Life Is the Fire That Burns [Lyrical PhotoEssay of an Australian Bushfire]

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David Packman adds words to Kirra Pendergast’s amazing photos of how a lightening strike forced an evacuation from the flames.

In Case of Inferno, Evacuate


How do you face a wildfire? In William Lucas Walker’s case, with grace and a brownie recipe.

The Other Side of Response

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Becoming a first responder seemed to make disaster fall into Kendall Ruth’s path with greater frequency.

You Never Know: Alone with Sandy


Sean Carney knows how to dress for emergencies.