Here you can read Michael Archer's columns, as well as view newscasts, radio shows,
newsletters, newspaper articles and press releases related to Firebomber Publications.
There is also a sampling of letters of thanks from organizations supported by donations from
sales of Firebomber Publications books and products.(Click on an image to activate it.)


WILDFIRE NEWSLETTER            

Wildfire Newsletter July 2nd, 2008: Wildfire News Of The Day Begun.
Michael Archer began his Wildfire News Of The Day newsletter,
which provides timely news about wildfires, innovations
internationally and studies about the phenomenon worldwide.
Wildfire NOTD Reviews


FIREHOUSE.COM COLUMN            

Firehouse.com Column December 24th, 2010: Firehouse.com column begun.
Michael Archer began a new column at Firehouse.com
about wildland firefighting innovations and technology
and how they are transforming the way wildfires are fought.
Firehouse.com Homepage


MILITARY.COM COLUMN            

Military.com Column February 22nd, 2007: Military.com column begun.
Michael Archer began a new column at Military.com
about fire/ems careers and how they are a good fit for ex-
military personnel, just like the fictional characters in his novels.
Military.com Homepage


NEWSPAPER STORIES

Daily Beast Logo August 29th, 2013: "Can a Drone Save Yosemite?"
- Christine Pelisek for Newsweek's The Daily Beast
Christine Pelisek interviews Michael Archer about the
massive wildfire raging through Yosemite National
Park and how technology could help tame it.
Link to The Daily Beast


Daily Beast Logo July 2nd, 2013: "Inside the Yarnell, Arizona, Fire: How It Happened, and the Questions Still Unanswered"
- Christine Pelisek for Newsweek's The Daily Beast
Michael Archer talks with The Daily Beast about the tragic
deaths of 19 wildland firefighters outside of Yarnell, Arizona,
when they were overrun by a wildfire.
Link to The Daily Beast


AP Logo July 30th, 2012: "RAND: Put water scoopers at core of firefighting"
- Mead Gruver for Associated Press
Michael Archer talks with Associated Press about a RAND report
advocating scooper aircraft to augment heavy air-tankers used in
wildland firefighting by US Forest Service.
Link to the Associated Press Website


AP Logo July 6th, 2012: "No new parts, support for C-130 wildfire system"
- Mead Gruver for Associated Press
Michael Archer talks with Associated Press about the Modular Airborne
Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) used by military C-130s to fight fires.
Link to the Associated Press Website


CNN Logo July 3rd, 2012: "Study warns of continued rise in wildfires in western U.S., elsewhere"
- Moni Basu for CNN
Michael Archer talks with CNN about the effect America's heatwave
could have on Western wildfires and future blazes nationwide.
Link to the CNN Website


New York Times Logo July 2nd, 2012: "Deadly Crash Limits Planes Fighting Fires"
- New York Times article
Michael Archer talks about the impact of the crash of a military
C-130 on wildfire-fighting air-tanker availability.
Link to the New York Times Website


Military.com Logo November 1st, 2007: "WWII Warbird Returns to Fight Fires"
- Michael Archer for Military.com
The venerable Martin Mars flying boat returns to Southern California
to fight wildfires, as reported by Michael Archer in Military.com.
Link to the Military.com Website


The Spectrum July 2nd, 2006: "Air-Tankers Fill The Skies"
- Stephanie Coots for Utah's St. George Spectrum
Mike Archer discusses the desperate shortage of air-tankers and the
bills currently buried in Congress that could get more in the air.
Homepage for The Spectrum


USA Today June 5th, 2006: "Hottest Technology Deployed In Fight Against Wildfires"
- Nick Martin for USA Today
Mike Archer talks about new technologies being deployed to help
improve firefighting, including communications gear, fire prediction
software, and other innovations designed to help battle wildfires.
USA Today Homepage




MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Magazine article on NVG firefighting helicopter operations April 2012: "Why Shutdown at Sundown?"
Rotorcraft Pro Magazine published this article on Night Vision Goggle
use among Southern California fire agencies battling wildfires at night.
(Flip to page 18 using the arrow keys at the top of the page to read
the story online).


Magazine article on selecting a site for building your home in the wilderness Winter 2005: "What's Wrong With This Picture?"
Home & Fire Magazine published this article on selecting a site for
building your home in the wilderness. Many tips are given in regards to
selecting a good site for your future home or cabin in wilderness areas.
For anyone interested in living safely alongside nature, it's a must read!


Magazine article on defending your home from wildfire Spring 2005: "Your Home Is Your Castle"
Home & Fire Magazine published this article on protecting your home
from wildfires through landscaping wisely. As a result of reading this article,
the Alabama Forest Owners Association interviewed the author on their
internet radio show, Capital Ideas (listen to it in 'RADIO INTERVIEWS').




TELEVISION SPOTS               

KABC-TV C-130 MAFFS Story 070712 July 7th, 2012: C-130 wildfire system lacks new parts, support.
This KABC-TV news segment talks about how the Mobile
Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) units that military
C-130's use to fight wildfires are no longer supported by
the manufacturer, which went out of business.
(To see a MAFFS 2 up close, click here).


Glendora Perspective 111407 (Part 1) November 14, 2007: California Wildfire Aftermath.
Discussion with the hosts of Glendora Perspective about the
toll from the latest series of wildfires in Southern California,
firefighting strategy and tactics, and update on Water Cache Project.
(This is Part 1 of 2. For Part 2 click here).


Glendora Perspective Logo September 21, 2007: Water Cache Project Discussion.
Discussion with the hosts of Glendora Perspective about dip-
tanks for wildlife to reduce neighborhood incursions and to
provide water for firefighting helicopters and equipment.
(This is Part 1 of 2. For Part 2 click here).


Glendora Perspective 041807 (Part 1) April 18, 2007: Protecting Neighborhoods From Fire.
Discussion with the hosts of Glendora Perspective about fire-
fighting issues, new firefighting technology, and steps homeowners
can take to protect their neighborhoods from wildfires.
(This is Part 1 of 2. For Part 2 click here).


Glendora Perspective 110106 (Part 1) November 1, 2006: Esperanza Fire Aftermath.
Discussion with the hosts of Glendora Perspective about the
Esperanza Fire and its aftermath, current supertanker status and
other fire-related issues.
(This is Part 1 of 3. For Part 2 click here, and for Part 3 click here).


Glendora Perspective Logo June 28, 2006: Firefighting Supertanker Discussion.
Discussion with the hosts of Glendora Perspective about the
current 747 and DC-10 Supertanker demonstrations, fires
across the US and homeowner fire prevention techniques.
(This is Part 1 of 2. For Part 2 click here).


Bob Banfield Photo May 31st, 2006: Broadcast on Eyewitness News (KABC-TV).
Reporter Bob Banfield was covering the 747 Supertanker demo
in San Bernardino, California, where he interviewed Michael Archer
about the critical shortage of air-tankers in the U.S.
Eyewitness News Homepage


Hal Fishman Photo January 20th, 2006: Broadcast on KTLA Prime News.
Anchor Hal Fishman reports on the new DC-10 Supertanker
using footage shot by Wildfire Research Network along
with some assistance from Michael Archer up at Victorville.
KTLA News Homepage




VIDEOS               

Martin Mars Interior View (Part 1) October 27, 2007: Martin Mars Interior View.
This is some video footage shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
providing a detailed tour of the interior of the Martin Mars
flying boat on its visit to Southern California to fight wildfires.
(This is Part 1 of 2. For Part 2 click here).


Martin Mars Takeoff October 27, 2007: Martin Mars Takeoff From Lake Elsinore.
This is some video footage shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
of the Martin Mars flying boat taking to the skies to help
fight wildfires across the Southern California area.


Video of Martin Mars Landing October 25, 2007: Video of Martin Mars Landing.
This is some video footage shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
that records the return of the Martin Mars flying boat after a successful
test flight prior to deployment fighting the Southern California wildfires.


Martin Mars Water Drop October 25, 2007: Martin Mars Water Drop.
This is some video footage shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
of the Martin Mars flying boat performing a water drop as part
of a preparedness check prior to fighting the California wildfires.


Martin Mars Arriving Lake Elsinore (Part 1) October 24, 2007: Arrival Of Martin Mars At Lake Elsinore.
This is some video footage shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
that records the arrival of the Martin Mars flying boat from Canada
to assist CalFire in fighting the Southern California wildfires.
(This is Part 1 of 2. For Part 2 click here).


Martin Mars Exterior View October 24, 2007: Martin Mars Exterior View.
This is some video footage shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
of an exterior inspection of the Martin Mars flying boat during
its trip from Canada to Southern California to fight wildfires.


Carpet Bombing Wildfires - PCADS Demo September 25, 2007: Demonstration of PCADS Firefighting System.
This is some video footage shot by Michael Archer at a dry lake outside
Kingman, Arizona, where a demo of the PCADS aerial firefighting system
was conducted by Flexible Alternatives, Boeing and Weyerhaeuser.
For more info, click here.
To see an article on Military.com about it, click here.




PHOTO GALLERY

Martin_Mars_Exterior_Photos October 27, 2007: Martin Mars Exterior Photos.
These are some photos shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
of the exterior of the Martin Mars flying boat after its arrival from
Canada to help fight wildfires in Southern California.


Martin Mars Interior Photos October 27, 2007: Martin Mars Interior Photos.
These are some photos shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
of the Martin Mars flying boat's interior on a tour of this historic aircraft
provided by its new owner, Coulson Flying Tankers of Canada.


Martin Mars Interior Photos (Engineering Spaces) October 27, 2007: Martin Mars Interior Photos (Engineering Spaces).
These are some photos shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
of the Martin Mars flying boat's interior, specifically the Engineering
Spaces, on a tour was conducted by Coulson Flying Tankers.


Martin Mars Interior Photos (Flight Deck) October 27, 2007: Martin Mars Interior Photos (Flight Deck).
These are some photos shot by Michael Archer at Lake Elsinore
of the Martin Mars flying boat's interior, specifically the Flight Deck,
on a tour that was conducted by Coulson Flying Tankers.


PCADS Photo Album September 24, 2007: PCADS Photo Album (Kingman, AZ).
This collection of photos was taken by Michael Archer to record
the intricate process of assembling PCADS modules for a
demonstration of this cutting-edge firefighting technology.




RADIO INTERVIEWS

Gil Gross Photo August 26th, 2013: Interview with Gil Gross.
In this interview with KKSF Talk 910 host Gil Gross, the
massive Rim Fire blazing through Yosemite and threatening
San Francisco's water and power supply is the topic.
Talk 910 Website


Gil Gross Photo July 2nd, 2013: Interview with Gil Gross.
This was an interview with KKSF Talk 910 host Gil Gross
discussing the tragic loss of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona
after the wind changed direction and overran their position.
Talk 910 Website


Hayes Brown Photo September 21st, 2005: Interview with Hayes D. Brown.
This was a taped interview with the Alabama Forest Owners
Association about protecting your home from wildfires. The interview
was prompted by an article Michael Archer wrote on the topic.
AFOA Capital Ideas Live Link


Roberta Gale Photo April 6th, 2004: Interview with radio personality Roberta Gale.
This was a live interview about Michael Archer's soon-to-be-
released novel, "Firestorm", a fast-paced thriller dedicated to the
men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Roberta Gale Homepage




PUBLIC SPEAKING

Glendora Kiwanis Club Speech June 9th, 2006: "The Air Tanker Crisis" - Dave Culp
Dave Culp, reporting in the Glendora Kiwanis KNEWS newsletter
about the speech given by Michael Archer to the Glendora (California)
chapter of Kiwanis on the timely topic of the air-tanker crisis.


West Covina Rotary Club Speech May 17th, 2006: "The Air Tanker Crisis" - Ken Lund
Michael Archer's speech to the West Covina Rotary Club as reported
by Ken Lund, editor of the West Covina (California) Rotary Club's
'Trumpet' newsletter.




PRESS RELEASES

Firestorm Press Release February 8th, 2005: "Firestorm" Publication Press Release
Firebomber Publications announces the publication of "Firestorm",
the long-awaited sequel to "Firebombers Incorporated." In this
fast-paced thriller, members of the high-tech wildand firefighting
force are embroiled in a deadly Central American uprising!
Link to Firestorm Announcement


CSFA Press Release October 26th, 2004: CSFA and Firebomber Publications Affiliate
Firebomber Publications announces its affiliation with California
State Firefighters Association. Through this affiliation, members of
CSFA could purchase Firebomber Publications' merchandise, a
portion of the proceeds going to families of fallen CSFA firefighters.
CSFA Fire Fiction Webpage (archived)


ETA Press Release October 12th, 2004: ETA and Firebomber Publications Affiliate
Firebomber Publications announces its affiliation with Maryland
-based Emergency Training Associates. This alliance offered many
firefighter associations and other charitable organizations a unique
opportunity to raise funds to support families of fallen firefighters.
ETA Affiliation Announcement


Firebombers Incorporated Press Release November 11th, 2003: "Firebombers Incorporated" Publication Release
Firebomber Publications announces the publication of "Firebombers
Incorporated", a story of drama and high adventure! This novel
relates the compelling tale of how a new firefighting organization
employing the latest in firefighting technology came into existence.
Link to Firebombers Incorporated Announcement




ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank You Notes This is a sampling of "thank you" notes received over the years by
Firebomber Publications for its support of the families of injured and
fallen firefighters. In many cases, government agencies were unable to
assist due to eligibility issues, so donations were the only compensation
some families would receive to help them pay the bills and feed the kids.




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