest, officials said Friday.
Jody Noiron, who has led the Angeles forest since 2000, was in a position to influence key decisions on the deployment of crews, equipment and aircraft during the initial attack on the Station blaze, the largest in Los Angeles County history. The move came on the eve of a scheduled meeting next week of a congressional panel to examine the response to the fire.
Research by a Kingston University MA student has led her to design a door which could be used as a shelter after an earthquake.
Younghwa Lee has been working on the project which, she hopes, could save hundreds of lives in countries where there is a risk of earthquakes. The MA Design: Product and Space student was motivated by the terrible loss of life in Haiti earlier this year to design a door, which can collapse so that it becomes a protective shelter.
"My starting point was the inherent strength of a door frame within a wall -- they often remain standing when many of the supporting walls fall down. Also there are more doors inside most homes than there are people so everyone in the house should be able to find a door," Younghwa, who is studying on the MA Design: Product and Space course, said.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal emergency officials have turned down the state's request for millions in federal disaster aid for the gas pipeline explosion that consumed a Northern California neighborhood earlier this month. The death toll rose to eight Tuesday.
Late last week Allstate Insurance Company was informed it is the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit filed more than three years ago.
The suit alleges Allstate fabricated insurance documents to inflate the amount of flood loss suffered by three clients the whistleblower represented in connection with homeowners insurance claims disputes against the insurance company.
Attorney John H. Denenea Jr. filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on behalf of the federal government and claims Allstate “knowingly fabricated” insurance documents to decrease its own claims payments and inflate flood losses at the expense of the federal government, in violation of the False Claims Act.
Boulder County officials delivered nine Dumpsters to the Fourmile Fire zone Friday and said they will haul away ash and debris for free, attempting to ease the process for victims of the blaze who are dealing with state asbestos rules.
Residents in the foothills west of Boulder, where 169 structures were burned to the ground after the wind-driven fire ignited and took off on Sept. 6, were upset when state regulations were disseminated earlier this week requiring them to take expensive and labor-intensive steps to deal with potential asbestos contamination.
Having spent decades fighting fires in Fourmile Canyon, 71-year-old George Fairer knew the blaze he saw through the window of his home on Labor Day was dangerous and spreading fast.
Fairer, who lived at 100 Emerson Gulch near the 7100 block of Fourmile Canyon, helped evacuate residents and warned fellow firefighters that "the worst place for a fire anywhere was at the base of Emerson Gulch," according to a report from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.
State asbestos regulations that went into effect in the Fourmile Fire burn zone earlier this week are threatening to stymie efforts by residents to clean up their destroyed properties, several fire victims said Thursday.
They say the regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which first started circulating throughout the 6,200-acre burn zone on Tuesday, are onerous and expensive and don’t take into account the building materials that went into individual properties throughout the area.