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Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: :P
City: :)
Comments: i am from australia and i am praying for you all, i hope it all stops soon

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Tracy Byrd
City: Santee, CA
Comments: My kids and I watched walls of flames come down toward our apartment building, so we took our pets and left. Some of our friends who watched the Santee firefighters come in and put the fire out said that they were great. The mayor of Santee said that we wouldn't lose any houses and we didn't. The Santee firefighters came in and did their job, then when to other places to help them. I want to thank them for doing a great job. I also want to thank SDG&E for getting our power on so fast, they helped us get our lifes back to normal. THANK YOU.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Jan & Denny
City: Monrovia, CA
Comments: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I cannot imagine willingly walking into danger. God bless you richly! nick, the only things smaller than your **** are your mind & heart.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Donna & Steve
City: Perris, Ca.
Comments: There are no words to adequately Thank each & every one of you!! Stay positive, alert, & safe. May God send you all home very soon. We will never forget the sacrifices you have made and you all remain in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Its Just Me....
City: High Desert, CA
Comments: I was first Pulaski for about one year at Rainbow CC #2 (one of 3 all womens firecamps in California) and from that experience I understand all you have been going through. My heart was with every single one of the firefighters out on the line - and it continues to make my heart swell with pride when I remember just how important their jobs are. You all fought your hearts out and every single effort made a difference, no matter how small. Thank you and god bless you all - the jobs you have is one of the hardest around, and beleive me, I understand. Keep on keeping on...

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Litzenberger
City: Wrightwood
Comments: Deep and heartfelt thanks to all of you who have worked so hard to keep us safe. Each and every one of you are real life heroes. Tha Litzenberger Family

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Barb
City: Lakeside
Comments: I live in San Diego County and the firefighters are awesome. Some of their own homes were burned down while they were fighting for other homes. All the other firefighters that came from other cities and states, we thank you. The fire is about 65% contained, but about 2,300+ homes are gone. Everyone in San Diego County are affected by this fire. We saw it coming towards our home on 2 different occations, but the wind shifted and we didn't have to evacuate. Keep us in your prayers. Did KLove in Julian burn?

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Ami
City: Visalia
Comments: I do want to express my thanks to the people who are coming here and thanking them for their hard work. Everytime I talk to my boyfriend I ask him when he gets to come home and be with me, and everytime he tells me "When the people here arent in danger anymore". I have never been so proud of anyone before, and I want to thank those of you who appriciate what they are doing. He is so tired and wants to come home but in his heart he knows its not the thing to do. And to come on here and read peoples messages thanking all of them, its makes it easier for me to wait, because I know that he is helping people and that they actually appriciate him and all the other firefighters out there.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Denise
City: Rialto, CA
Comments: I want to thank the fire fighters for everything they have done. I am only sixteen and I can see the hard work they go through. Plus they don't have to save our homes or fight these wildfires or an fires at all but they do.. because they have a passion for it.. Anywho.. I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and God Bless

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Ami
City: Visalia
Comments: To the two men who are posting unwelcome messages on here. I only have one thing to say to you. I hope one day you are in need of a fire crew, maybe then you will give them the honor and respect that they deserve. They go into this field for the same reason people become police officers and doctors, to help people in need. And niether of you have any compassion or a soul by coming here and post messages putting them down. They are out there risking their lives day in and day out to help the people of So California. And you know what, I dont care what you have to say about them. I know them and respect them. I am waiting for the day when he gets to come home and be with me again.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Tee
City: Hesperia CA
Comments: Americans speak about the NYFD and swell with pride (I know I do!)...to the many firefighters who worked on the Southern California Wildfires...you also make Americans swell with pride! Thank you!

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Diann
City: Salem/OR
Comments: Having gone through the Berkeley/Oakland Hills fire in 1991, I know firsthand how hard the men and women are working to contain the fires. Thank you for doing your job and saving the lives, homes and businesses threatened by the fires. Now...if only the home and businessowners would REALLY THANK YOU by supporting the firefighting efforts with tax dollars to buy equipment and provide enough personnel. This is especially pointed to the residents of San Diego County....where are your water-carrying helicoptors???...yours is the ONLY county that doesn't have proper fire fighting equipment because the voters have tied the hands of the county fire fighting agencies. If you want adequate protection, you have to pay for it! We learned that lesson in Berkeley/Oakland in 1991 but you chose to ignore our lesson. And now you're shocked. Good Grief.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Ali
City: Vancouver, WA
Comments: This is just a simple thank you to all the people out there working hard to save what's left of the towns being burned and threatened by the fires. I have family and friends in many of the places in danger. So, thank you firefighters, police, volunteer search and rescue, and anyone doing all they can to help. :) Ali

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Brianna & Richard
City: Las Vegas NV
Comments: It is sad for you people that believe that money is the only thing that drives these firefighters to save lives... Is your life worth a decent salary? As for being boneheads, you are a bonehead for thinking that they "landed" a job as a firefighter, it takes countless hours of training to become one, not the kind of training that you receive when you learn how to flip burgers. And besides if you are so against thanking the firefighters then why are you on this website? Or are you too dumb to read that this website is "thanks to the firefighters and support personnel" I hope your home is never in danger because I am sure your burger flipping training didn't cover saving your own life...And I want to appologize to the other kind people that are using this website correctly, this is not the website for anger and ignorance.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Barbara & Gail
City: Aurora, CO
Comments: I am visiting family in San Bernadino. I'v been here since the first fire started 10/23/03 and will be leaving tomorrow going back to Aurora. I want to thank all of the couragous firefighters who risked their lives fighting the Old Fire in San Bernadino and all other fires in the State of Ca. I'd also like to thank all the other firefighters throughout the world who go out and risk their lives to save the lives of others. They are truely Gods people. Love to all the firefighters and their families. We appreciate you.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Daina Santoyo
City: Ojai/CA
Comments: A few years ago we survived a house fire only because fire fighters made the right decisions. I don't know the level of their education but I do know it took intelligence and instinct -not to mention pure guts! A combination seldom acquired in the academic enviornment. So to the Nicks of the world I ask, why are you here and why don't you leave?

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Daina Santoyo
City: Ojai/CA
Comments: A few years ago we survived a house fire only because fire fighters made the right decisions. I don't know the level of their education but I do know it took intellegence and instinct -not to mention pure guts! A combination seldom acquired in the academic enviornment. So to the Nicks of the world I ask, why are you here and why don't you leave?

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Brett Hill
City: Valencia, CA
Comments: As a Firefighter involved in the fires in Simi and my home town of Valencia, I want to thank all those out there who brought us food and gave us shelter. We do this job because we love it. Your support and kindness makes it all worth it! Thanks again for being there for us... Brett South Pasadena E281 Strike Team 1201A

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Peter
City: Arrowhead
Comments: No I don't have your email address old Nick, old pal. What is it? Or better yet, just post it.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Carlos Carrillo
City: Ojai/CA
Comments: Firefighters don't get paid enough to do their job. I propose adding a combat pay allowance;like our brave hero's in the military.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Peter
City: Lake Arrowhead
Comments: Notice that tough talking Nick isn't man enough to post where he'd like to discuss this matter with us...we are waiting Nick. Don't fool yourself Nick, you are neither educated or tough. Just a loser that has so little going on in his life that he is reduced to post inane things to get attention. And just because you are so interested in where everyone attended school, I have a PHD in Clinical Pyschology from the University of Michigan. People let's just ignore this fool...after all I guarantee you he's use to being ignored.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Shannon Wilson
City: El Mirage/AZ
Comments: I will never forget the ride-a-long I did with the firefighters from El Mirage, Arizona. Their bravery and dedication cannot be underestimated. Firefighters unselfishly give their energy, enthusiasm, time and wisdom to work towards implementing a safe environment for the community. Although I only spent one day on a ride-a-long with them, I developed a deep appreciation and compassion of these public servants, who are in deed heroes. Their great sevice and loyalty to the community is demonstrated, as they unhesitatingly, risk their lives helping people in an assortment of dangerous situations. I highly admire you for how you make the world beautiful to live in.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Tom
City: Phelan CA
Comments: I see the salary they make, so do uneducated checkers, cops, etc. The only difference is the firefighters, and cops and a few search and rescue (with no pay) are putting themselves in harms way. I know it is a job for them as it is for many others, the only difference, is they could get killed as one of them did. A can of hash has killed very few. Thank you too all of the firefighters, sheriff, police, and other volunteers that are helping us to be safer. For the others, sorry.

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Angry Sister of Firefighter
City: Ontario, CA
Comments: Dear Nick from San Bernardino, I was so angry at what you wrote about the firefighters and wanted to give you a piece of my mind. But then I stopped to think that this website was made to encourage the firefighters, so I am not going to tell you what I really think of you. But before you let your ugly mind and ugly heart write those cruel words you should have thought of the family of the firefighter who lost his life, the two firefighters that are fighting to stay alive, and the rest of the firefighting family. It seems to me that the only BONEHEAD is you. You did not even have the courage to write your full name. I hope you can sleep at night. As a sister of a firefighter I have been so moved by everyone that has written so many kind words to our heros. When you wrote all these wonderful letters to our firefighters you have also encouraged everyone that is in the family of these firefighters. This is what makes our country so special. We must ignore all the Nicks of this world. I hope I have not insulted anyone that feel that this should not have been put on this website. But it hurt to see the ignorance of Nick. Thank you all again, and my God Bless America always! Firefighter sister feeling much better! (EV)

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Alyssa Slaughter 9 YRS
City: Chino,CA
Comments: DEAR FIREFIGHTERS, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR SAVING PEOPLE'S LIVES AND HOUSES. AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MY UNCLE SECUNDINO VARGAS. COME HOME SOON, LOVE ALYSSA. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2003
Name: Chris
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: When I looked at a recent burn map of the Old Fire, it became very obvious to me that the only reason we still have a house is God and all of you. All I can say is...you travel in good company. Thank you for your professionalism, heart and hard work.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Justin Paradowski
City: Poway, CA
Comments: For all of those firefighters who were out there facing impossible odds, with too few resources to help, you kicked ass! Don't let ANYONE tell you otherwise. I have the utmost respect and admiration for what you did here in San Diego County, and elsewhere throughout So.Cal. As for JM and Nick, you boys need to check yourselves. Firefighters ARE educated individuals. They attend an academic academy that involves both classroom lecture and field work. They may not hold 'typical' degrees (BS/BA, MS/MA, etc.) once they graduate, but they do have an Associates degree in Fire Science. So...Who's the educated one(s) now? By the way, those men and women who wear the uniform of a firefighter aren't paid ENOUGH!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Perry
City: oak hills ,calif.
Comments: God promises to give us strength to meet challenges,but he doesn't promise to eliminate them.If he gave us no rough roads to walk,no mountains to climb,and no battles to fight,we would not grow.He does not leave us alone with our challenges, however. Instead he stands beside us,teaches us,and strengthens us to face them..ps18:32. To all the firefighters who saved our comunities, thank you for your unselfish courage and willingness to save what God has given us.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Christy Buchanan
City: The Colony, Texas
Comments: First I must say to J.M. in San Bernadino in regards to your comment about firefighters,heroes, and no college education: you unthinking fool. Now to all of you brave firefighters: You may never hear all of the thanks you deserve! Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and putting your lives on the line. My stepmom lives in Hesperia and it was a close call for her. I know she is very grateful to you, as am I! God bless you all.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Ernie Noblejas
City: Lake aArrowhead, CA
Comments: It is sometimes so easy to overlook the courage and dedication of the firefighters who help keep our community safe. I hope that we continue to acknowledge their contribution beyond the fires. Thank you and God Bless.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: David Rodriguez
City: Tucson/Arizona
Comments: I want to thank you for keeping my family in Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino safe. Thank you, David Rodriguez

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Dannie Scarborough
City: High Point, N.C.
Comments: Thank all you Brave firefighters for all your unselfish bravery and tireless efforts. The whole world is proud of all of you. May God bless all of you and keep you from harm.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Amy Barnes
City: Escondido, CA
Comments: Thanks so much for protecting our homes here in Escondido. Your courage and heroism will not soon be forgotten.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Judy Andrews
City: Temple. TX
Comments: Praise God for the fearless, willing to put their lives on the line for the sake of others. You are truly saints and angels. Many prayers are with you as you perform your duties rising far above and beyond. Thank you for all you do.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Leon Hartter
City: Midland, TX
Comments: All of you guys are doing a terrific job. My prayers are with you as you put your lives on the line. God Bless all of you for your courageous efforts.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Raina and Naomi
City: Jenera, OH
Comments: God is there; you are never alone. He has not forgotten San Diego. Thank you for your sacrifice. We have been and will continue praying for you and your families.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Victoria and Stephen Guerrero
City: Rancho Cucamonga,CA
Comments: My heartfelt thank you to all the Firefighters who have put their own lives on the line for US. May God always Bless and Protect you, wherever you may be. My youngest son is in school at present, to be one of "your own", someday. You are our HEROS.. God's Love is a Shield of energy and protection, I pray in Jesus Name for your continued courage, strength and safety. GOD BLESS

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Ron Green Jr.
City: Bangor, Maine
Comments: We have watched what you guys are going through out there and can't imagine the devastation. You guys keep up the goog work. Your Brothers in the Northeast are thinking of you. R.Green IAFF Local 772 Bangor, Maine

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Victoria and Stephen Guerrero
City: Rancho Cucamonga,CA
Comments: My heartfelt thank you to all the Firefighters who have put their own lives on the line for US. May God always Bless and Protect you, wherever you may be. My youngest son is in school at present, to be one on your own day. You are our HEROS.. God's Love is a Shield of energy and protection, I pray in Jesus Name for your continued courage, strength and safety. GOD BLESS

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Erin And Michael Boehme
City: Sacramento, Ca
Comments: Thank you for all you have done and will do to save others lives. You are heros in my book and we are blessed to have you there to save our lives. My brother is a firefighter for San Bernardino County and I'm very proud of him. Thank you for all you do and I will pray for you everyday. God Bless all of you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Ador & Jean
City: Santee, CA
Comments:  Thank you for saving our county, all of you are our hero, We salute you, God Bless you all. FIREFIGHTERS ARE THE GREATEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. THANK YOU

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Penny Cannici
City: Lakewood, CO
Comments: I thank God for all of you who risk your lives to save others and their homes. I am the sister of a firefighter from Novoto, CA who knew the man killed on 10/29. I am praying for all of you - for both spiritual and physical protection - and for those to come to know Christ who yet do not. All my love!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: John Gardner
City: Lewiston, ID
Comments: I'm not from California, but I've seen first hand your fellow fire fighters in action during fire season in the Pacific Northwest. Wherever you are, whatever the season, you selflessly risk your lives to save others. No amount of thanks can repay you for your heroic efforts. California is proud of you, Idaho is proud of you, America is proud of you. My prayers are with you all.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Linda Marr
City: Salinas Ca
Comments: Thank you for your work. My xhusband was a fire fighter and I realize the hard work and dedication you have put out for the people of California.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Fabian Family
City: El Monte, CA
Comments: Even though we don't live in the community's next to the fire I would like to thank those firefighters, who are risking their lives to save other people as well as their properties. I want to say thank you and our thought and prayers go to each and one of you as well as your families who support what your doing our there. Thank you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Nicole C
City: Las Vegas, NV
Comments: I don't live near the fires, but I have many friends and family in Hesperia and southern California whom are all very thankful for the awesome work you're doing. I also have a friend fighting the fires, John, who is very dear to me and John we're all thinking of you. You're in our thoughts and prayers and thank you for keeping our families and friends safe.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Lorna&Dennis Jones
City: Hesperia Ca
Comments: Just a note for all of you ! Thank you for all your hard work and we know your job is still not done yet god bless all of you and yours be safe and sound .love you all Lorna&Dennis .

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Jay & Sharon Guengerich
City: Ontario, CA
Comments: Dear BRAVE FireFighters, We just bought a cabin in Green Valley Lake the end of August '03. By God's grace and your faithful, courageous service, the entire community of Green Valley Lake was spared. How do you thank someone for saving a dream? I never realized how brave you must be to be a firefighter. May God richly bless all of you! Love, The Guengerich Family

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Brent King
City: San Diego
Comments: Thank you guys so much for risking so much to help so many. May God bless your families and your own lives.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: The Bell Family
City: San Diego, CA
Comments: Dear Firefighters! I was filling up with gasoline today and a gentleman in line in front of me was saying that he lived in the country Estates in Ramona. His house was spared but not some of his close neighbors. He told how he stayed at his house to hose it down in a effort to save it. A fireman told him to leave and that he was stupid to be risking his life. The mans response to the fireman was "no - that the fireman was the stupid one, for being there putting out the fire to his house when the fireman's was probably burning down." When the man said that - i was shocked and appalled. How ungreatful!!! This fire fighter was risking his life and home to save those of others! To the men and women who worked so hard for us - thank you and god bless! Words could never express our gratitude. The Bell Family - San Diego

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Toby Gann
City: Crestline, CA
Comments: God bless you all, I understand my home is still there, we are still unable to go back, but at least we have a home to go back to. My Grandson is also up there fighting the fire, and we are blessed to have you all, be careful. Lots of love and prayers go out to all you dedicated firepersonnel. Thanks so much.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Nathan
City: Aptos Ca
Comments: You guys are amazing. You guys are true heroes.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: pine villa assit living
City: long beach ca
Comments: GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH..

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Richard & Donna Ramsey
City: Escondido, CA
Comments: We here in Escondido want to thank you for turning back the fire from our neighborhoods. We watched the Paradise fire reach the rim of the closest foothills to our home for two successive days, but it never breached the neighborhood limits as far as I know. I know that you all may think about the thousands of homes that were lost, but I hope that you'll remember the many more thousands of homes that you saved. Thank you and your families for the job you do!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Holly Fox
City: Ellendale ND
Comments: Thank you for risking your life to save others. I am at a student at a bible college and you guys are in our prayers. I pray God will keep you and help you as you battle thses fires.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: The Hall Family
City: Hesperia, CA
Comments: My mother just got word that her home in Running Springs was safe. This was such a great releif, as we had just been able to return home after being evacuated ourselves. It is only because of the tremendous efforts of firefighters from ALL OVER the place that we were so blesses. Thank you thank you thank you. We never realize how much we need some services in our areas until we are directly affected. We will NEVER take our firefighters for granted again! A VERY grateful Hall family.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Delphine Peureux
City: Phoenix, AZ
Comments: It is hard to find the right words in such situations and I can't find experssion to convey what I am feeling. But all of my heart, my thoughts and my prayers are with you. Thank you for all your hard work, men like you help our world be better and brighter. May God be with you and protect you through this tragedy. Don't ever forget that people like us love you and thank you with great gratitude! Delphine

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: nina
City: waterford, ca
Comments: Thanks for all your hard work. I have a lot of admiration for all you do. Our prayers are with you and with your families while you are away fighting fires. Bless you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Kay
City: Escondido, CA
Comments:  Thank you for all you do. My prayers are with you in this time of loss of one of your own. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Deb
City: Running Springs, CA
Comments: Just wanted to let you all know that through your heroic efforts, you saved a home full of family memories for a family that lost their husband and father very unexpectedly earlier this year. We can never express how grateful we are to you for everything that you did and all the sacrifices that were made.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Lana Hughes
City: Princeton, Texas
Comments: I have been following the fire situation via internet and TV. I lived in northern California when I was a kid and remember the fire that surrounded our town back in the 60's. There is not enough thank yous in the world to give all of you who put your life on the line to fight these fires and to those fireman and others who have lost their homes...God bless you all. You are all heroes and you are all in our prayers. Be safe and don't take any chances.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Anna Thompson
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: Thank you for your amazing dedication and hard work! I live next to 40th street and your stand by Waterman and 40th, and God's hand, is the only thing that kept our house from burning! Thank you! I wish I could personally thank you for all that you did to save lives and homes. God bless you!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Floyd Buckley
City: Hesperia, CA
Comments: There is no way humanly possible to express my feelings towards the brave men and women of the fire service. I served as a volunteer fireman for 13 years in the state of Illinois and I do know that these brave individuals put them selves in harms way to save lives and property everyday. These past few days here in Southern California have not been the "typical" fire conditions these brave men and women face everyday. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Joann W
City: Chandler, AZ
Comments: Knights of Malta, press on and press back the fires that rage. Thank Heavens that you are not uneducated enough, or too educated to believe your struggle is futile or that you won't win this battle in the end. God bless you for your work. And may someone provide you soon with clean clothes and a warm shower. Save my twin's backyard.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Celeste Watson
City: Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.
Comments: To all the Firefighters that have worked so hard the past week, I just want to say a great big THANK YOU! You guys are truly a blessing, if it weren't for your efforts I'll probably not have a home today. GOD BLESS YOU!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Feliz Gastelum
City: Lomita/CA
Comments: I appreciate all the firefighters out there working to the bone for all of us, but not just during these rough times...but also for everyday! Thanks so much, and hopefully I'll be able to meet some of you when I drive up there on Saturday to bring all of you firefighters some supplies!You always sacrafice for us, now its my turn!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: PHYLLIS
City: SAN DIEGO,CA
Comments: TO ALL THE BEAVE FIREFIGHTERS, WE OWE YOU ALL A BIG GREAT THANK-YOU FOR BRAVERY&COURAGE GOING OUT TO FIGHT THE FIRES AND PROTECTING US.YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB. MAY GOD BLESS YOU EVER SO MUCH DURING A DIFFICULT TIME. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS OF A FELLOW CO-WORKER AND MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE 3 INJURED FIREFIGHTERS AND A SPEEDY RECOUVERY. YOU ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE ALL THE FF THAT CAME TO SD TO HELP US. GOD BLESS YOU

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Michael Robinson
City: Fresno, CA
Comments: Thanks again for showing the true American spirit. We appreciate your sacrafice.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: FLORENCE HAGENBAUGH
City: SAUGUS CALIFORNIA
Comments: MY HOME WAS NOT IN ANY DANGER BUT I WANT TO THANK ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS OUT THERE FOR A WONDER JOB THEY ARE DOING. ALSO THANKS TO THE POLICE AND SHERIFFS. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: FLORENCE HAGENBAUGH
City: SAUGUS CALIFORNIA
Comments: MY HOME WAS NOT IN ANY DANGER BUT I WANT TO THANK ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS OUT THERE FOR A WONDER JOB THEY ARE DOING. ALSO THANKS TO THE POLICE AND SHERIFFS. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Andrea England
City: Vista Califorina
Comments: Thank you for all of your hard work. My sadness goes out to all for the death of the firefighter and the death of Ashlieh. My prayers are with you all. Good luck! God Bless and thanks again.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Sara
City: Reseda/California
Comments: Thank you all so much for your hard work. May God bless you and keep you all safe.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: sally nowotarski
City: Ingleside, Illinois
Comments: Your crowns will be many.....

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Mary Nelson
City: Cedar Glen, Calif.
Comments: Thank you for all the hard days and nights you put in. Stay safe!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Sharon
City: El Paso
Comments: We are so proud of you and we are so thankful for each and every one of you. Please be safe! We will continue to pray for you. Although my house was never in danger, I stand in absolute awe at what you guys do. My Aunt did loose her home but she and her family are safe. Thank God. You, the firefighters and volunteers, are true heroes that I can tell stories about to my sons. Thank you for you selflessness. Thank you so much for your tireless efforts, for you courage, your ingenuity and your compassion. You are the bigger than life heroes of our communities and we appreciate everything you have done. Thank you! Good luck, stay safe and God Bless you! We appreciate you very much! May God's blessings be upon you and your families for your dedication and service to others. Many thanks!!!!!!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Bill Rossini
City: San Bernardino
Comments: JM I guess you felt the same about 9-11 these men and women are all educated. More so then you and if you think that they make too much money, try being one of them. Putting your life on the line to save property and lives, just ask them about there fellow firefighter who requested to come and help and is no longer with us.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Beth Ibarra
City: Schertz, Texas
Comments: To all the wonderful firefighters and support personnel out there in California, May our dear Lord and Savior comfort and protect you as you battle the raging fires! My sincerest condolences for the loss of your comrade. Be comforted in knowing that he is up in heaven with his precious Lord. Know that the Lord is with all of you! Your victory is His victory! Praise and Glory to the Lord God Almighty for he will heal all those of have suffered. You are all in our prayers here in Schertz! We love you and praise the work that you continue to do so well. God bless you all.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Jim and Kelly Auel
City: Temple, Texas
Comments: We are praying for you all's safety and for the moisture to continue to come in from the coast. Praying for rain! Blessings to everyone envolved.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Bill Rossini
City: San Bernardino
Comments: To all the FireFighters and Support Personnel I know that you feel bad about lossing homes but look at all the thousands that you saved. Sorry to hear about one of your fellow firefighter you people are all heros

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Lindsey Gump
City: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: I cannot express how grateful I am for all that you have done. I do not own a TV so I have not been able to watch the continuing coverage, but the fires hit close to home when my mom was evacuated from Hunter's Ridge on Friday. I have such a deep respect and admiration for all of the firefighters who are fighting for our homes and our lives, while disregarding theirs. I know that you will be deeply blessed by the Lord and that He sees all that you are doing. Thank you for all of your work. I wish that I could do more to thank you. Lindsey Gump

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Sarah Adams
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: Thank you to all of the fire fighters working hard to save the mountain communities. A special thanks to Chris Randolph - I LOVE YOU & MISS YOU!!! To Eric, Josh, Frank, Kevin, and all of the Highland City Firefighters - your cookies will be waiting for you :)

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Andrea
City: Caldwell, Idaho
Comments: "God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them." Hebrews 6:10 May the Lord bless you and keep you safe, far from harms way. May He be the source of your strength. Thank you for all you are doing. My prayers are with each of you! Andrea

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: John
City: Moses Lake, WA
Comments: THANK YOU for working hard and spending countless hours fighting these fires. I have a great respect for all of those who serve others and are not afraid to put their lives on the line. Keep strong - we are praying that you would stay stong and that all those who are leading the efforts would be given wisdom and grace to win this battle. We tip our hats to you here in Washington State (Go Cougs!!!)

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Lisa, Mikayla and Mariah Dreer
City: Phoenix, Arizona
Comments: I grew up in Southern California and to see the massive fires on the news is devastating. I also have many friends and classmates who continue to live in the affected areas. You are all so awesome to devote your lives to the saving of others. May God bless your efforts now and may he reward you greatly for your giving hearts.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Samuel
City: Brazil
Comments: Although I am very far from the USA, down here in Brazil we are raising our voices to heaven and asking God to repay all you have been doing these days. Be sure He will pour out His blessings over you all. Best regards from Brazil, Sam

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Zan Monster
City: Port Orchard , WA
Comments: Thankyou to all firefighters, pilots, ground crews, police officers , dispatchers and administration for working so diligently. Kili (Howard) if you are ok, please email me and let me know, miss you and love you xoxo

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Yolanda Torrecillas
City: Sacramento, CA
Comments: You're the real heroes of today... thank you for all your efforts & bravery. God bless.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Donald
City: Peoria, AZ
Comments: I want to thank the firefighters for their dedication and courage. I also offer my prayers for your safety. Thanks to all of you. May God give his protection to all of you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Kasai Humphries
City: Colton, CA
Comments: To all of the heroic firefighters. May GOD bless you and Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My heart goes out to all who have lost during this trying time. You are brave and caring. Thank you again.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Paige Summer
City: Stansbury Park, Utah
Comments: MAY OUR LOVING FATHER GOD GREATLY BLESS ALL INVOLVED WITH THE FIRE. WHAT A DEVISTATING TIME. A GREAT THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIREFIGHTERS AND PEOPLE AIDING IN HELPING ALL THE DISPLACED/HOMELESS BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: tonya
City: hesperia,ca
Comments: thank you for being there to fight fires! you are doing an excellent job!!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Margaret
City: Austin Texas
Comments: A BIG HUG AND THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: David
City: Glenrock, WY
Comments: I live in Wyoming but have family in Lakeside and Chula Vista, CA. You guys are right in the middle of what most of us fear greatly. Thank you for you brave and courageous spirits that sacrifice for others. May GOD keep you strong and safe by his righteous hand. With gratitude from Wyoming

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Ami
City: Visalia, Ca
Comments: JM-I dont think you have any ground to stand on when it comes to talking about a firefighter. My boyfriend is currently down south fighting the Paradise fire. And if you for one moment think that these firefighter only get paid well because their job is dangerous and they have no education you are wrong. Just like any job you are skilled in different areas, I would like for one min to see you out there fighting those fires. I bet you would have no idea what to do, yes it is dangerous, but it is the education that they have that keeps them alive!!!! I am honestly disgusted but the message you wrote. Before you open your mouth and put down firefighter, especially on this website, try walking in their shoes for just an hour. And they didnt not become heros over night. Every firefighter is a hero from the time they take the job title. They work hard long hours to protect everyone in the area they are assigned to. Maybe you would understand that if you had the heart and compassion to do this job. ALL FIREFIGHTER AND POLICE OFFICERS

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Sherree
City: Ruston, LA
Comments: Thank you for your hard work, your dedication and your willingness to put your lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. May God bless you and protect you from harm. We love and support you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: mandy
City: hesperia,ca
Comments: thank you for keeping the fire from getting to hesperia

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Suzanne
City: Meridian, Ms
Comments: I would like to say a special thank you for all you do. My husband is a firefighter and I want your wives and families to know that we are praying for them as well. May God continue to bless you and keep you safe. I also would like you who have lost loved ones to know that God loves you and may his peace keep you. We are praying for you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Shawna
City: Mentone CA
Comments: excuse the message from the san bernardino resident that has the intelligence of a rock. The residents of So. California are very greatful to you and we are thankful that you do get paid well for going into a dangerous situation such as these. These heroic deeds will never go unnoticed. Thanks again.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Cindy Rascon
City: Santee CA
Comments: When we saw the fire on the hill racing towards our home we were ready to go. Then, we saw the silhouette of the firefighters on the ridge making their stand and we new we would be safe. The picture of that scene will always be in my mind. You are true heros and such a blessing to our world.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Anne
City: Fort Collins Co
Comments: Saying Thank You for all you do, Seems So Small..But know that there are MANY Who are Truly Thankful..May God Bless and Keep You All Safe..

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: McCaffrey Family
City: Devore, CA
Comments: THANK YOU SO MUCH... The fire fighters Kicked butt in Devore to save our homes,... Well You did an Awesome job everywhere, You Guys are Amazing !!!!.... GOD BLESS YOU ALL !!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Julee Crowe
City: Memphis, Tennessee
Comments: I just want to let you know I am praying for you and Thank You for your bravery.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Mike
City: San Dimas Ca.
Comments: Thanks for doing what you do best

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: tabatha
City: tallahassee,fl
Comments: THANK YOU!GOD BLESS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP,STAY SAFE!THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU DO EVERYDAY!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Gail
City: La Habra, CA
Comments: To our brave firefighters, You are all angels! Thank you saving Julian. You put your lives on the line everyday and we love you for that.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: merrilyn
City: topeka, ks
Comments:  God bless you firefighters! Thank you for saving my uncle's home. He was able to see the fire when the tankers did their job. Keep up the good work!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Donna
City: Hemet CA.
Comments: Thank you is such a small word, but know, you all, are in our thoughts and prayers. The wounderful job you are doing through dedication and love is appreciated. So much has been lost, but so much has been saved because of you. THANK YOU!!!!!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: MIchelle
City: Rialto CA
Comments: Thanks for all you have done for everyone. You are all priceless.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Karen
City: Minco, OK
Comments: Keeping you in prayers and thoughts. Thanks for doing a wonderful job. May God bless and keep you all.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Annectra
City: Savannah, Georgia
Comments: Thank you for your hardwork. God Bless and keep you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: arlene malkin
City: Lakeside, AZ
Comments: Thank you cannot express the gratitude of millions who are with you in their hearts and thoughts daily...you are true heroes in every sense of the word...your dedication to serving others serves as an example to all!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Brittany Campbell
City: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Comments: THANK YOU FIREFIGHTER'S! Thank you for fighting for our country. I wish you all stay safe and healthy!Thank you for fighting for our safety! YOU ARE IN MY PRAYER'S!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Connie M
City: Corpus Christi, TX
Comments: God Bless and keep you in his loving care.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Ashley Campbell
City: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Comments: Thank you for always being there when there are fires. Lots of my family members were evacuated because of the fire. So thank you very much

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: sharon
City: cape cod ma
Comments: With tears I thankyou all for trying to save our mountains..I hold on to the VERY SPECIAL MEMORIES....you all are ALWAYS in my thoughts and heart...

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: David Mills
City: Loveland Colorado
Comments: "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 Dear God, thank you for keeping Your people safe and those You have taken because You called them, fill their families with Peace! May the devistation created by those fires be for Your Honor and Glory and now a waste of precious life on earth! I Wish Them All Jesus!!! Thank you all for fighting to protect life and property! God Bless you and your families!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: James T.Graves Jr.
City: Mansfield,LA.
Comments:  From two volunteer FF..We want to thank each and every one of you FF and Vol FF and may *God* watch over each one of you !! THanks so much!!!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: joycestephen
City: north hills ca.
Comments: thank you for risking your lifes to save ours

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Dana K.
City: Temecula, CA
Comments: To all of the dedicated men and women fighting the fires all over our great state....we love you and appreciate all of your hard work. We are here for you and cheering you on, so don't give up. We know we'll all get thru this together. Dana K. and family

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: laurie dickson
City: San Manuel, Az
Comments: We went thru a terrible fire season this summer, and God blessed us with the Hot Shots. I grew up in Montclair, Ca. Now all the places that I remember are burning. God Please send your Hot Shots again. Protect the brave men and women putting their lives in danger to protect us all. What would we do without our Fire and Police departments. THANK YOU!!!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: kathy roberts
City: sun city
Comments: How can we ever thank you for what you are doing for us. Stay safe! Please! And please accept our humble thank you, we can never repay you for your sacrifices.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Samuel, Rosa & Jacobo Segurq
City: Hesperia
Comments: Cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH for all you done during these trying times. You that are on the front lines have shown us as a family how much you care for this community. May God bless you and your families each and every day. You have earned a heighten level of respect, admiration, and gratitude for all you have done. Again THANNK YOU VERY MUCH.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Bryan ,Kathie,Luke,Lauryn and lexie Peacock
City: Phoenix,Arizona
Comments: Thank You for all your dedication and sacurfice to help save Gods people and property from all evil destruction. You are all lifted up in Prayer for Gods protection

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Bev
City: Victorville,CA
Comments: THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: John & Cindy Reimers
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: Words are insufficient to express our gratitude and amazement at the work that you all have done to save our beautiful mountain. We went to bed Monday and Wednesday figuring that all was lost. We awoke the next day to see that your dedication and heroic efforts not only saved our home but much of the environment we enjoy! You have earned our undying respect and admiration. Thank you a thousand times over!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Carol
City: Northridge
Comments: Thank you for the incredible job you are doing and for all the lives and property you've saved. You are the true heroes.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Jennifer
City: Tustin/CA
Comments: Thanks for everything you guys do! We're all counting on you and really appreciate what you do for us! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families, who surely miss you right now! Thanks again...for every sacrafice and every second you spend saving this beautiful state!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Carolyn Robeson
City: Paso Robles CA
Comments: Thank You for the wonderful job you have and are doing in to keep people safe

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: trevor
City: yorba linda CA
Comments: thancks for everything.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: mike
City: california
Comments: jm does not understand, I cannot believe that anyone would write such a note.........yes they are paid well, but they do more in a day than you will in a life time

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Stephanie Collins
City: Killeen, Texas
Comments: I thank you for putting your whole soul into your work. God sees it and smiles apon you.You are truly a fighter!!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Nicole & Marq
City: El Segundo, CA
Comments: Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Robert Stevenson
City: Highland, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for your hard work and sacrifice on our behalf. We appreciate it immensely. When the going gets rough, know that we're behind you 110%.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Doug
City: Santa Maria,CA
Comments: Every Day you risk Your Lives Against a Foe with insurmountable odds, but you are ready to lay down your life so that we can keep our homes & precious items. For that we thank you! Our Prayers are with you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Ellie
City: Santa Maria,CA
Comments: Thank You to All Our Firemen Heros! Truely the Greatest people who have no fear of such deadly destruction! Thank you for keeping us safe.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Lauren
City: Hesperia, CA
Comments: Thank you guys so much for everything you have done. Keeping me and my friends and family safe. Im going to bring you guys some goodies for all you firefighters out there. I love you guys. Thank You. Lauren

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Alyx McNeal
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: First, God sent the firefighters, then, He sent the fog. You saved our house in Lake Arrowhead. Without your expertise in working up Highway 18, our home would be gone. Thank you.

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2003
Name: Linda
City: Camarillo, CA
Comments: There is just no way to thank you enough for your valiant efforts to save lives and property. Your incredible work is beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Mark
City: Daly City, California
Comments: Heb.13:5 "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." May God give you strength, courage and boldness as you fight to save our state. My prayers are with all of you,Thank you. Colma, Calif. Firefighter/Paramedic Somontan

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Elizabeth
City: Norwich, New York
Comments: We are praying for you and for the folks in danger....The whole country is concerned about you....

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Peter J.
City: Newport Beach/Lake Arrowhead
Comments: Thank you to all the FireFighters in Lake Arrowhead! We have been watching here at our Home in Newport Beach and are very Proud of you! Im not sure if our Mountain Home is still around. If it's not, I know you gave one Hell of a FIGHT to save it. THANK YOU! What Matters is that you are all SAFE! You are All HEROES! I have always wanted to be a Police Officer, I think It's time to sign up for the Fire Academy. The way (ALL) FireFighters work together is Amazing and Motivating Have a Good Night and Be Safe! PJ Newport Beach/Lake Arrowhead PS Im praying for Rain and Snow!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Torey Miller
City: Sunland
Comments: Thank You! God Bless!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: j
City: arrowhead highlands
Comments: You saved the cliffhanger, not sure why!!!! I want to know how to find out if my house ws damaged or destroyed YOU ARE THE MOST BRAVE PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: j
City: arrowhead highlands
Comments: You saved the cliffhanger, not sure why!!!! I want to know how to find out if my house ws damaged or destroyed YOU ARE THE MOST BRAVE PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: j
City: arrowhead highlands
Comments: You saved the cliffhanger, not sure why!!!! I want to know how to find out if my house ws damaged or destroyed YOU ARE THE MOST BRAVE PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: j
City: arrowhead highlands
Comments: You saved the cliffhanger, not sure why!!!! I want to know how to find out if my house ws damaged or destroyed YOU ARE THE MOST BRAVE PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nicole
City: Murrieta/California
Comments: I just want to let you all know how much I admire and appreciate all the hard work and grueling hours that you've all put in trying to save my home and those of my family and friends. Your dedication has meant the world to all of us. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jeremy Wessel
City: Rialto
Comments: thanks for your hard work, your long hours and your sleepless nights you guys don't get the credit you deserve only when your needed I salute you!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: For my Nana
City: Rialto Calif
Comments: Thank you for taking care of my Nana who lives in Rialto. Her senior community is located on Willow close to the 10 frwy. Far enough way but still to close for us. Thank you for all the Nana's you saved.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Amanda O'connell
City: Victorville, Ca
Comments: Thank you to all of the wonderful people that are in the mountains protecting homes. Thank you Grandpa Bill O'Connell for keeping animals out of the way of fire. Come home safely Rick and I love You

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Darrell White
City: Victorville, Ca.
Comments: Thank you for protecting our homes and family. Come home soon Rick, I love you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Mike & Mary Rehers
City: Big Bear City, Ca
Comments: THANK YOU ALL WONDERFUL FIREFIGHTERS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND BRAVERY. YOU TRULY ARE HEROES. AND THANK YOU RICK

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Shelby White
City: Victorville, Ca
Comments: To Rick Drumright: Thank so much for protecting homes and lives. I love you so very much. All of you wonderful firefighter be safe. Families are all waiting for your return.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Vito&Debby D'Alessandro
City: Glendora /Calif.
Comments: Thanks is too simple a word for what the firefighting community does for the rest of us, from giving your life and in some cases your own home. Thanks & God Bless

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Debbie
City: Cape Girardeau, MO
Comments: The words Thank You almost sound insignificant based on how all of you fireman have worked, done without food, showers, and most importantly sleep...I'll never understand how you do it. My husband was on a volunteer fire department for about 20 years and currently does fire investigations and I know what it takes to fight fires...but these fires are gigantic...I just don't know where you fireman come from...you're certainly underpaid and many times, like law enforcement unappreciated...God be with you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Yvonne M. Muro
City: SanAntonio, T.X.
Comments: Much love and prayers to all the brave firefighters who are helping put put these flames out. The bible talks about days like these,and may he bless each and one of you all. In him, Yvonne M. Muro

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Judy
City: Indio/Ca
Comments: Thank you for all your hard work, and your efforts are not forgotten.God knows, and I am praying for you all.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Ryan Family
City: Maple Valley, Washington
Comments: You are true hero's in a world that really needs hero's. Thank you and be safe. May God be with you all.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Shell
City: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: Thank you! You guys are AWSOME! God bless you. xoxoxoxo

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anita & Phil
City: 29Palms CA
Comments: Thank you for your dedication to keeping families safe. The risk to you does not go unnoticed. You are true heros.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Raymond RamosIII
City: Whittier,CA
Comments: Hi just want to thank all the firefighters for there bravery and hard work and that goes for everybody participating in the effort to stopthe fires well godspeed to all the firefighters

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Dale & Joanne Woolley
City: Big Bear City, CA
Comments: Thanks for your dedicated help. So far our home is okay. We appeciate all your efforts. Please watch out for your own safety. Appreciatively, Dale & Joanne

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Emily Neumann
City: Riverside, Ca
Comments: Just reading the newpaper and watching the news makes me realize the horrible conditions that all the firefighters are faced with. In a situation like this, all we can do is turn to brave people like you. My thoughts and prayers go out for the safety of all the firefighters who risk their lives everyday in order to save lives and property. Thank you so much for everything that you have done. You are all truly heros.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: suzie & lil joseph
City: montebello, CA
Comments: may god be with you, thanks for your heroic efforts and you guys are much appreciated. God bless.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: David & Margaret Narver
City: San Marino, CA
Comments: Having had our house on Finhaut since 1957 and witnessing the proficiency of the Crestline Fire Department on several occasions, we really know the planning that goes into the small fires. This made us appreciate even more the planning and execution of this major fire. We watch the TV broadcasts every day as long as they were on the air. You have our profound thanks for a job well done, in spite of the difficulty and physical strain.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anthony and Karen
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: Thank you so much to all of the brave firefighters and emergency workers who saved our new neighborhood from disaster! We are ever so grateful for the risk that you took to make us safe and comfortable while you put your lives on the line for those whom you don't even know! God Bless you and yours!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: ELIZABETH
City: TEMECULA/CA
Comments: Thank you all for all your heroic efforts. You in my prayers.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kate and Skip
City: Buckroe Beach, VA
Comments: Fire Department and Police Personnel Are the most unappreciated group of hard working individuals. Thank's again to ALL members ALL over the States...From the Fires to the Hurricane Victims in Virginia... Bless you all and stay safe.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: NANCY BOHLEN
City: FULLERTON,CA.
Comments: THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU...

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Michael, Lindsay, Zac, & Kat
City: Fresno, CA
Comments: Dad,we are so proud of you! You are the best and an even better Dad..Be Safe and we love you and miss you! Love The Ramirez Brats (Mom says"Dito")

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Dawne Lee
City: Running Springs, CA
Comments: Well round 2, this is our second evacuation in 2 months and we have only owned our new home for 5 months. We have loved the time that we have spent in our home and can not wait to be up there again. Thank you and God Bless you in your valiant fight to save our homes. The Lee Family

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Lori
City: Riverside
Comments: Your bravery and courage is a blessing. I thank God for each and every one of you. A special thanks to those with a big heart for the suffering animals. God Knows your hearts. See you in heaven.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Lia Senise and family
City: Alta Loma
Comments: Thank You! These simple words cannot express our gratitude for the excellent job the firefighters did in stopping the fire from reaching our home. One house away from 100 foot high flames, and these brave men and women fought the fire down and saved our neighborhood. Thank you and God Bless each and evey one of you!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Rhonda Ortega
City: Ontario, Ca
Comments: I want to thank all of you hard working men and women that are risking your life to save others. You are truly my hero. I live in south Ontario and I'm not that close to the fire but this has made me feel terrible. So I have volunteered at my nearest Red Cross to help. GOD BLESS YOU HEROS!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Rachel
City: FortunaCalifornia
Comments: Hey thanks for spending your time doing something so great!Every bit helps! Stay strong! Love does no harm to it's neighbor. Therefore love is the fufilment of the law! Romans 13:10

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: John A. Pankowski
City: Manville, NJ
Comments: Thank you for your bravery and efforts in fighting this terrible disaster. May God keep you from harm and guide you all to a complete and safe victory.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: T.L.T.
City: California
Comments: May God bless all of you and keep you safe under his eternal wings.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Bobby & Patti Nation
City: Smiley Park, Running Springs, CA
Comments: Once again, our thanks and gratitude for all you are doing seems so inadequate. Even when you aren't able to save all homes, your efforts are heroic and appreciated more than we can express. No matter the outcome of this fire, we thank you and are forever in your debt. Keep up the good work!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Diane Acuna
City: Bellflower, Ca.
Comments: I want to say THAN YOU! to you Firefighters out there putting your lives on the line, so that others may live...Thank You, Thank You, Thank You so much and may God Bless you each and everday of your lives.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Lisette Barrett
City: Pico Rivera
Comments: I would like to thank all of you for your efforts in fighting these horrible fires. A close friend of mine resides in Running Springs and was so worried she would lose her beloved home. Many thanks for putting your heroic efforts to preserve one's home. My prayers go out to your fallen commarade-May God be with him and his family.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jana Feathers
City: Riverside/CA
Comments: Thank you for helping saving homes and peoples lives. You guys did an awsome job. Your are appreciated all the way. Thank You!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jerry Segalla
City: Cedar Pines
Comments:  I don't know if I have a house to go back to, but I am very thankful to the thousands of brave men and women who risked their lives to save our homes. If we sold one stealth bomber how many water dropping aircraft could we buy?

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Emily Plett
City: Ridgecrest, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for risking your lives to fight that fire. I was at a youth retreat in pinecrest (In the San Bernardino mountains)when we had to evacuate. When we were coming home I saw you guys fighting the fire. You guys saved our lives so I'm totaly in debt to you guys.Be careful!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Teri
City: Corona
Comments: Thank you, you all are truly appreciated!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Celeste
City: Corona, CA
Comments: There aren't enough words to describe how we all feel about your dedication and relentless effort to put this disaster down. Our prayers are with all of you and YOUR families as they worry about your safety.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Erika Velasquez
City: California
Comments: Thank You for all your help that you give everytime their is a fire god will bless your heart because you help our community.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Alice Paiz
City: San Bernardino
Comments: To all of the FireFighters and the Support Personnel teams: You guys ROCK!!!!! Thank-you so much!! I know you are just doing your Jobs, But what a job you are doing!!!! I'm so Proud of all of your hard work. This is so devistating for everyone and I just want you all to know that my prayers are with you all!!! I Prayed for you all this morning and as I got off of the freeway to go to work what did I see? About 10 Fire trucks heading back up the San Bernardino Mountains. My heart was filled with Gratitude and excitement to know the Fire department was going up the hill to kick some fire but!!!. Thank-You, Thank-You.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: denise mccormick
City: boise idaho
Comments: Thank you so much. Each and everyone of you are in our prayers and thoughts daily for God's protection. This nation has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to our firefighters.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: KEN & KENDY PHILLIPS
City: LYTLE CREEK, CA
Comments: THANK YOU FOR SAVING OUR HOME AND MY HUSBAND'S LIFE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DAILY. KENDY PHILLIPS

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: turbodave_98
City: rancho cucamonga ca
Comments: Thanks for your dedication, bravery, physical stamina and all the rest of your skills for doing a fabulous job under a really difficult situation.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anna
City: Yankton SD
Comments: Firefighters, I'm 13 years old and I really admire what you do!! I hope that the Lord will keep you strong. Keep fighting! Whenever I'm in trouble and need to fight I like to call my self a freedom/fire/whatever you want to be called fighter for God God Bless

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Emerald
City: soledad California
Comments: " The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Emerald

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Dayanara
City: SAN BERNARDINO
Comments: Thanks to all the men and women who are risking their lives for the safety of ours. May the Lord Bless you and your families. Thanks for staying strong and courageous, with the help of the Lord and your efforts the fires will be put out. Thanks again!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Max Chowdhury
City: Crestline,CA
Comments: Thank you soo much for your dedicated job. Crestline is safe because of your heroic stand at Hwy 18.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Tina Miranda
City: Running Springs, CA
Comments: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I just found out that my home has been saved for now because of the heroic fight of the fire fighters. They are angels in disguise. I can't believe anyone would fight sooooo hard for people they don't even know and even risk their lives. Words cannot express how I am feeling right now and my appreciation for the fire fighters!!! With heartfelt gratitude, Tina

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: PAPA jOHN, MOMMA BEA
City: EDGEWATER FLORIDA
Comments: i CAN REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT THE FIREMEN ARE DOING. ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO WE HAD A FOREST FIRE THAT WAS 170 MILES LONG ON THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA, FROM JACKSOMVILLE TO MELBOURNE. WE WERE SURROUNDED WITH NO WAY OUT. YOU HAVE TO LIVE THRU IT TO APPRE4CIATE WHAT THEY DO,,,OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Frankie Spears
City: Hoquiam, WA
Comments: You are the REAL heroes!!! May God watch and protect you as you serve to save and preserve. God Bless all of you!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Vicki Martinez
City: Whittier, Ca.
Comments: Although I have not been directly affected by the fires, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the firefighters who are out there risking their lives not just during the wildfires, but for everyday they are out there. God Bless you and my prayers go out to you and your families.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Yolanda
City: San Bernardino
Comments: Thank you all for the great job you are all doing. God Bless you all! You are the best!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Rita
City: Riverside, California
Comments: Although where I live was not affected by the fires, a lot of my friends' homes were. Without your continued efforts to put out these fires I am sure a lot more homes and lives would have been lost. Thank you for your galant efforts. God Bless You All.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Terry
City: Irvine, Ca
Comments: To those who brave all to save others. Long days, dirty areas to work in, little food, hot weather. You all are the ones whom we should take a minute to say thanks. Your efforts, time away from family, are nothing but a huge blessing. Thank you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Becca Journagan
City: Wichita, KS
Comments: To All Our Bravest Hereos, Our Firefighters - May the Lord continue to protect you and surround you on every side and at every moment with His Mighty Army of angels! I pray with a grateful heart for you all and ask the Lord to bless you! Phil. 4:13

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Karen Simpson
City: Moreno Valley, CA
Comments: Thanks for all your hard work and effort. You put your life on the line each day to try and make our homes and life safe. I want you to know that I appreciate it greatly and hope that God watches over you and keeps you safe.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Chrsitine O'Dell
City: Riverside, CA
Comments: Thank you and God bless all the firefighters, law officers and volunteers. Your big hearts and dedication saved many lives and homes. Living with smoky air over the past week was a strong reminder to keep you in our prayers. Thank you God for the clouds and cooler weather!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Darryl Olinick
City: La Verne CA
Comments: Thank you for all your support if it wasent for you God knows how much damage could be done by these terrible fires. God Bless You all and thanks again

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Shirley
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: Dear FireFighters, Your job is soooo dangerous and difficult, yet you never complain. You just keep on going and work relentlessly to save the lives and property of others. Thank you seems so small for for you do. You are a Godsend. Thank you, and God Bless you and your families.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kristin
City: Lake Elsinore
Comments: To all of the fire fighters: I am currently in school right know and I wanted to take the time to let you know how great of a job you all are doing. I hope all of you return saftly to your families and your home are safe too. Good Luck. -Kristin

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kate Rochester
City: jonesboro, ar
Comments: God Bless you all and thank you so much for protecting us all no matter where we are!!!!!!!!!! Kate, Steve, Lisa, Lara, Gerri

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Krisrin
City: Lake Elsinore
Comments: To all of the Fire Fighters: Even though there is not a fire in Lake Elsinore You still diserve a Thank You. You guys are doing a great job. I hope all of you return home safe to all of your families. Good Luck. -Kristin

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Brenda Bullard
City: California
Comments: Fighterfires you may of heard that people think you are nothing to this wourld,but you really are. If you here sombody say that dont belive them because you guys know the truth.The people that say that are just jelous becaus you guys know howto put out fires and they do not. Maybee some of the people that say that were or are firemen and they are just mad because maybee they got fired,they had to quit,maybee they are sick,or there boss just does not think it is a good idea for them to put out fires. You firemen are somthig to this wourld. You guys risk your own life to save other peoples life and you guys risk your life for the wourld.Yhank you for trying your hardest to put all the fires around the wourld out.GOD BLESS YOU FIREMAN.By the way I am only 10 years old.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Karen
City: Upland, CA
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Thank you so much for your hard fought efforts near our home in Upland. Although we are about 3 miles away from the devastation, we appreciate all you did for our friends and loved ones. Keep up the good fight! And a special hello to David Franta (Arcadia Fire Dept.) who is in the Running Springs area, we're proud of you! Love - The Franta Family

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Lisset Gutierrez
City: Hawthorne, CA
Comments: May God bless you for all that you've done and continue to do. To put your life on the line for the safety and wellbeing of others is the ultimate act of selflessness. Please be safe and may Angels guide your way through danger to see you safely home to your families.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Dave Bombard
City: Hesperia, CA
Comments: All of you are doing an awesome job, and I want to thank all of the out-of-State firefighters that are helping too. My family will pray for the injured and perished firefighters; we will pray for their families too. My oldest son, that is in the Marine Corps wants to join Hero's like you when he gets out, and I am proud that he wants to be a part of a strong family like yours. God Bless You. Sincerely, David Bombard Sr

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jody Ingram
City: Costa Mesa
Comments: Fire and law enforcement people are THE BEST!!! I don't live near a fire, but I still thank God for all of you! You put your lives on the line for the rest of us daily. Know that you're in our prayers. God be with you all and protect you!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: susan gonzalez
City: east highland, california
Comments: All our family wants to send our thanks to all the men and women who fought to save our home in east highland ranch. Our prayers are will all of you, and my two children (ages 2 and 3 ) said "the firefighters are brave because they said our home, my kitchen and my buzz light year toy." No words can express how grateful we are God Bless The Gonzalez family

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Francine Toro
City: San Bernardino
Comments: THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS!! WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION! I live in the foothills in the north end of San Bernardino next to Cal State University. One home was lost in our neighborhood, but the heroic firefighters contained that fire and made sure the surrounding homes were safe. A few spot fires resulted from flying embers, one right across from my home, but were quickly extinguished by the tireless efforts of the firefighters. My neighborhood survived! YOU FIREGIGHTERS ARE AWESOME!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: VICKIE EWALT
City: Hemet, CA
Comments: God bless each & every one of you for being willing to put your own lives on the line for the safety of others. I am praying for your safety. Thank you!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Deb M.
City: Running Springs, CA
Comments: There aren't enough words to express how grateful we are for saving our town, our homes and our lives. You are angels on earth.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Tracy Burwell
City: Crestline ca
Comments: Thank you thank you thank you!!!You came from all over to save our little town. Thank you santa barbara co. and in particular Fire fighter Gary Wright for keeping us updated!...I love you all!!!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Peter
City: Southern Indiana
Comments: Ya'll are awesome. Thank you for being a strenght of our country. Peace

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Krystle Frazier
City: Highland
Comments: Thanx so much you guys did an awesome job w/ protecting the life and house of my extremely stubborn freind who lives in Devore. I was very worried about him b/c he called me and informed me that he was still in his house even after the mandatory evacuation so i just want to thank you for doing a wonderful job on protecting the people and for preoccupying yourself w/ the protection of structures in the area, b/c now he still has a home to go back too.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nea Welch-Timmons
City: Yakima, Washington
Comments: A Big "Thank you" to ALL Firefighters and Support Personnel for being there when you are needed, no matter what state you are in! God Bless!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Wayne and Jean Cox
City: Santa Clarita, Cal.
Comments: You have don an excelant job,THANKS!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Andrea
City: Rancho Cucamonga,CA
Comments:  Thank you very much for putting out the fire for the people who were close to the fire!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: peter
City: Sherman Oaks CA
Comments: YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Derek
City: Rancho Cucamonga CA.
Comments:  Dear:fire fighters Thank you for making sure my house was safe. from:Derek

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: krystina
City: Rancho Cucamonga Cal
Comments:  Thank you for saveing my house.the fire came right close to my house. Thank you for not letting It burn down it must be hard to keep a fire in controll.THANK YOU

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Sandra
City: Rancho Cucamonga CA
Comments: Dear:Fire Fighter, Thank you for saving our house and our lives.Thank you very much GOd Bless You!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Allison
City: Rancho Cocamunga
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Thank you for trying to save as much houses as you can. I now how it feels like when the was a back fire right behind my naighbor house.So thank youforthe hard work.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ken
City: Rancho Cucomunga
Comments: Thank you for saving our houses and family firefighters!Hope you are safe to.I realy apritiate it a lot! Happy Hallaween

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Max
City: Rancho Cucamonga C.A
Comments: Dear:fire fighters Thank you for saving my house.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Julie
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments: Thank you does not seem to be enough...please remember that your lives are more valuable than our homes. Be safe and know that our prayers are with you. You are heros, please remain with us so that we can honor your bravery.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Andrew
City: Fontana,RanchoCucamonga
Comments: thankyou thankyou ^

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Adriana
City: Rancho Cucamunga
Comments: Thank you fire fighters even though I did not get avacuated you guys helped my aunt.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Tyler
City: rancho cucamonga
Comments: thanks

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Corbin
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Comments: Thanks for saving my life.You are eveyone heroes to 1000 people. We are all proud of you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Hillary
City: Rancho Cucamonga,CA
Comments: Dear Fire fighters,Thank you for not letting my house get burned down. THANK YOU! YAAAAAAAAAY! MY HOUSE IS STILL STANDING!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nikki
City: Etiwanda
Comments:  Thank you for saving my house from getting burned down. My house was one of the homes that the fire came right to the wall.Thank you I really appreciate you're work and all you've done to save homes and peoples lives

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: marsalis
City: etiwanda/ca
Comments:  The fire was about 10 yards away from mine.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Chloe
City: Rancho Cucamonga , CA
Comments:  Thank you so much for all that you have done!!! My house was so close to the fire but you saved it!! I know that you tried the best you can to save those houses and I really appreciate it. Thank you so much!!! thank you Thank you!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Alyssa
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Comments: Thankyou fire fighters for saving our homes.I am really happy that none of my family members got hurt at all.It's all thanks to you. If you were never there my home would probably be destroyed.I really apreciate the things you did to save my home.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: jordan
City: rancho cucamonga
Comments: thank you for saving my nighborhud

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Mariah
City: Rancho Cocamongo/CA
Comments: Thank You for saving my home.I really am happy that you Firefighters did all you could do. I greatful for all you did. GOD BLESS YOU FIREMAN& FIREWOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: tyler
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Comments: Thank you for saving my house.You are heroes to more than 1000 people.We are all proud of you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Matthew
City: Fontana/California
Comments: Thank you so much for all that you guys have done. The fire almost got to my house but you saved it. One house by my house was in the middle of the fire and almost got burned but you guys saved it. I am very proud to see that some people save other people.THANK YOU!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Tyler
City: rancho cucamonga
Comments: thanks

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: tyler
City: eitwanda
Comments: Thanks for saving my house the fire got very close to my house I live in brentwood

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: cynthia
City: rancho ca
Comments: THANKS

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Andrew
City: Fontana,RanchoCucamonga
Comments:  Dear Firefighters Thank you for saving my HOME!!!! Without you guys alot of people would be homeless.I am glad that there is going to be rain to help you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: JULIO
City: Rancho CUCAMUNGA
Comments: THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY HOUSE.THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU,THANK YOU,thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ryan
City: Ediwanda
Comments: Dear firemen and women Thank you for saving my house frome the fire I thought my houe whould be gone for ever Think you Ryan

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Viktoria
City: Rancho Cucomanga, C.A
Comments:  Dear Firefighters, Thank you for saving peoples lives and peoples homes! And thank you for saving our school. I hope the fire will hopefully die down. Then you fighters can have a rest! Thank you again for saving peoples lives again. Some of the smoke has claimed down. At our school the hill that was on fire looks very close. If it wasn't for you firefighters we might of not of had our school still standing!!!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Tyler
City: rancho cucamonga
Comments: Thanks saving my house.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: pualani merseburgh
City: pasadena, Ca
Comments: Once again you all come to the rescue! Thank you for risking your lives for saving our homes and in some causes us as well. You all have such a big heart to give so much, and get so little in return. Though my home was not in danger, I know many people who's homes would not be there if it weren't for your hard work! Thank you a million times over, and GOD Bless you all!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: cynthia
City: rancho ca
Comments: My grandpa is in TJ and I want you to help him.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Brenda Bullard
City: California
Comments: Thank you firefighters for trying to fight all these wicked fires. I think that everybody should be thankful for all of you firefighters because you firefighters try your hardest to save their lives. Thankyou once again for trying to save our lives.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Pamela
City: Ranco Cucamonga\California
Comments: Thank you for saving all the houses that you did.The fire was right behind my house.Thank you for saving every thing you could!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Linda
City: Fontana, CA
Comments: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you as you fight these fires. We appreciate all you do. Though the fire was close to us in Hunter's Ridge, we did not lose any homes or lives due to the valiant efforts of those fighting the fires. Thank You all so much!!! Linda

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anne Whitaker
City: Irvine,CA
Comments: A great big hug to ALL of you--we have watched anxiously over the past week to ten days as you have fought a monumental fight against some tremendous odds. We just built a beautiful new vacation home in Arrowhead that was perilously close to the Cedar Glen fire last night. Your efforts saved our home and our dream. God bless each and everyone of you and your families. Anne and Don Whitaker

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Lidia Hozan
City: Westminster, CA
Comments: Words will never be enough to say 'thanks' for all the effort you all brave men and women come with. I pray that each and every one of you will be safe and may God richly bless you as you protect us from harm. We don't personally know you but God does & may He be with you always. THANKS!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Loretta Monfore
City: Ferndale, WA
Comments: Thank you and God bless you and keep you safe. Loretta

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Sandi
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Comments: Would like to thank the fire feighters for all the hard work and keeping my house safe and our town...my god bless you all...our prayers are with you all.... love to you all Sandi

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: BEVERLY
City: TORRANCE/REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Comments: I want to thank all that have fought the California fires to keep our communities from going up in flames. Thank you for putting your lives on the line for us. You have no idea how much I appreciate you all! This goes for all the firefighters in the USA. BIG hugs and BIG thanks. May God be with you all. ALL THE TIME!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anna Brownell
City: San Clemente, CA
Comments: Thank you, Thank You wonderful firefighters! My prayers are with you on a daily basis. May God keep you safe from all harm.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Doss
City: Austin, TX
Comments: To the brave firefighters and everyone in California affected by these fires: our hearts are with you!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Doug & Linda Allen
City: Arrowbear, CA
Comments: To all the brave firefighters who are laying their lives on the line to protect our beautiful mountain communities and homes, THANK YOU. We will be indebted to you forever. Love to all of you and God speed your return to your families.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: KC
City: Pasadena, CA
Comments: My prayers are with the firefighters and those whose lives will never be the same. I pray that God will give you peace of heart in this extremely horrible situation.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Heidi
City: Victorville,CA
Comments: Thank you for your courage and perseverence in fighting this fire with such tenascity.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: tiffany
City: corona/CA
Comments: i just wanted to say thanks to all you firefighters that are out there risking your lives to save others. i wouldnt know what i would do if i was in this position and have to take things from my house. ehat would i grab? im sorry for all you families that are experiencing this tragedy.also think its amazing how the community is comming together in this tragedy. GOD BLESS ALL YOU OUT THERE!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! WE ALL LOVE YOU!!one more thing to all you people out there that want to help and dont know what to do, donate blood!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Todd
City: Torrance, CA
Comments: My thoughts and prayors are with the family of the firefighter who lost his life. Thank you to all the Fireman. Your bravery should be commended.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Vanessa Saldana
City: Riverside, CA
Comments: I just want to express my deepest thanks to all firefighters who are at the front lines of these fires. My friends and family could have lost their homes but you guys saved them. I pray everyday for God's strength and protection upon you. Your work here in California will never be forgotten.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Pat Clarke
City: Tustin, California
Comments: Thank you so much for putting your own children and wives and husbands aside to come to the aide of those in need. A simple thanks is never enough for the risk you put yourselves into for others lives each day. God bless you all!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: FRANK LOBO
City: FONTANA,CA
Comments: THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIRLESS EFFORTS IN HELPING US.. OUR HEART GOES OUT TO THE LOST FIREMAN AND HIS FAMILY..

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jan Kramber
City: Brooklyn Park, MN
Comments: To all the Firefighters, their families, and everyone who is in the path of one of these fires: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this great time of need. It is just horrible to watch the devastation on TV, and I hope it will be over soon for all of you! Stay strong and know that many, many people are praying for you all! God Bless!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Layhee Family
City: Huntington Beach, CA
Comments: Thank you for your tireless efforts! Our thoughts and prayers are with every one of you and we just want to give a heartfelt thanks to all who have fought fires. You guys (and gals) are awesome! Keep up the good work. I couldn't be prouder to be a Californian and prouder of "our" fire departments! Also many thanks to the other agencies that have helped. God Bless All of You!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Mary Martin
City: San Diego
Comments: I cannot thank you fire fighters enough. The fire came uncomfortably close, but my home stands. My heart goes out to the families in Novato who have lost one of their own who was here to save us. You are our "HEROES".

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Roberta & Craig Green
City: Redondo Beach, CA
Comments: During this time of suffering you all have brought safety and hope to so so many people and there are no words that can come close to how greatful we feel. Please be safe and save your own lives first as you all have family that needs you too. We love and respect you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Dennis Roberts
City: Norwalk, CA
Comments: Thank you guys for putting your lives on the line in order to protect others who are in danger. Your area of expertise is one of the few that "Politicians" should never even consider when it comes to budget reduction time. I appreciate what you've done, are doing, and, will do in the future. Dennis

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Donna Schaffer
City: Grand Forks, ND
Comments: God Bless you. You are in my prayers each and every day.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Veronica
City: Houston, Tx
Comments: I grew up in so california and watching the fires from this far away is heart breaking. Thank you to all the men and women who leave their families to save others. May the Lord bless you and your families.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ryan H. Turner
City: Orange, Ca
Comments: Unbelievable how these firefighters are completely and utterly sacrificing their own lives to save people and homes. There's a special place in heaven for these guys...thanks!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Maria
City: Redondo Beach, CA
Comments: I just want to thank all of you for risking your lives to help save the lives and homes of others. Your bravery is to be commended. Thank you!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Traci English
City: San Bernardino California
Comments: Thank you so much for saving my home. I heard that it had been lost and came on Sunday to see the damages and it was still standing. Only the perimeter had burned. One of the neighbors told me that the firefighters had saved it. I cant thank you enough for saving my home. On Saturday when we were evacuating my three year old was crying because we had to leave our fish behind and she thought that they would die. I told her that the firefighters were going to save our home and she did not have to worry. Boy was I right. Thanks for all that you have done and are still doing. You ROCK!!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Shawna Maryanovich
City: Forest Falls, CA
Comments: How do you say thank you? How do you repay such an amazing valor? I recognize there was only so much we could safely do to protect our home. We are then forced leave it to those who are so much greater than ourselves. To those that live the following: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." -Ambrose Redmoon The conditions underwhich you are making this amazing effort - heat, cold, weather, no sleep, no food, no resources, etc. prove you are superhuman. Yet, unfortunately, not immortal. PLEASE PUT YOUR LIFE AHEAD OF THIS BATTLE. We want you all safe, that is all.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: John Smith
City: San diego, ca
Comments: Stuff can be replaced, but the lives you save cannot. So thank you for everything you've done and still do.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: LORI & WES HELLERUD
City: MORONGO VALLEY, CA
Comments: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EFFORTS!!!! YOUR BRAVERY AND COMMITMENT ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AND YOU ARE WINNING THE BATTLE. THANK YOU TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO HAVE COME TO CALIFORNIA TO HELP WITH THE EFFORTS, WITHOUT YOUR HELP THIS MIGHT BE WORSE THAN IT ALREADY IS!! GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anna
City: Foster City, California
Comments: As a former San Bernardino resident, it has been very heartbreaking watching the devastation and tragedy of the past week. I would like to thank the men and women who are there fighting the fires all over Southern California. Thanks also go to their families during this time as well. I would also like to extend my deepest sympathy to the families and the department in Novato at the loss of their husband, father and co-worker.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Carol
City: Fillmore, Ca
Comments: God bless each and everyone of you! You are awesome! I hope we remeber to thank you all year long when things are burning! Thank you so very much! Carol, Willie Bubba Wonka and Chester P. Honeyhuggers

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Deminica Maryanovich
City: Forest Falls, CA
Comments: Thank you for working so hard on trying to get the fires out! Thank you for trying to make our houses safe. Please, you must keep your life safe. I can build my house again, you cannot build your life again. I wish I could help, but I am not allowed to go home. Thank you brave men and women. I love you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jessica and Lauren
City: Redlands, CA
Comments: We would like to thank each and every one of you out there fighting to save people's lives, homes and the environment. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you are out there fighting to protect the surrounding cities. Thank you so very much and I hope you know how much we respect you and are so very thankful for you! You guys are truly amazing!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Bev Wilson
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. You guys are great. You're doing a wonderful job and we really appreciate it. Bev Wilson

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: william
City: apple valley/california
Comments: Dear fire fighters I just wanted to say thank you so much because I heard how you guys are just eating fast food and have to be really tired so you guys are doing a excellent job well keep up the good work thank you

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: kenneth koestler
City: running springs, ca
Comments: Thank you very much for all of your very hard and exhausting work to try and save my family home in running springs. It is so overwhelming to know that firefighters that are not from this state are putting their lives at risk to try and save the homes of people they have never met. My family and I can not say thank you enough. This event has led me to try and become a volunteer firefighter in my community. Thank you so very much.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anne Denman
City: Loon Lake, WA
Comments: I have the deepest respect for all firefighters. My father was a firefighter, my mother was also and is now a fire dispatcher and my step-father is a fire fighter in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. What you guys do is amazing. You are all very brave and embody the very sentiment that makes this country great.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Charlie Martin
City: Hollister, Ca
Comments: Thanks Guys

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jeannine
City: Seal Beach, California
Comments: Thank you to my husband who went and bravely helped others in their time of need. You are the kids and my hero day to day. It takes someone special to sacrafice his own well being in order to ensure others theirs. We love and respect you and all the other firefighters.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Wendy Gamble
City: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: My family has a home in Running Springs that, thanks to all the efforts of you courageous firefighters, we still have to enjoy for future generations of our family. We cannot expess adequately how grateful we are to you for putting your lives on the line to protect it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Andrea Groncy
City: Brea, CA
Comments: To all of those men and women who are putting themselves in danger's way to help others - our thoughts and prayers are with you! My best friend and her boyfriend (Eric O., forrest crew - stationed out of Big Bear) - live up in Running Springs where their home is definately affected by the fire. Although his home is in danger he still continues to work his hardest to help everyone else! The kindness all of you are showing is admirable - may God be on your side!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ellen Stix
City: Hopewell Junc.,N.Y.
Comments: Dear FireFighters, Thank you so much for the incredible work you are doing and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Best Wishes, Ellen Stix

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Bev & Fire Captain (retired) Vic Van Arkel
City: Alta CA
Comments: To the family of fire engineer Steve Rucker, our sincere sympathy. We have lost one of our own and he will never be forgotten. God bless and be with all our firefighers, their families and the other victims of these fires.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Laura
City: Mission Viejo
Comments: My parents home in Arrowhead was at risk and thanks to all the brave fightfighters, she has a house to go back to. Words cannot express our gratitude!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: SHIRLEY SCHMUCK
City: BREA, CAL;IF
Comments: MEN...THANK YOU! YOU ARE ALL BRAVE HEROES..GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jeanette Hood
City: Riverside/CA
Comments: Even those of us who are not "personally" affected are in prayer for ALL of you. May God bless you. Thank you for being willing to be there.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Judy
City: Glendale
Comments: There are not enough words to tell all of you how much you are appreciated for putting your lives on the line through this ordeal, thank you to you and your families. You all are in our prayers.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Gloria
City: Big Bear City, Ca.
Comments: I live in Big Bear and got down the hill with my son in plenty of time. I work for the Grizzly newspaper and hated to leave. Now that I am down the hill all I can do is helplessly watch our mountain burn. A huge thank you to all the wonderful firefighters who are doing their absolute best to protect everyone in Calif. If we lose Big Bear it won't be because of your lack of effort and concern. I wish there was something I could do to help you....you are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Thank you again. The rest is in God's hands. Sincerely, Gloria Rose

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: John & Linda Kranz
City: Lytle Creek, CA 92358
Comments: All week my husband & I prayed that our home was ok. My brother, a Captain for CDF, kept telling me very few structures were lost in our Lytle Creek canyon, but due to lack of news reporting & erroneous statements from those "residents" who said they saw destruction there of homes burning, we were not sure, until Wed. morning when my husband got to go up. Most everything was saved, with the exception of our beautiful canyon scenery, but our homes are fine. You will never know how much gratitude we have for the job you guys/girls do. I know it's just as hard on you as it is for residents, when you know homes are being lost. Let me assure you, we all know it's not for lack of trying. Jobs well done, throughout all of Southern California & we all pray for everyone's safe completion of this task & feel the loss you may be feeling due to the loss of a comrade. May God keep all of you safe. Thank you again. The Kranz's

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: HB
City: Highland, CA
Comments: To all the brave firefighters and police officers out there putting their life on the line everyday BLESS YOU! To the volunteers, EOC operators and city/county staff, 911 dispatchers, animal control officers and all the rest of you who have played a crucial support role in these incidents THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE! To all the evacuees, who had to leave their homes and valuable possessions in a hurry, and have had to endure many hours of not knowing what is happening to their homes GOD SPEED FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Gormleys
City: Devore, CA
Comments: A heartfelt thank you to the ground and air crews who fought for days to save our community. We are so lucky that you all were there for us. We pray for the safety of all those involved in this ongoing battle.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Shook
City: Colorado Springs
Comments: I spent my first 18 years in Berdoo. I have relatives in the University area and also on 42nd street/Waterman. The Santa Anna winds are bad enough without adding fire. Thanks for sacrificing your lives and time. B Shook

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Gregory
City: Running Springs, CA
Comments: I am extremely grateful for saving Running Springs and I am humbled by your sense of committment. Thank you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Greg Neel
City: West Valley City UT
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Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The McCafferty Family
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: No matter how many homes are lost, it is easy to see how heroic your actions have been. All along the mountain/property line of my North San Bernardino neighborhood, is the evidence or your success. It is awesome to see that the fire burned down our hills until it began to threaten houses. That is where the firefighters banded together and snuffed it out. No homes in my part of town were destroyed. I am only four houses away from the mountains and had serious doubts that my house would make it. However, I was back home Sunday morning. You are truely God's tools and you will be blessed for all eternity for protecting His people and land. Thank you!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Roger & Wanda Tucker
City: Highland, CA.
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Words certainly cannot express the gratitude we all feel for your unwaivering work during this horrible time. I am certain that I have a home today because of you. Your families must also deserve a great big THANK YOU. I am sure there are many wives, husbands and children who are worrying about you. May God Bless all of you and your families....

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ed & Ellen Mead
City: Trail, OR
Comments: Dear Firefighters, We want to thank you for all the hard work and sleepless hours you have put in. We still have a house in San Bernardino, but, don't live there any more. We have stayed up with the news with the LA news stations. We just want to let you know you are being prayed for and we want you to know we appreciate you more than we can say. Ed and Ellen Mead Trail, OR

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: THE FOXHOVENS AND HOUNDS
City: SIOUX CITY,IOWA
Comments: WE WANT TO SEND ALL THE PRAYER FROM IOWA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD TO YOU FIRE FIGHTERS YOU SAVE EVERYONE ALL THE TIME.. HUS THE FOXHOVENS AND SLIRPS FROM OUR HOUNDS

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Nagel Family
City: Tempe, Arizona
Comments: May God Bless and Keep you all, You truly are angels on earth. Thank you for all you do.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: JANICE
City: MICHIGAN
Comments: GOD BLESS YOUR FIREFIGHTERS ,EMERGENCY PERSONEL, THEY HELPED MY FAMILY IN A TIME OF NEED.. THEY PULL TOGETHER MORE THAN BLOOD FAMILIES MANY TIMES.. THEY ARE A FAMILY AMONGST THEMSELVES ALSO DEDICATED TO HOPE COURAGE AND LIFE.. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL .. BE SAFE.. MAY CALIFORNIA GET SOME RAIN AND RELIEF..LET THESE PEOPLE REST .. WE LOVE YOU , YOU ARE THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT STILL LIVES, GIVES US HOPE XO

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: THE MATTESONS
City: HESPERIA CA
Comments: THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND FOR PUTTING YOUR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR US--THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU AS WE THANK YOU AGAIN--OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS NORMAN AND MARY

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jennine Waldron
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Comments: I would like to say THANK YOU for all you do, and all you risk, in order to help us!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Sharon Hart
City: Yucaipa, Calif.
Comments: I see everyday your struggle to save all that has been lost, you work with very little or no sleep and put your lives on the line to protect everyone and everything. Your sacrifice's are great as are your families. Thank you all for who you are and what you do. I can't say enough about you. You all are the best. Respectfully, Sharon

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: D Guy
City: east highlands ranch, ca
Comments: The firefighters saved all of our homes. There is No way to thank them enough.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Charlene Cardwell
City: Big Bear Lake, CA
Comments: As 14 year residents of Big Bear Lake, my family and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for risking your lives to save our homes, properties, jobs and community. We have been praying for your safety daily. You are the best of the best. May God Bless you for your efforts, no matter the outcome!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Brian & Jennifer Gragg
City: Winfield, KS
Comments: Thank you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Sylvan Lewis
City: Newport Beach/Lake Arrowhead
Comments: My family lives in Lake Arrowhead and is staying with me in Orange County at the moment. We have been watching the tv everyday and to see what the firefighters are going thru is utterly amazing. Thank you so much to the firefighters and support personnel for risking your lives to save these communities! You are doing such a great job, words could not explain how grateful we are.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Frances Byrd
City: Ashland, Va
Comments: Thank you soooo much for risking your lives to accomplish safety for everyone in the area. May GOD Bless each and everyone of you and your families. Saying thank you is not enough but please be careful.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Young Family
City: REDLANDS, CA
Comments: thank you to all the fire fighters who go to work everyday to save lives. The fire fighters of today are the heros of today. we love you all and thank you for your hard work and thank you families who dont get to see you all the time. we thank you all including the law enforcement for your heroic effort on stopping the fires and keeping us all safe.... THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US IN REDLANDS!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Brenda O'Neill
City: Wrightwood,CA
Comments: Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards all the firefighters and support personnel,with a special thanks to those who worked all night bulldozing trenches and controlling the backfires so the fire would not reach Wrightwood. THANK YOU AND KNOW OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ted Johanson
City: Cincinnati, OHIO
Comments: To all the fire fighters and personnel who helped contain the fires near Mt. Baldy - a big thanks! Your efforts and courage are exceptional. I can never say thank you enough for stopping the inferno before it got to Mt. Baldy and further up the mountain where our cabin is located. Is is a special place there in the mountains and becaue of all of you it is still preserved. Thanks again and again. Ted Johanson

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Cathy
City: Indianapolis, IN
Comments: To all the brave firefighters - Born and raised in Southern California, I am all too familiar with the Santa Ana winds and the terror that they create when combined with fire. Your brave efforts to save people, animals, and property is herotic and you are in our prayers. Stay safe and know that you are appreciated by millions who depend on you. God bless you and protect you. Return home to your families soon.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Gwen Bazzrea
City: Hanover, VA
Comments: After living thru Isabel, I know how devistating a disaster can be. Thanks for all the time you're spending away from your families to keep Americans safe. God Bless You!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: JOY CARTER
City: BOISE ID
Comments: THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES FOR PUTTING YOUR PRECIOUS LIVES ON THE LINE TO FIGHT THIS TERRIBLE SITUATION. I PRAY MANY TIMES DURING THE DAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Silvia
City: Atlanta, GA
Comments: Thank you for all your hard work. I learned to ski in Big Bear and my family owns a home up there, and we appreciate all your hard work trying to save our memories.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kathy Schriver
City: Anaheim, Ca.
Comments: Want to Thank each and everyone of the Firefighters who have fought these terriable out of control fire, My heart goes out to you guys, you've really put your life on the line helping save lifes and properties, Please keep yourselfs safe and no brush or house is worth your life. God Bless the family of the firefighter which has lost his life in the fire yesterday 10-29-03. Take Care and Hurry home to your loved ones waiting for you to return safetly, God Bless You All!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kelvn Bradley
City: Chino California
Comments: Thnk you fire fighters for helping to deliver my state out of this plague that is currently buning through it. I am only thirteenand yet I realize that if you show me the definition of a hero ill show you the definition of a fire fighter

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: sharon
City: rockford, Illinois
Comments: May God Bless each and everyone one of you wonderful folks that have worked soo hard on all the fires out in California. My prayers are with you all!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: the valenzuela family
City: westminster, ca.
Comments: our thoughts and prayers are with the brave killed and injured firefighters fighting the san diego fires, as well as all other firemen fighting fires throughout calif. your courage wil not be forgotten.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Rebecca
City: Highland, Ca (GREENSPOT)
Comments: To everyone fighting the fires...THANK YOU! To the San Francisco Fire House #10... You're the best! God Bless All Of You. Brittany, Laurie, Rebecca and Vic

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Sue de Fraine
City: United Kingdom
Comments: Just want to say we are thinking of you all. You are doing such a great job in such dangerous situations. My family and I visit LA and San Diego at least twice a year and love your state, we are with you every step of the way. Our dear friends have already lost a friend in the fire, so we are saying our prayers that things finish soon, God bless and keep safe you are close to our hearts. Sue and Paul - England

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Bonnie
City: Los Angeles County
Comments: To all the brave men and women...from San Diego to Ventura....and the USA....I give thanks for your dedication, knowledge, and tireless bravery. My prayers and sympathy to the family and commrades for the loss of Firefighter Steve Rucker, fire engineer from the Novato Fire Protection District near San Francisco. To the two firemen injuried with Steve Rucker....my prayers are with you for not only the physical pain you are in, but also for the pain in the heart of losing one of your own.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Patti
City: hemet, ca
Comments: You are all true heroes. You work so hard for so long, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May God be with each and every one of your and your families. Thank you so much for your unselfish work.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jennifer Stavenger
City: Sioux Falls, SD
Comments: I have family that lives in the L.A. area and your work is much appreciated to keep both the fires under control and to keep everyone safe and healthy. Thank you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Lynn
City: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: A special thanks to Fox KTTV and Lisa Breckenridge. She is a brave soul who went up to scene at Stevenson Ranch and gave her support to our firefighters. We are going to get through this. God is looking over us.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anne Savidge
City: Dallas, TX
Comments: My family used to live in California, right where the fires are now. They lived through one in their neigborhood back in the 90's. I understand the panic that fires cause, and I am eternally grateful to all firefighters for their selfless dedication. Bless you all.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kimberly
City: Orange County
Comments: It breaks my heart to witness such a tragedy. Thank you for risking your lives for those of strangers. Your hard work & heroism will NEVER be forgotten.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Cheryl
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments: I grew up here. Big Bear has been in my soul all my life. Thank you for risking yours to save it. My prayers are with you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Deena McAleer
City: Trinidad, WI
Comments: Being a California native and living abroad it's GREAT to see & hear about all your efforts you're putting fourth to save our communities.Keep up the good work everyone:)I support you for your persistancy and allegiance in fighting these fires.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The van de Erve's
City: Athens, AL
Comments: Thank you and may God bless you all.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Phyllis Queen
City: Sedro Woolley,Washington
Comments: Thank God, we have men and women that have the courage to face the task you have faced over the last 7 days. All of you have done a fantastic job, and I want you to know how grateful, we are for all you have done. May God Bless each and every one.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Anna Zimmerman
City: Westlake Village/CA
Comments: Our family has over 25 years of memories wraped up in a cabin in Big Bear. Even if it goes, I love you for trying so hard. Stay strong, be safe, and Thank you again, for being such amazing heros.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Tammy
City: So. California
Comments: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.You are truely appreciated here.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ryan Neil S
City: Pico Rivera Ca
Comments: FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO ARE STILL OUT THERE TRYING REALLY HARD TO PROTECT SOME OF THE PEOPLES HOUSES AND LANDS ITS REALLY AMAZING HOW THINGS CAN GO FROM GOOD TO BAD.THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I EVER WITNESSED ANYTHING LIKE THIS MY WHOLE LIFE IN CALIFORNIA, I CANT BELIEVE WITH MY TWO EYES THAT IT IS REALLY HAPPENING OUT THERE. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK GOD TO HELP THEM BRAVE FIREFIGHTERS OUT THERE. IM HERE TO LET ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS FIGHTING THIS UNSTOPPABLE FIRES KNOW THAT " NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS FROM THERE WE ARE STILL WITH YOU GUYS AND NO MATTER WHAT TO US YOU GUYS ARE THE HEROES"

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: LINDA ORNELAS
City: BURBANK CAL 91506
Comments:  MANY THANKS TO EACH AND EVERONE OF YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY AND COURAGE UNDER FIRE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kim Thurman
City: Cedarpines Park, CA
Comments: To all emergency support personnel: If I could give you my heart I would. I cannot begin to thank you for what you are doing 24/7. When your efforts protect us or our property we are extremely grateful. However, when you come home safe, we all win. Take Care!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: linda ornelas
City: burbankcal91506
Comments:  many thanks,god bless each and everyone of you for all you have done. you are the greatest.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Elizabeth Betancur
City: Arrowbear, California
Comments: From the bottom of my heart thank you for trying to save my little Cabin. May God Bless you all and continue to give you all strength.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Logan
City: Kailua, Hawaii
Comments: Thank you for your strength, bravery and unselfishness. You are truly amazing. Many hearts around the world are lifting you up from exhaustion and hunger until you are safe with your loved ones.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jackie
City: Volcano, CA
Comments: To all the firefighters - thank you for all you do, at home, and afar. To our own Lockwood Fire District volunteers, keep safe. We're all thinking about you at home. You guys rock! Jackie

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Julie Hamilton
City: Mansfield Ohio
Comments: Our hearts go out as we watch on television the mass distruction that is happening! God bless everyone in harms way!! May The Peace of the Lord God Himself be with you! Bless the firefighters that never give up or give in, bless their families and children ! Send the power of Gods healing hands to those that have lost a loved one, a liftime of belongings. We give you all our blessings for the courage and the stenght that you need to get through these terrible trying times!! God Speed his Love to You All!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Julie Hamilton
City: Mansfield Ohio
Comments: Our hearts go out as we watch on television the mass distruction that is happening! God bless everyone in harms way!! May The Peace of the Lord God Himself be with you! Bless the firefighters that never give up or give in, bless their families and children ! Send the power of Gods healing hands to those that have lost a loved on, a liftime of belongings. We give you all our blessings for the courage and the stenght that you need to get through these terribel trying times!! God Speed his Love to You All!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nicol Wolters
City: Chino Hills,CA
Comments: Our family wants to thank you for your courage and determination. Also, the willingness to save others; their homes andfor putting your life one the line day after day. May God keep you safe from harm. We will continue to keep you in prayer. Thank you so much!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nancy Davis
City: Murrieta, CA
Comments: I feel ashamed for my not having recognized and realized the full worth and value of the men and women who have chosen firefighting as their career and passion..... for that is what it is to them... it's not "just a job", which is so much more than most of us can say. I, probably like many others, didn't give them their "due" until seeing and learning of their heroic efforts with "911"... but that was not the first time they laid their lives on the line for strangers... and won't be the last. They are each out there, doing this all again for us today, in the days past, and in the days to come. My heartfelt gratitude and appreciation is given to each and everyone of you, and to your "brotherhood", which is your extended family of those you work with. Thank you is just not enough... Nancy

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kirkpatrick Family
City: Rialto, CA
Comments: We just want to send our condoleces to the family of the firefighter who lost his life saving the homes and property of the people of California. We want to thank every firefighter who saved the homes, pets and lives of our friends and family all over Southern California. Our prayers are with those who are still fighting the fire and those who are recovering from their burns. You guys have more courage than just about anyone. To those who fly the planes and helicopters to dowse the flames, God bless each and everyone of you too. Everyone involved in fighting this fire, you guys (and ladies if any)are amazing.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Debbie
City: Fontana, CA
Comments: My heart aches from watching what is going on. As 3 year residents my family and I really enjoy being here. It makes me sick to my stomach to see this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ALL. Continue the battle, but also keep positive thoughts, we are with you all the way. THANK YOU. God has his arms wrapped around you.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Alyx McNeal
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: Each and every one of you have given my family another day of hope. There is no greater gift. Your courage, dedication and heroism is truly inspiring. May God bless you a thousand times over and PLEASE be careful. No structure is worth your life. We need you to live many more days to enjoy this world that you are such an important part of.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: MELISSA A. BROWNING
City: SAN DIMAS
Comments: I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE ASSISTED IN THESE TERRIBLE FIRES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IS HAVING, I PRAY FOR THE LOST FIRE FIGHTER, AND THE INJURED ONES, I PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THIER LIVES, HOUSES, ANIMALS, AND HISTORY, THE MEMORIES WILL MAKE IT HURT LESS AND LESS EACH DAY, UR ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS,

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Betty
City: Indio, CA
Comments: Thank you for all that you're doing. The area I live in isn't being affected by the fires except for the smoke that the wind is bringing in but I'm still greatful for all that you're doing. I've spent many summers up in Running Springs and I love it there. You helped my grandparents and Uncle's house to be spared in Simi Valley, and so far my father in law who lives in San Diego is fine. My thoughts and prayers are with you, keep yourselves safe.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Waltrips
City: Huntington Beach, CA.
Comments: How remarkable you all are. That you would give your life for a friend if need be. Thank you, friend.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: alina vallejo
City: valencia,calif.
Comments: I just want to thank all the firefighters and support personnel for your incredible work. There are no words in my mouth to express how deeply you mean to me and my family.I was so scared knowing how close the fire was to my home and you reassured us that everything was going to be okay. You saved the lives of many with your endless amount of effort. You are heroes to us all. May God bless you all and keep you safe. Keep up the good work!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nylorah L. Wilson
City: Torrance/California
Comments: As a resident in the city I am not directly effected by the wild fires, but I still think that it's more than important that everyone plays a part in the hard struggle to save the homes, and more importantly the lives of people who are residents of the effected areas. With constant prayer, and faith we as a whole can conquer anything. To the beyond brave firefighters, words can't express how much you are appreciated. Without you taking the risk of losing your lives the situation that we are facing now could be worse than ever. May GOD continue to bless you!! Sincere Thanks, Nylorah-16

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nylorah L. Wilson
City: Torrance/California
Comments: As a resident in the city I am not directly effected by the wild fires, but I still think that it's more than important that everyone plays apart in the hard struggle to save the gomes, and more importantly lives of people who are resident of the effected areas. With constant prayer, and faith we as a whole can conquer anything. To the beyond brave firefighters, words can't express how much you are appreciated. without you taking the risk of losing your lives the situation that we are facing now could be worse than ever. May GOD continue to bless you!! Sincere Thanks, Nylorah-16

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Mrs. Castillo
City: Hacienda Heights
Comments: We appreciate you very much! May God's blessings be upon you and your families for your dedication and service to others.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Pease Family
City: Highland, CA
Comments: It's amazing how many lives you touched by saving one home and you likely haven't even realized it. My babysitters' neighborhood was saved right at their yards, all the brush on the hill where she lives is black, yet, her yard is still exactly how she left it. It could not have been more perfectly done. Her home is also her business, a business that is greatly depended on by many families. For this wonderful woman watches our children from well before dawn to the middle of the night for those of us who work long and odd hours to make ends meet. If her home had been lost I have no idea what we would have done, my husband already works 60-70 hour weeks, so he could do nothing to make up the money I would lose by not being able to work. With the greatest sincerety and deepest love...Thank You.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Ann Roberts
City: Winchester, CA
Comments: May God wrap his protective arms around you and your families. I pray your loved ones; your children; can understand the countless hrs. you have to sacrifice away from them. Thank you for putting your lives on the line for our beautiful state and for the countless hours without sleep or rest. I"m proud to be an American and More proud and thankful for all of you. Stay safe and GOD BLESS each and every one of you with strength and wisdom to help our great state!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: J
City: Southern California
Comments: God bless our heroes. Thank you for everything you do every day without a moment's hesitation.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Veronica
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: Thank you tremendously! You all are doing a wonderful job. My prayers are with all of you and I pray for your safety and strength. Keep up the GREAT job! You are all just wonderful!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Nichole Spencer
City: Castaic ,CA
Comments: Me and my family cant even begin to tell you how greatful we are that you are putting your lives on the line to save our homes, family, and friends. You are truly amazing and you will be in our hearts forever. God bless you and keep up all the hard work! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Nichole Spencer age-15

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jennifer Munguia
City: Los Angeles, Ca
Comments: Thank you to all the people. Not just the firefighters, but to those who have volunteered to help. You always think about these things happening in other places, well this time its real. My blessings are with all those people who have lost there homes, and with the others that are praying to not run with the same luck.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Carmel
City: Las Vegas NV
Comments: Thanks to all levels of "firefighters" as 'Rick from Rialto' explained, some are trained and many are volunteers. From the level of smoke here in Las Vegas, I can't imagine the conditions that they are laboring under! Please spare Big Bear, its heaven on earth to my family!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: chris saputo
City: victorville,ca
Comments: I just want to let the firefighters know they are all heros. WE should all wear Calif.firefighter t-shirts,and Calif.Forestry shirtsand not F.D.N.Y shirts.GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kevin
City: Los Angeles
Comments: Words are not enough but...Thank You so much.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Debra Mohegan
City: Moreno Valley, CA
Comments: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you daily! You truly are our heroes!!! There are not words to express how grateful we are for the work you are doing for us! God will truly bless you!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: jacqueline
City: santa barbara, CA
Comments: not enough words to express how every person wants to thank you. we are forever in debt to you all. keep it up.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Jamie
City: Modesto
Comments: I want to thank all of the brave firefighters, especially my own hero who is fighting the Cedar Fire. I love and miss you, come home soon!! And to all the firefighters, be safe!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Matt Vitucci
City: Brooklyn, NY
Comments: Contain that Red Devil, Keep up the good work Brothers - From the FDNY Brooklyn Fire Alarm Dispatcher's. --- Never Forget the "343"...

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: noah
City: ca
Comments: this website was very helpful up until it was "shut down". the tv media is sensationalizing this terrible situation and somebody is woried about the difference between "arrested" and "detained"! priorities...let's get them straight. inform to the best of your ability, and if your not from the "mountain" then you probably do not understand what is happening on the mountain. Thanks to those defending and truely informing the mountain.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Rick
City: Rialto, CA
Comments: Let's not forget anyone who is involved with these fires. From the Inmate hand crews who are paying thier dept to society, to the paid Camp crews, from the seasonal Forestry crews to the career Fire Fighters. From the Citizen Volunteer to the full time paid Peace Officer. From the Volunteer at the Command Post to the Salvation Army representatives. And all the others too numerous to mention who make these chaotic catastrophes run as smoothly as they possibly can. God Bless everyone, and remember, the name of the game is to go home when the shift is done.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Marc Fortain
City: RPV Ca
Comments: Thanks foreverthing youve done for all of us out of danger. But the pwople that oare responsable foe this tragedy should be sent strait to hell! The is no place on this planet they can hide. Burn in ablaze of fire. All the love to you brave firefighters an volunterrs. Peace an love to all.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Darrell
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: I have seen many wild fires in San Bernardino in the last 60 years. I am so thankful for the many generations of heroes, proudly referred to as firefighters.Thanks toyou who live in and serve in our community! Thanks to all of you who serve our community who have left your families and homes in other communities! Heroes all! God bless and protect you, and bring you safely home to your loved ones!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: The Gaineys
City: Fontana, Ca
Comments: We are so grateful to the men and women who put their lives in danger to save our community. It could have been so much worse if not for the incredible efforts of the firefighters. We continue to pray for you and your families and that there will be an end these devastating fires soon.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Kristena
City: California
Comments: Although I'm not directly affected by the fires, I would like to thank you for your dedication and effort. Sending you two big thumbs up, -Kristena

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Sarah
City: San Clemente
Comments: To the bravest people on the face of this earth. Thank You for leaving your families, putting your life on the line, so we can have our lives stay in tact. Thank you doesn't even seem like enough. You guys (and gals) are AWESOME!!!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Rick & Cindy Baker
City: Anaheim/CA
Comments: Thanks for risking your precious lifes to save our beautiful mountains and people and homes. And my precious memories of Santa's Village

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Vicki
City: Smithfield, UT
Comments: Thank you for all of your hard work. We no longer live there, but have family that does. We appreciate the risks that you take to protect others. We have a son that is a firefighter and so you heroes are close to our hearts.

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Our family
City: Racine, Wi.
Comments:  You firefighters are AWSOME! Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou !!!!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Angie and Tim
City: Vacaville, CA
Comments: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you for all you do each and every day. We send our best wishes to you and your families, and pray for another safe return for you all!

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Loriann Eaton Klein
City: Tucson, AZ
Comments: God Bless You All - My growing-up house is just off 18 at 2-Mile Road to the Village - Mom still lives (?) there. Thank you for the sacrifice and effort you have all made to save the Mountain. If it works, you will all have earned the Purple Heart. If it doesn't, you still have earned it. Your families should be proud - we are proud of you. Loriann Eaton Klein, Rim of the World High School, Class of '71

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2003
Name: Victoria
City: Redding,Ca
Comments: My heart goes out to the family of the Novato firefighter who lost his life, and to the injured fireman... you are so strong, you will make it!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joel H
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments:  Thank you so much for all the hard work and extra hours you are all putting to help make this disaster come to an end. So good job and continue to keep up the good work. Best of luck! Thank you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ron and Linda Bennett
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: We are in the miracle house, saved by the fire crew and company. Our heroes: they stuck with the house through three agressive firestorms. Our appreciation to the City of Torrance fire crew captained by Mike Simmons, and the supportive planning fire crew, the Alta Loma Riding Club large animal rescue team, the Fontana police and all the police teams, Edison teams, CCWD, and my son that has accomodated us during this siege...BLESS ALL OF YOU!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Darren & Linnea Ashford
City: Los Osos, CA
Comments: Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and sacrifice to help so many people. We don't live in the area but still appreciate what you are doing and what you have done in our area in the past. You are definitely true heroes!! May God bless you and please stay safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Stefani Shaw
City: Moreno Valley, CA
Comments:  I am very thank-ful you guys and ladies are working so hard to protect so many people and homes. i hope that all of you make it back safe and sound to your friends, family and people you love the most. We all hope you make it back and we will miss you if you don't Your future sister firefighter P.S. your doing a great thing for our community

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bailey Gilespie
City: Rimforest
Comments: We just want to say thank you for your incredible service to the community. Our hearts go out to you for your hard work and commitment. Both our prayers and thanks are with you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: shelley and renae
City: fresno,ca
Comments: we have family in hesperia and friends and livestock in the hill east of san diego. we know that they are safe tonight bacause of your selflessness and determination and dedication to saving lives. just remember that your lives are just as important to your loved ones as our friends and families are to us. BE SAFE! and thank you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ellie Gonzales
City: Ontario, CA
Comments: I just want to Thank you so much for your hard work. Your courage has made us feel safe, and I can't thank you enough. We Love You...GOD BLESS YOU...and May The God Almighty be with you all...Thank you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ann
City: Hesperia
Comments: Just want to say thank you to all you fire fighters and volunteers. its not said enough but all your hard work is truly a blessing to all of us. Thank you so much for the risk you take every day, you all do a great job. Your hard efforts will never be forgotten. Wish there was someway to say thank you to each and everyone of you. But I guess this is as good as one can do :)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Verna
City: Hollister/CA
Comments: Our good thoughts and prayers are with you. You are all incredible.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Donna Turner
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: We would just like to thank all of the courageous firefighters for putting their lives on the line to help save our communities. Words can never express how appreciative and grateful we are. THANK YOU!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kaitlyn
City: Lake Arrowhead, Ca
Comments: Thank you soooo much for all your hard work. I am so grateful that you are able to save so much including my high school from something so distructive. Thank you again and stay safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Zee
City: Carlsbad, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for all that you are doing for us. I live in San Diego County and have seen what you are doing here. I have two friends that own houses in the SB mountains. One in Aqua Fria by Lake Arrowhead, and one in Big Bear. We have watched all of the fires closely, San Diego and SB mountains. The efforts and sacrifices that you have made to save our homes will never be forgotten. When they say, "heaven sent", I am sure they had you in mind, again thank you from Zee, Nancy & Carol....We salute you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Billie Williams
City: Fontana CA
Comments: My thanks to all the firemen who are working so hard against the firestorms of Southern California. My especial thanks to their wives and families. My husband is a retired firefighter, and I know the lonely days and nights coupled with the worry and apprehension that a firefighter's wife goes through. Thank you again, firefighters, firefighters' wives and families

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Linda Kennedy
City: Crescent City
Comments: For my friends Barry and Gail in Lake Arrowhead, my son in San Diego and family members in Escondido We all thank you VERY MUCH. Words can never express how much your hard work means to us.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kelly
City: Highland, CA
Comments: Wow, we can't believe what you've been able to save. This has been unbelievable. Thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kristine
City: Tempe, AZ
Comments: Thank you for all of your hard work. I am far away, but my family is in CA. I'm praying for your safety and for everyone in CA.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bret Godfrey
City: Upland CA.
Comments: Dear all the firefighters,Thank you so much for all you have done. I know everyone is very thankful that you guy have kept the fire away from house as much as possible. Once again thank you. Bret Godfrey

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kristie,Greg, Matt
City: Anaheim Hills
Comments: Thank you all for helping the victims of the southern Ca. fires. We do not live in the fire area but have seen you all risk your lives for us. I'm sorry for the loss of life and the one's so critically injured. Take care and thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Donna
City: Joshua Tree, CA
Comments: What a challenge you are facing! Each and every one of you are to be commended for facing such an enormous fire, and of such a ferocious force. Thank you for your help. My prayers and thoughts are with you, and may God be with you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Adam
City: Glendale, AZ 85302
Comments: You all are amazing thanks so much for what you do. I am a long way away from the fires but it is hearting to see such great people working for soo much good!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brandon
City: Anaheim
Comments: We are all praying for you with earnest hearts, for your safety and your family's safety and the families with which this fire is affecting. Thank you all for what you do, and you have certainly given me even larger appreciation and value as to just how difficult your jobs are.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jim & Sharon
City: Poway and Big Bear Lake
Comments: I just want to say Thanks for your dedication and courage as you continue to battle the fierce fires of SOCAL. My house has been spared in Poway, and I have no doubt my house in BBL will be safe based on your devotion. Again, Thanks!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Judy
City: Sacramento, CA
Comments: Even though I do not live anywhere near the fire area, I want to commend all the very brave firemen and women who are sacrificing their lives to save family homes. There are true heroes and I salute you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sheri Hardy
City: West Haven, UT
Comments: I am a Lake Arrowhead, CA native, and my parents still live there. I want to offer my sincerest thanks and gratitude to all of you for your valiant efforts to save my home town. I know you are giving it your all, and we thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Daisy Tanner
City: Escondido, CA
Comments: To our BRAVE men & women from the bottom of my heart...THANK YOU!!! My love goes out to you and your families. Love Always, :)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Laurel Wadley
City: Sandy, Utah
Comments: I was born in Santa Monica and spent a lot of time in the San Fernando Valley. I know how devistating these California fires can be and can't thank all of the men and women who put their lives on the line each day for others. My two kids live in San Diego now and I am praying for them and all of our brave firefighters each and every day.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lisa Groty
City: Pomona CA
Comments: I can't Thank all of you enough. ALl of you man and women risk your lives everyday to save ours. Be safe and We Love all of you! THANK YOU!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sharon Giragosian
City: La Canada, California
Comments: God bless you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joe
City: North lake Arrowhead
Comments: Hey guys hang in their. Thank you for so much you guys do for us ...Stay Safe

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: kelly
City: orange, ca
Comments: Thanks for all of your help. We all pray for your safety. You are indeed true American Hero's.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Pat Diaz
City: Sun City, Ca
Comments: There are not enough words to thank you for the hard work you do. You give so much of yourselves for people you do not know...you are truly heroes. God bless you and keep you all safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: William
City: Anaheim, Ca
Comments: No amount of thanks will ever be enough for all of you who put your life on the line each and ever day. Sorry to see the loss and injury to some of your fellow firemen. May God protect and keep you from harms way.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Denise
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments: Heroes isn't a good enough word to describe you. I watched as you saved lives & property & was amazed at your dedication. Thanks & stay safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: TABATHA
City: FORT SMITH AR
Comments: THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY ARE WITH YOU. THANK YOU FOR RISKING YOUR LIVES TO SAVE SO MANY AND FOR THE TIME YOU VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO SO DESPERATELY NEED IT. YOU SHOW WHAT THE HUMAN SPIRIT IS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Diana
City: Hesperia, California
Comments: Thank you Oak Hills Fire Station!!! Thank you to all of the fire fighters, volunteers and so many people risking their lives to save ours, our homes, and our pets. You are our heroes. Our thoughts are with you, God bless you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Frisbie Family
City: McPherson, KS
Comments: Although we are far removed from California we have several relatives living there. Please know we are keeping you in our prayers and praying the fires will end soon. Stay safe and know people all over the country are thinking of you and appreciate all you do. You are truly heroes!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jill Luna
City: Temecula, Ca
Comments: You are truly all heroes. Please keep yourself safe and our prayers are with you. Let's hope this comes to an end soon!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Danielle Harris
City: Hesperia,CA
Comments: My prayers and many thanks to all the firefighters,volunteers and everyone working against this awfull disaster of a fire. Please Lord keep our figherfighters and all the others safe while they are out there protecting our lifes and homes. For this Lord we love them our brothers and our sisters. Wrap your arms of protection around them and all during this war of fire. Amen

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: LeeAnn
City: Northridge, CA
Comments: Thank you for risking your lives for the safety of others. God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brigitte Hazen
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: Our family is praying for the courageous firefighters who are valiantly fighting these firestorms. Thank you will never be enough. Remember, that YOUR LIFE and the lives of your families are more important than any structures. As much as we appreciate your courage, be wise, and God keep you safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: theresa
City: big bear lake, ca
Comments: Big Bear fire fighters, you are the best of the best! We love you, God Bless you and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: roy
City: lb/ca
Comments: Not enough can be said or stated to thank you for putting your lifes on the line for the people of southern california. You are the equal of the soldiers in Iraq.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: janet reinig
City: apple valley, CA
Comments: Thank you for all your dangerous work on our behalf. God bless and keep you safe. janet

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Juli
City: Villanova/PA
Comments: Thank you for all your work--and a special thanks for saving my sister and her family's home Sat. night! Be safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Amanda
City: Crestline, CA
Comments: To all the brave firefighters and especially my mountain pals (Richie, Dustin, Sam, Derik, and Jon): Thank you guys for fighting so hard for our homes, and others. Please stay as safe as possible.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lisa Stockman
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: Our firefighters are the best God ever made. They are selfless & put their lives on the line where no ordinary man/woman would dare to go. It truly takes a special person to fight the "dragon" as these brave,heroic men & women do. I'm in the path of the fire should it reach Southeast Apple Valley. These wonderful heros saved our home in the 1999 Willow Fire & I will be forever indebted to them. I know they are working long, sleepless hours & my prayers are with you all. May God keep you safe & healthy. My heart & prayers for your brother lost in San Diego/Julian area & pray for the other 2 to recover.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dylan Speer
City: Ione, CA
Comments: To Kenny, Tony and Kevin - Be careful fighting the fire and come home safe. from dylan

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: chris schager
City:
Comments: Thank you for all of your efforts, they will never be forgotten. You deserve a very long vacation after this.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dianne
City: Vancouver, WA
Comments: I want to extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of the courageous firefighter who lost his/her life today in the Cedar Fire. I would also like to extend my continued prayers to the other injured firefighters and their families. America, and CA particularly, has lost another HERO today. May the Lord keep all safe and sound.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bill, Donna, David & Ben
City: Calimesa, CA
Comments: Although your efforts as fire fighters are always heroic, we particularly thank you for what you do during this horrible disaster. God bless you all and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jaime Hill
City: Aliso Viejo, CA
Comments: Thank all of you for your help and detmination during this trying time. My thoughts are with you for a safe return for all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ginger
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: We know how hard you are working and how tough this fire is to fight. Thank you for all your efforts. May God Bless each of you and your families for allowing you to leave them. May the Holy Spirit give you wisdom as you decide each day what to do and what not to do. The Lord be with all of you. Thank you for a job well done.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ashley May Ratliff
City: Anaheim/CA
Comments: Thank you for your willingness to put yourselves out there to save others lives...you are greatly appreciated...all prayers are with you as you fight this battle.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Becky Milburn
City: Victorville, Ca
Comments: From Sea to Shining Sea....God Bless You, America's Firemen and Support Personnel!!! May He hold you safely in His care until you return home to your loved ones! Thank you...you have helped so many of my loved ones....you're truely beacons of hope in a sea of disaster.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Larry Goodwin
City: Big Bear Lake, CA
Comments: As bad as this disaster is, I cannot even imagine how much worse it would be without the dedication and hard work of our heroic firefighters. I extend to you my most heartfelt gratitude for all you've done for us. Good luck as you continue the fight.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lisa Bailey
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: Watching you in action on October 25th as the fire came within 2 blocks of my home, brought home literally the danger and sacrafices of each of you and your families face. Thank you for your tireless work. We owe you a debt that can never be repaid. Be SAFE!!! Homes are not worth your lives either!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sirkka
City: Riverside, CA
Comments: Thank you for your bravery and courage and for putting your lives on the line to protect us and our property. Please know how very much your efforts are appreciated. You are TRUE heroes.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Florence
City: Corydon,IN
Comments: My special thanks to each and everyone of you. God bless you and your fellowman. You are the heroes.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Matt Longbottom
City: Lancaster CA
Comments: Thank You for being there in this time of need.You people do a great job,and dont lose hope.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gary Queen
City: Augusta, KS.
Comments: I would just like to thank you all so much...God speed to ya on the extinguishing of the fires...we have friends out there and also used to live around the Palm Springs area....God Bless you all.....Queeny

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jennifer
City: Elgin, Il
Comments: Thank you all! I have family and friends that you are protecting. God Bless you. Stay safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Schoenwetter Family
City: Wrightwood, CA
Comments: You all are awesome and appear tireless. Thanks for all that you have done to protect the homes and families of Southern California.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cheryl Hora
City: Arlington Hts, Illinois
Comments: Thank you for your heroic efforts! My sister and her family live in Southern California and I am actively watching your valiant efforts to save people and homes. May God bless you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mother of Ventury County Firefighter
City: Long Beach, CA
Comments: I'm so very proud of you and your fellow workers. You are literally making this world a safer place to live, asking no thanks in return. I'm hearing alot of thanks to you from my co-workers! XOXO, Mom

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joanne Miller
City: Newport Beach, CA
Comments: Thank you for your brave efforts. We can't imagine a world without people like you! joanne@disasteroutreach.com

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Annette Bridges
City: Merced, CA
Comments: To all the brave and selfless men and women that give their lives each day to help others I want to be on the list of those that let you know just how much you are appreciated. You have all earned your place in heaven. Stay safe and may nature cooperate so that you can soon return to your loved ones.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Meyer Family
City: Badin, North Carolina
Comments: A big Thanks from the Meyer Family in NC. Our brother and his family lost everything in Waterman Canyon but without your courage on the line, we could have lost much, much more. Thanks for everything your doing. STAY SAFE!!! Past Running Springs' Residents The Meyer's

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sharon
City: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Comments: I grew up in Simi Valley, have lived in Running Springs for a time, and have been through many fires and natural disasters. These fires are the worst anyone has ever seen, and your bravery and commitment shine for us all to see more than ever before. God bless each and every one of you. Watching the news and seeing so many of the men and women doing their utmost to save lives and property, brings tears to my eyes. Bless you all, and deepest thanks.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Renee
City: Davis, Ca
Comments: Thank you for protecting all my friends and family in so cal. I also want to say thank you to all the people voulenteering, doing whatever they can to help. You are all in my prayers. In Christ, Renee

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: C. MARQUEZ
City: Glendora, CA
Comments: Thank you for all your dedication on an overwhelming disaster. May the lord watch over each and everyone of you. We support all of your efforts.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jeri
City: Big Bear, California
Comments: I am continuously thankful that there are people like you in this world. People who are willing to put their lives on the line to ensure the safety and livelihood of others. You guys are AWESOME!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Edik
City: Glendale, Ca
Comments: You are the bravest people of all! Thanks for your incredible performance!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Edik
City: Ca
Comments: You are the bravest people of all! Thanks for your incredible performance!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Father of CDF son
City: Walnut Creek,CA
Comments: I’m dammed proud of our son who is on the “Old Fire” site. Keep safe –watch your Team’s back, and see ya SOON.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ilona Mercier
City: Yucca Valley, CA
Comments: You are loved and appreciated more than you could possibly know. Take comfort in knowing that you are all in our prayers! May our good Lord keep you ALL safe! In Christ, Ilona Mercier-Yucca Valley, CA

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Elaine Farmer
City: olumbia,Mississippi
Comments: I have faimily in Crestline and our prayers are with them and you as you try to save lives and homes. Know ones knows better than I what it is like to lose a home. May god bless you and all the others in the group. I hope know one else lose their lives and all return home safetly and be renuited with their loves one. Have add you to my prayer list. Elaine

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Elaine
City: San Diego, CA
Comments: We can not thank our fire fighters and support personnel enough for the heroics they've performed. We may have lost 1000+ homes overall but we must remember they have saved multitudes more. Our family is extremely grateful to you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Laura Prutsman
City: Running Springs, California
Comments: I would like to thank all of the hardworking firefighters for their bravery in this horrible disaster. Each person on the fire line is risking their life to save our land. You are in all of our prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kim McFadden
City: Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
Comments: Thank you very much to all the firefighters and police officers who helped save my home and neighborhood on Oct. 24th - Friday morning. I was evacuated from Ridgeview Estates. God Bless you all as you do this courageous work. Because of all of you, my home was saved. Thank you just doesn't say enough.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kelly Fitzpatrick-Wayman
City: Danville, CA
Comments: Thanks for all your efforts out there. Your true heros in this world.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Barbara Arreguin
City: Redlands, CA
Comments: Thank you ALL, for your incredible bravery, unselfish dedication to save others. And that includes others properties; the long hours, and being without the normal comforts. Also, thank you for your families. I know they are worried for you and miss you. They are very unselfish and caring people. We all are prayering for you. God keep you all safe, and thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: June
City: Rialto(Los Colinas)CA
Comments: To all Firefighters! You all seem to be made of the same stuff. Watching your exhausting efforts, your compassion and your unselfishness acts have made me decide that you are Angels in disguise. Thank you for being the kind of people that you are. You give us hope for the human race everytime we see you in action. God Bless each and everyone of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Meyering Family
City: San Bernardino
Comments: High Praises to all the firefighter out there. We experienced the Old Fire and fortunalty our home made it through. But we have friends that lost everything but we thank you for all the hard work you have done in working to save the homes. Without you more damage would have been done. You are very much appreciated...

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jim Payne
City: Claremont, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for your extraordinary efforts to protect all of us from the fires. I am praying that God will grant you the energy and strength you need to do your life-sqaving work. God bless you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Wally
City: Riverside Ca
Comments: I would just like to send out a big Thank You to all the Firefighters and Support Personnel out here in Cali. that have come from not only here locally but from other places just to help try to get these fires under control. Maybe now y'all will get the pay that you all deserve, this is where our tax money's suppost to go, to pay y'all to keep you up to date on fire control, and keep y'all ready for action. Keep up all the good work y'all are doing.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Charlotte
City: Missoula, MT
Comments: You guys have always been hero's in my eyes. Thank you so much for all your hard work. You are appreciated.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tricia
City: Hemet California
Comments: Hey all..I am the wife of a firefighter and would like for you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we couldnt be more proud of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Pat HUdspeth
City: Comanche, Texas
Comments: Hey Guys, My brother was a fire fighter in the national forest and the worry was constant he would be trapped. My thoughts are with each and every fire fighter in Calif. My home town is Porterville California. Please be carefull and get home safely. ALl my thanks Pat Hudspeth Comanche, Texas

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Celia Noehren
City: Fontana, Calif.
Comments: You're all heros in my heart. My prayers for your safety are ongoing....Love and Blessings: Wife of San Bernardino County Firefighter.....

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Frank Graber
City: Chino Hills, CA
Comments: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you selflessly perform your duties to protect life and property. God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marlene Lach
City: Chico, California
Comments: Although I live in Northern California now, I am from Southern California and have family throughout that part of the state. You guys and gals are awesome! Thanks so much for your dedication, and for putting your own lives at risk. God Bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Lytles
City: Rifle, CO
Comments: Those of us here in Colorado know what a challenge you are facing. We have had two major fires in our area, one being the Storm King fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were both brought up in that area and have a love for it. BE SAFE

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Steve Burdick
City: Arroyo Grande, Ca
Comments: Prayers and thanks to all working to end these fires. Thanks to all working to protect home and cabins in Big Bear. We have a 4th Generation cabin that is very special to us. We pray that it will be their for a 5th generation! God's blessing and our prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: J. Hansen
City: Highland, CA
Comments: Even though my home was not in any real danger, I still want to thank you for all you have done for everyone throughout southern California. Even though your manpower has been stretch very thin, you have done a wonderful job. Thank you for working around the clock to save as many homes as you can. I also want to give my sympathy to the family and friends of fire fighters that loss their lives saving others. Sincerely, The Hansen Family

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Helen Allen
City: Olympia, WA
Comments: We are all very proud of you and extremely grateful for all that you are doing to save our properties and posessions. We're praying for your safety!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christina
City: Dallas, TX
Comments: My best friend lives in California, so I have been following the stories very closely even though I am in Texas. You guys are heros, all of you, and there are not words to express how much thanks I have that you are all so selfless and brave. Good luck and may God be with you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Darlene Kirch
City: Sacramento, CA
Comments: Thanks for all you do. I pray that God will give you the strength you need to get through this awful catastrophy. My prayers go with you and I pray God will bless for all that you have done. Thanks. Darlene Kirch

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Nikki
City: Huntington Beach
Comments: Thank you so much to all that are fighting to save our homes and wilderness! Thanks could never be enough to express how we feel! Stay safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Alex Torres
City: Hesperia/CA
Comments: Just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard and heroic work. My family and I really respect the work that you have done. I am glad that we have men and women that do the job that you do. Thank You Very much.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Michelle
City: Portola Hills, California
Comments: God Bless you all - may your Guardian Angels keep you safe. Thank you for taking care of all those people and animals in such need right now. You are the true heroes in our lives. Our hearts and prayers are with you always. Love, The Meier Family

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Betsy Lindsay & Brad Gorman
City: San Clemente, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for your tremendous efforts in helping to save lives, property and the forests around us. Your courage in the face of danger is a lesson for everyone. You will be in our thoughts and prayers each day. THANK-YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Nicholas Family
City: Bakersfield, CA
Comments: Your selflessness and bravery amazes us! Keep up the good work and be safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brenda Parsons
City: Big Sandy TN
Comments: Thank you for taking care of my family and friends. May God bless you and your family. It takes a special person to be a FIREFIGHTER.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tom Kinch
City: Claremont, CA
Comments: Our house did not burn because of the firefighters and their actions in northern Claremont. Thank You firefighters.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Garey Grover
City: Crestline CA
Comments: To say thanks is not enough for all that you firefighters have done. Yes, it is your job, but you have worked tirelessly and bravely to protect what you can. Even if I lose my home, I know that you did what you could and am forever in your debt. THANKS to ALL the brave men on the FireFront. God bless you, Garey Grover

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Peggy Banas
City: Montclair, CA
Comments: Thanks to all of you for all you're hard work. You saved my neice's home in Ramona and my friends home in Lytle Creek. I'm so very sorry for your loss of firefighters.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Debbie Sliwa
City: Chicago, Illinois
Comments: God Bless you all. May the Lords strength help you through this. My Grama is in Apple Valley and we know you will keep her safe. Many many prayers are with you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brenda Cardenas
City: Fontana, CA
Comments: I can't thank you enough for the humanity you show everyday. Some of you have homes & family in harms way as well, and you continue to fight for all of us! God Bless you all and stay safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tammy Galvanoni
City: Mission Viejo, CS
Comments: I don't live in any of the areas that are affected by the fires but i have friends and coworkers that have been affected by this disaster. I have been watching on tv and listening on the radio and just want to say to the firefighters, emt workers, police officers, reporters, volunteers, and anyone else that you are doing a great job and if it wasn't for people like you with your courage, bravery, and dedication in saving these peoples lives and home we would be in terrible shape. May God Bless You and your families! Please stay safe and good luck.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sandi Best
City: Hemet, Ca
Comments: There are no words to describe how I feel about each and every one of our firefighters. Many of you were in Warner Springs just a short time ago this year and saved my parents home. I cried when I drove up there (heck, I'm crying right now, just thinking about it) and all the trees and plants were gone, but my parents home was still standing. THANKS TO YOU. Even after all the long hours each person put in they would keep the people of Warner Springs updated on their progress. The pies and cookies the families handed out to the fire crews could never really tell you how grateful we all are for the hard work you did, and still do. Thank you with all my heart. :0)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Selissa
City: El Centro ,California
Comments: Thankyou so much fire fighters for trying so hard to turn off the fire. I am a 14 year old girl that all her life has been interested in all natural stuff such as:protecting the forests, and protecting all the wild animals and I hate to see this the natural stuff getting burn down. Everytime I visit San Diego with my family, I always think that the way over there is so boring, so I just look out the window and stare at the mountains and all that pretty stuff San Diego has. I've been thinking about my future, and way before this trdegy, I was thinking of starting a new life over there, because all the times I've been in San Diego made me realize that is such a pretty place! Well to get straight to the point, THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Maryanna
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: Thank you for risking you life to protect all of us and our environment. You do what most of us are afraid to do.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Deb
City: San Beernandino Ca
Comments: Thank you too all of the firefighters and to a friend that is down here from Chico Thanks for you help bud Hugs and Kisses :)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Francesca Holcomb
City: Alta Loma (Rancho Cucamonga)
Comments: To says Thank You just isn't enough. THanks to you my parent's neighborhood was saved from the horrible fires. At one point while my brother and I were watching,at the top of Carnelian, we were warned to move fast because the fires were threatening to come down that very street. Thankfully the fire changed direction. You all have worked so hard to protect our homes and communities. Communities that are hundreds of miles from your own. Some of you came from Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Northern California. May God always bless you all. THank you too to our neighborhood firemen and women as well.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: jennie
City: hesperis california
Comments: i really appreciate what the fire fighters are doing for us. were you scared about the fire? well imagine what is was like for those fire fighters that are risking there life to keep us safe. their house was probably evacuated but they are still out there fighting for us. their family probably left and their still out there fighting day and night. i want to thank them personally for what they are doing because they save millions of lives everyday.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Alissa Age 11
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: You guys ROCK!!! You are doing a great job on the fires. We believe that you can contain these fires and know that you are in our prayers. Thank you for all your efforts, I know it's your job but it still matters and I'm sure you go above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you so much. God Bless!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kimberly
City: Victorville
Comments: I AM PRAYING FOR YOU ALL THAT THE LORD WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH AND WISDOM. I HOPE YOU ALL LOOK TO JESUS FOR YOUR STRENGTH. THANK YOU FOR CARING.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: REECE
City: BBL, CA
Comments: My little chalet is in MOONRIDGE, BBL. I tried to get there yesterday to grab the irreplacable memorabilia, but CHP said no. That is OK, their job. Today the chalet is still there. Whether it is there tomorrow is up to you and God. Thanks to each of you, in advance, for whatever effort you expend. I know you will do what needs to be done. I wish there was something we could do for our little animal friends the Jays, chippies, squirrels, and coyotes. they do not deserve to have their homes destroyed either. I cannot remember any fires as bad as all of these. Thanks for all your hard work. God bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Deborah Madden
City: Westake, CA
Comments: Our family can't begin to thank you enough for your unrelenting efforts to save people and their homes. We have a home at Big Bear and we love the mountain communities. Your deep commitment to try to save them at tremendous risk to yourselves is inspiring. God bless you and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kelly
City: Hesperia,CA.
Comments: Thank you soooooo much for determination and efforts. Keep up the good work and you all are in our prays. Stay safe and healthy. Thank you Thank you Thank you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dawn Jones
City: San Diego
Comments: Thank you to all the firefighters who have worked tirelessly in all parts of California to stop this disaster. We even had some firefighters who lost their own homes yet continued to fight. Please let this be a lesson - We must use good common sense. We must stop doing mindless things in these horrific, dry conditions like shooting flares, flicking lit cigarettes out of cars, etc. Some of these fires are blamed on arson, but others can be blamed on plain stupidity. PLEASE - we must all protect our environment, our homes and most of all our loved ones. The devastation in San Diego and the loss of life is overwhelming. Thank You Firefighters, Police Officers, Medical Personnel and Volunteers who have worked together during this very difficult time.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: MaryAnn Bourke
City: Diamond Bar, Ca.
Comments: I just heard the news about the three firemen who lost their lives trying to save the city of Julian. I hope that that city will place a statue in the middle of their town to let all of us remember the courage and relentless effort of those who fought to save our homes,our forests, and our loved ones. My heart goes out to all the firemen and their families. I'd also like to thank the Southern California Edison crews who have their work laid out for them. God Bless Each and Everyone of you. Without you we are helpless! sincerely, Mary Ann Bourke

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Regina
City: Hurst, TX
Comments: Thanks so much for you hard work and dedication. God Bless you and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brianna
City: Las Vegas/ Nevada
Comments: Thank you for all your heroic work, California is blessed to have you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Margaret Hardway
City: Crestline, CA
Comments: I am writing on behalf of my friend Margaret Hardway. She would like to thank the firemen and support personnel for rescuing her Macaw parrot and Siamese cat from her home in Crestline. She was just able to find them safe and sound at the shelter in Devore. She also wants to thank you and say God Bless You for saving the town of Crestline. She was able to go up there yesterday and saw that the town is untouched. She is very proud of you all and is very grateful for your hard work. May God Bless You a thousand times more.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Alison C
City: Victorville, CA
Comments: ALL OF YOU ARE HEROS!!! WE LOVE AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!! : )

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lisa Hernandez
City: Colton, CA
Comments: Thank you for your dedication, courage and bravery. You are truly heroes. Firefighters saved my brothers house in N. San Bernardino on October 25th. Thanks!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rhonda Smith
City: Woodstock, GA
Comments: You guys are doing a fantastic job! Take care of yourselves.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marilyn Bender
City: Tucson, Arizona
Comments: God Bless you all and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Genelle
City: Yucaipa
Comments: Thank you for your efforts in controlling the wildfires.I hope you know you are very appreciated.Good Luck and God Bless!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christine
City: Riverside
Comments: Thank-you for your tireless efforts in helping to protect citizens and structures affected by these fires. Your actions are not going without notice.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Denise
City: long beach
Comments: thank you very much for assisting in the evacuation on my handicap sister and my 94 year old grandmother, who were home alone when the evacuation went into place. I would also like to thank everyone who worked so hard to save lives and homes, even ours.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Casie
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: My thoughts are with all the people fighting against the fires and their families who cant be with them during this tragic event. You put your life on the line to protect ours. Thank you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Casie
City: Apple Valley
Comments: My thoughts are with all the people fighting against the fires and their families who cant be with them during this tragic event. You put your life on the line to protect ours. Thank you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Steckly-Stark Family
City: Newberg, OR
Comments: Thank you. Your jobs are very demanding and sometimes we your public do not take the time to express our Thank You's for your effort. Until someone or something of ours is threatened and then we can't say enough. Without you doing your jobs to the level you doing them; our lives would not be as rich and full as they are. Thank you. Thank your families for giving you the support to do your job.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tom DeBacker
City: Burbank, CA
Comments: Thank you and God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kelly
City: Colorado Springs. Co
Comments:  My prayers are with you. I am in Colorado, but my heart is in Lake Arrowhead. God Bless and Keep You all!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Guaren
City: Phelan, CA
Comments: Thank you for your relentless dedication to our safety. Our prayers are with you and your families. May God multiply your efforts and bless you tenfold for your sacrifice.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: L&D Bach
City: Morongo Valley, CA
Comments: To the all the folks at IncidentControl.com. Your website was the ABSOLUTE BEST

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rachael Charlson
City: Thousand Oaks
Comments: Thankyou to all the firefighters who fought fires locally in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. And a extra thankyou for the firefighters that saved my uncle's home, who is the Sheriff of Julian in San Diego County. Thankyou!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Connie
City: Pa
Comments: thank You so much for protecting friends in family that is in this ones family it is greatly appreciated ..........connie kerr

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: John Roberson
City: Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
Comments: I want to thank you for all of your hard work on the behalf of all of us. May God Bless you and keep you. Words really can't do justice to describe what a blessing you guys are to us daily. God Bless, John Roberson

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: John Roberson
City: Ramcho Cucamonga, Ca
Comments: I want to thank you for all of your hard work on the behalf of all of us. May God Bless you and keep you. Words really can't do justice to describe what a blessing you guys are to us daily. God Bless, John Roberson

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Deborah
City: Big Sur Ca
Comments: God bless all of you who are risking their lives attempting to fight the wildfires still burning, under these frightening and almost impossible conditions.Thank you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: David and Amy Kraemer
City: Etiwanda, California
Comments: My wife and I had a frightening experience when the Grand Prix Fire was only five houses away from ours. We left as soon as we were asked to evacuate. We would like to thank the All of the Fire Fighters, Police and any others involved in the saving of our home, and tens of thousands of other homes. You are doing a fantastic job and are making a great sacrifice of your time and energy. You are Heros to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you are fighting the fires and saving homes. Our prayers are also with those families who weren't as fortunate as us. May God be With You Now and Always, - The Kraemer Family

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Claudette Menzie
City: San Bernardino, Ca
Comments: Thanks for all your hard work! May God give you the grace and strenth needed to regain control of these fires. You are truely a blessing. The work you do is not easy, and I can truely appreciate how exhausted you must be. I will keep all of you in my prayers!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Amber Buchanan
City: Whittier, CA
Comments: I would like to commend all of you on a job well done. Your time and effort is so appreciated. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. You truly are HEROS. Thank you for always stepping up to the line.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sherri Reddin
City: Lucerne Valley, CA
Comments: Thank-you for your dedication, your drive, your hard work. I know it is very hard to realize that you left your family to fight to protect our homes, our land, and our lifes. Your hard work and dedication is a blessing. I know that Thank-you are just words, and really do not do justice for all that you do....You are real Hero's.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Scott Conner
City: Wrightwood, Calif.
Comments: Thank you so very much for the dangerous and heroic job you are doing to save lives and property. we know you wont save all the homes and are thankfull for those you do. our prayers are with you all... may God bless each and everyone of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tonilynne & Trenton
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Comments: THANK YOU to all that have helped during these fires. We feel much safer thanks to you! Stay safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Susan Hunter
City: Scotland
Comments: wants to Thank You for everything You are doing. if it weren't for You Guys My friends in California wouldn't be here today keep up the good work.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mandy
City: Los Angeles, CA.
Comments: For your bravery, your courage, and your dedication....thank you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jay Levine
City: Phoenix, Arizona
Comments: I would like to thank the members of my crew and other fellow firefighters battling through this tradgedy. Overcoming such fatigue and countless other hardships to fight for an absolute stranger is the true meaning of selflessness. You have earned the respect extended to you, and should be filled with pride to perform a job that most people consider heroic. I would also like to thank the citizens of California for their continuous support. I am reminded every day why it is worth putting it all on the line for you. JL - Gold Ridge Helishots

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sardina Family
City: Placentia, Ca/Angelus Oak
Comments: Our dear son-in-law Dave and his fellow firefighters, we Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such courgeous efforts in attempting to save our forest, lives and homes of those effected by these horrifying fires. God Bless you and all personnel, you are our HEROS of our country. BE SAFE.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gene
City: Cabazon/Ca.
Comments: God Bless and stay safe. Did that for eleven yrs. Brother firefighter.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dave & Vikki Cox
City: Perrysburg, OH
Comments: I used to live on New York Drive in Altadena. When I now view the size and scope of the fire that you're fighting, I can hardly comprehend the enormity of the task and the amount of courage it must take to fight it. May God keep you safe and bless you in this huge heroic effort

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sarah Allen
City: San Bernardino, Ca
Comments: Thank you Thank you Thank you. You were able to save so much around my home and childrens school. I live Close to Cal State San Bernardino. You all risked your lives for us and all we can say is THANK YOU!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Peter Nixon
City: Concord, CA
Comments: May God bless and keep you as you battle the flames and may He return you safely home to your families. You are in our prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Else-Maj
City: Sweden
Comments:  I wanted to thank all the brave fighting this horrible tragedy.I have my fiance in Crestline and we bought a house up there last summer and moved from Hemet I live in Sweden and I visit him twice a year and I have also relatives in San Diego and around He call me Monday he have to evacuated last Sunday morning and now he live in a motel I wachting tv every minutes here in Sweden I will thanks to the firefighter the word is not enought I don't know whats happen with our house My hearts go out to our neighbors and the communities surronding these area and most of all my thought and prayers go out the firefighter who are putting thier lives on thier line to protect and save these home and commutities.No thank you could ever express the appreciaties and graditude that we feel for them and what they deserv.But please remember that no matter what these communities and homes mean to us Your lives are much more importen.Our home and propety can be replaced,but none of you can . Please know that as we waiting for news my thoughts and prayers are with you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Katherine Krok
City: Redlands, CA
Comments: I am deeply grateful for each of you and you're courage and stregnth to face such danger for us and our communities. I love and pray for each of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Taylor
City: CA Victorville
Comments: Thank you for all your hard work!We very much apprieciate your efferts to save the lives of many people and houses!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Justin
City: maize/kansas
Comments: thank you so much for being there and trying to put out the fires. my grandma and aunt and uncle are 4 blocks away from the fire and thank you for saving them from the flames

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Alyssa
City: Victorville, CA
Comments: Thank you for your selfless acts. My mom, dad, and I will keep you in our prayers. :-)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Debra Hayes
City: antelope ca
Comments: Thank You for protecting my sisters and there family whom live in so ca God Bless You and keep you safe

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Camille Panza
City: Lake Forest, Calif.,
Comments: There are not enough THANK YOU'S in the world to send to each one of you. Your renlentless fight against these terrible fires is the only positive aspect of this tragedy. The state of California and every United States citizen owes you graditutde for all the challenges you have been dealt. We pray for your safety and the citizens of this state. Thank you, your truly gifts from God.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Laura Hollister
City: Pasadena
Comments: Thanks very much for all you've done. To me, the unsung heroes are the ground crew. You're putting your lives directly in the path of danger, and doing the hard, and very unglamorous work too, such as cutting brush and getting people out of their homes. Thanks so much for your contributions, and may God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Laura Hollister
City:
Comments: Thanks very much for all you've done. To me, the unsung heroes are the ground crew. You're putting your lives directly in the path of danger, and doing the hard, and very unglamorous work too, such as cutting brush and getting people out of their homes. Thanks so much for your contributions, and may God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Michele Callihan
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: Thank you, Thank you to all of those firefighters who saved our home! We send our special thanks to San Bernardino FD, Rialto FD and San Francisco FD... God Bless you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kathryn and Rob Saulsbury
City: Lake Arrowhead
Comments: Whether our home survives or not, we want you to know how much your devotion to your profession is appreciated. My 2 sons and my daughter-in-law are firefighters, and are at work in SO.CAL. I pray for God's protection for each and every one of you. Thanks from our hearts!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kim Medeiros
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to this fire. We were evacuated and due to your continuous efforts our neighborhood was saved! We appreciate all of your hard work and cannot thank you enough! We continue to pray for all of you!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christine
City: Highland, CA
Comments: A special Thank You to the two firefighters (one male and one female) who came to my husband's rescue as he fought the fire in our backyard with a garden hose. You saved our house and our neighbor's. Thank You !!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marty Perry
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: I thank God and all of you for your earnest efforts. I pray that God will give the perfect weather conditions that these raging fires may be brought under control and for the safety of all who are on the lines fighting to extinguish the fires. May God protect you all and give your families a peace while you are away.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marge Kalama
City: Warm Springs, Oregon
Comments: May the creator rebuild all that has been lost, and restore the strength for each person who has worked, helped, and suffered. We are of this earth and understand the balance with nature, each hold a hope for one another. Thank You, for putting your life before ours. All my relations.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brandy Taylor
City: Rialto (Los Colinas area), CA.
Comments: There are no words to express my gratitude to our brave firefighters working their asses off out there. If it weren't for you guys my family and I would have lost our first home we just moved into a year ago. I cant Thank you enough for keeping my family safe. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Alan & Phyllis Hooper
City: Redlands, CA
Comments: Although our home was never in danger, we want to say Thank You and God Bless You. Over the past week, the Firefighter poster from 9/11, that hangs in our den, has become a source of comfort & strength for us and our families. We give a special thanks to our firefighter friend Greg... Thanks so much

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Catherine
City: Alta Loma
Comments: Thanks so much for endless days and nights to put out all these fires.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ronna Hatfield
City: Hesperia,Ca.
Comments: i would like to express my families deep appreciation for all of your unbelievable hard work and efforts during this horrible time we are all experiencing during these fires . there are no words to express our thanks to you and your families. this last week we have watched the mountains start burning, my family are all evacuated from the mountains and are staying with me. now we are also most likely to be evacuated next but thats o.k because we are all together. please be careful and thank you all again ,we are all praying for your safety. god bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ronna Hatfield
City: Hesperia,Ca.
Comments: i would like to express my families deep appreciation for all of your unbelievable hard work and efforts during this horrible time we are all experiencing during these fires . there are no words to express our thanks to you and your families. this last week we have watched the mountains start burning, my family are all evacuated from the mountains and are staying with me. now we are also most likely to be evacuated next but thats o.k because we are all together. please be careful and thank you all again ,we are all praying for your safety. god bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brittany&Leslie
City: redlands,ca
Comments: thank you fire fighters,for taking care of us!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: BILL POUNDS
City: HIGHLAND, CA
Comments: THANKS TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AT ALL THE FIRES BUT WE WISH A SPECIAL THANKS TO ANY THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE SAVING OF EAST HIGHLANDS RANCH. THANKS AGAIN

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jenniferq
City: Santa Ana, CA
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Just a quick thank you for all of your hard work. I went through the Fire Academy, I know how hard all of you are working. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families as well as the families that have been affected by these fires. Keep up the awesome work. Thank you again.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Patricia Holmes
City: Riverside
Comments: May God protect you and keep you safe. Thank you for all your efforts.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Georgia
City: Temple City
Comments: Whatever you are getting paid, it isn't enough.. God Bless you all. You are real heros.. THANK YOU

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jennifer
City: sacramento/CA
Comments: My other half, Dad, and cousin are all firefighters here in California and they are all part of what is going on in Southern California. I am so proud of them and thankful to have them in my life. Keep up the good work and I love you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Karen
City: Bloomington, Ca.
Comments: You are all so awesome! I know this is heartbreaking for you to see so many homes lost but if it wasn't for you there would be so much more lost...lives. Thanks!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bob
City: Radford, VA
Comments: I can't even imagine what it must be like to be out there, doing what you do. THANK YOU for your service to the community and the country. Blessings be with you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: toni
City: Exeter,CA
Comments: Thanks so much for all your hard work. Your work and courage will never be forgotten. It is GREAT to be an American thanks for the great Men & Women that help keep the USA safe

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jessie Feuerstine
City: Phelan
Comments: DearFireFighter's,Thank you for trying to get the big fire out.I hope you get the fire out that killed 15 people and burnt over 200 houses.Goodluck.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Linden Malki
City: Devore, CA
Comments: I would like to thank the Ione Fire Dept guys who left a note on our front door. You did an awesome job saving our house and the others on the hill.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Glorie Torrez
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: I attend and reside on the campus of CSU San Bernardino and we had a very big scare, but THANX to the men and women fighting these awful fires, I am back on campus and our campus wasn't too bad. Thanx you so much for all your hard work and dedication!!! God Bless all the firefighters and may their families be safe as well. WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dan Bautista
City: East Highlands Ranch, CA
Comments: I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the firefighters,law enforcement and other agencies who have banded together to fight these devastating fires. I'm truly fortunate because though the fire burned to within 150 feet of my home, in the end, my home was saved. I'm truly impressed at the courage, dedication and committment displayed by all of the women and men who have banded together in this noble effort. Our heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of who and I'm truly grateful there are special people like you, who have committed themselves to such a critical profession in life. Be safe, today and always.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Darlene Rogers
City: SAN BERNARDINO
Comments: A great big thank-you to all the fire-fighting personnel. We live in Reche Canyon and have watched you performance with awe. Thanks and are prayers are with you in fighting these terrible wild fires. Darlene

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sherrie Brown
City: Apple Valley/CA.
Comments: We want to express our love and concern for ALL firefighter's and other's involved in fighting this fire. We have a nephew involved in the fight as a firefighter. and a niece on the strike line as an EMT. We know how hard EVERYONE is working and negative responses do not help the community. Iam also proud of all the communities coming together and supporting one another in soo many ways. HATS OFF TO YOU.The 960 radio station and channel 18 has been very helpful...THANK YOU SO MUCH.Keep up the great work. May god bless your families during this time as well.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Araceli Ramirez
City: San Bernardino
Comments: Thanks to all the firefighters and support personnel helping out. Thank you for taking care of our campus and putting out the fires and helping those out in need. My prayers are with those that lost their homes.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Greg
City: San Bernardino
Comments: Although My house was never in danger, I stand in absolute awe at what you guys do. You, the firefighters and volunteers, are true heroes that I can tell stories about to my son and future children when they read about this in the history books. Thank you for you selflessness.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ashley
City: Running Springs, Ca
Comments: Thank you so much for your tireless efforts, for you courage, your ingenuity and your compassion. You are the bigger than life heros of our communities and we appreciate everything you have done. Thank you! Good luck, stay safe and God Bless you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mary LLoyd Sewrey
City: Townville, SC
Comments: My cousin David is a California firefighter and has been the family hero for years. Dave, if you are on the lines God Bless and Protect you and your comrads. You are all the definition of the term Hero.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bill Shaw
City: Moreno Valley, California
Comments: Thank you for the excellent job. Keep up the good job and be safe. Your Brother Firefighter

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sandy Hudson
City: Pacific Palisades, CA
Comments: I was in Lake Arrowhead visiting my daughter at Cedu school in Running Springs, and had to evacuate Sat night. The kids were moved to Big Bear on Sat and then off the mountain on Tuesday. Thank you so much for keeping the school officials advised in order to keep our kids safe during the approaching fire. You hard work and efforts are unmatchable. Please try to continue to save our school in Running Springs - CEDU, God Bless you, and God speed for this fire to be over. We are so grateful and appreciative for your hard work - you are God's angels on the mountain. Sincerely, Sandy Hudson

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kathy
City: apple valley/ca
Comments: My prayers are with you all.Thank you for the goodness instilled in all fire personnel that would give there lives to protect us,our animals and our things. We could never thank you all enough. My prayers are with you, Kathy

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Laurie Robinson
City: Riverside, Ca
Comments: To all the firefighters and law enforcement officials, who are risking their lives to save ours and our property.....Thank you. And may GOD bless you in every way. You are all in our prayers and hearts. Time and time again you have come to our rescue, and there is no possible way we could ever repay you for your heroism. May God bless you and give you strength in this time of need. WE LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! GOD BLESS

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sandra.D.
City: Claremont, CA
Comments: Thank you for all of your hard work. We would be lost without you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jennifer
City: Victorville
Comments: I just wanted to say thanks and send my prayers out to not only the people trying to survive but the fighters helping to keep it that way. I know you guys are tired and hungrey but we all see and appreciate what you are doing and if it starts to look hopeless don't let your luck get you down. Keep up the good work- we love you! Jenmc

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ellen E. Schaefer
City: Eugene OR
Comments: We have friends whose home is on the north side of Lake Arrowhead and whom have fled the area. We were so moved to hear firefighters, despite their debilitating fatigue, say that since residents have left their homes and property entrusted to them, they will stay on the lines and protect these sites to the best of their abilities. That is humbling and endearing. We thank you for doing your jobs with incredible bravery and sacrifice.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Louis Giangiuli
City: Walnut Ca.
Comments: Oct 29th Thank you so much for tireing efforts

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mary Anna Clay
City: Mesquite NV
Comments: As horrible as the fire is up in Crestline where my brother is dying of cancer, I want to thank you. I know how much you put your lives on line in an impossible task made more impossible by environmental whackos that want to protect everything including beetle infested trees. Thanks for putting your lives on the line for an impossible task with no back up when it would have helped some from Gov. soon to be ex-Gov Davis!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tami
City: yucaipa
Comments: I can't express in words the gratitude and thanks I have for all the firefighters and support personnel, I was in Devore this weekend helping friends and family evacuate. All structures were saved along with all the kennels and critters. Once again I thank you all!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: SARA FORTNEY
City: East Highalnd, Ca
Comments: Thank you so much for all the work you've done. My family and I appreciate it more than words could ever explain. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Racheal Stokes
City: victorville/ california
Comments: you guys are wonderful thank you all for everything and all ur help

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Peggy Blue
City: Los Alamitos, Ca.
Comments: I posted once before but that was before I became personally affected by these fires. Thank you and God Bless you for saving the homes of my close friends in San Bernardino, and my nephew's home in San Diego. You are fighting right now to save homes of others I dearly care about who live in Running Springs. GOD BLESS YOU WONDERFUL MEN AND WOMEN.You are truely the best there are. We are so fortunate to have you fighting for our state. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Courtney McGinley
City: Phelan,CA
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fires.You are doing every thing that you can to save us.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! I really believe you can put out all 15 fires. I will be praying for you 24/7 please try to put out these fires!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Donna
City: Slinger, WI
Comments: Thanks to all of you for your dilligence, commitment and courage. My brother was evacuated, but thanks to your efforts, his house is still standing and he has a home to return to. Thanks so much.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: sarah woods
City: riverside,ca
Comments: i just want to say how blessed we are to have such wonderfully brave men and women working for us and risking their lives for us day in and day out.keep up the good work and know our prayers are with you always. GOD BLESS,LOVE Sarah L. Woods of riverside county, riverside

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Anita H
City: Salem, Oregon
Comments: Thank you to all involved with fighing these terrible fires. My sister lives in Big Bear; I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and lived in Chatsworth until 1988. I worry about my 'hometown' and know that you folks are doing the best, bravest job of all. God Bless and I'm praying for rain.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Nikk,Cheever
City: Phelan,California
Comments: I hope you can put out the fires.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: inga
City: Los Angeles
Comments: I grew up in Green Valley Lake, and my boyfriend is a FF with LA City. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Thank you for the job you do daily! You are all doing an amazing job...just quit saving stupid newscasters!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Malia Baughn
City: Salem, Oregon
Comments: To all the courageous men/women Firefighters, Medics and Volunteers out there, thank you for everything you are doing to save the lives and homes of the residents of San Bernardino and surrounding areas. The sacrifices you make on a daily basis are much appreciated and aren't taken for granted. It breaks my heart to hear of such tragedy. We just recently had two massive fires here in Oregon, but were fortunate enough to have not lost many, if any homes or lives. There aren't enough words to express my gratitude for all your hard work. My prayers go out to not only the victims of this event but you and your families as well. Keep the faith and remember that even in this devestating time god is here and he is good. He will carry each and every one of you through this and through his words of encouragement he will give you the strength to rebuild your lives. May god bless each and every one of you. You are wonderful people. Take care.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Simpson Family
City: Apple Valley, Ca
Comments: Thank you so much for all your effort through this disaster, we will be forever greatful for the bravery that you have shown. May God bless you and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Faith Singleton
City: San Bernardino,Ca
Comments: TO ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PUT THIER LIVES ON THE LINE FOR ALL OF US WE THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU AND YOURS. YOUR WONDERFUL AND GOD SENT.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: joann hanson
City: hesperia,ca
Comments: you guys are awesome if i ever hit the lotto my money is on you. keep up the great work.thanks for everthing your doing. Stay safe

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mark Carter
City: Willits, California
Comments: I just wanted to write and say "Thank you". Thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you for going beyond exaustion, Thank you for saving homes,Thank you for risking your lives. You are very much appreciated! Mark, CA

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Andrea Merritt
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: THANK YOU for all your efforts! All of us owe you a debt of gratitude forever. Save what you can, don't stress over what you can't. You all are the bravest and the best!!! Andrea and Steven

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: jasmine
City: Lake Arrowhead,Ca.
Comments: I live in Lake Arrowhead where the Old Fire is burning.I am 10 years old and I am very worried and scared about possibly losing our home.I want to thank you for tring so hard to protect our communities, you all realy are my heros, even if you can't save my home.I know how hard you truly are working! Thank you and god bless!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ernest J. Rivera
City: San Bernardino
Comments: For the past week as I've looked from my front yard and/or watched the nightly news I can't help but become overwhelmed with ANGER, towards the person/persons who started each fire, FEAR, that even one more life or one more house will be taken, HOPE, that this tragedy will soon come to a conclusion, JOY, that there are people like those helping fight these fires as well as those helping the victims of these fires, and GRATITUDE, for the unselfish hard work and dedication put forth by everyone involved in helping put to rest this devistating tragedy. You have my upmost respect and admiration. You are incredible human beings. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you and your family! Ernie

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mike & Carolyn Isaac
City: Harbor City CA
Comments: God bless you and protect you and those you are working so hard for.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Maria Dumani
City: Los Angles, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for what you are doing in so many fires, I would like to thank especially the firemen that helped save my brother's house in Simi and hopefully save the Boy Scout camp at Lake Arrowhead. God bless you and protect you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Maria Dumani
City: Los Angles, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for what you are doing in so many fires, I would like to thank especially the firemen that helped save my brother's house in Simi and hopefully save the Boy Scout camp at Lake Arrowhead. God bless you and protect you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Shelly Maguire
City: Hesperia/Ca
Comments: Dear Angels, there are not enough words I can say to show you how very much we appreciate all your effort being put into keeping us in the high desert safe. We thank you for putting your life on the line to save ours, we commend your families for being brave enough to let you venture into the flames with no guarantee that you will be coming home. May God bless each and everyone of you and cover you and your families in his blessing.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jennifer & Rob
City: San Francisco, CA
Comments: A big thank you to all the firefighters and support personnel that put their lives on the line everyday...

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Courtney McGinley
City: Phelan,CA
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fires.You are doing every thing that you can to save us.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! I really believeyou can put out all 11 fires before it reaches other houses do you think you can put out all of the fires /

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Courtney McGinley
City: Phelan,CA
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fires.You are doing every thing that you can to save us.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! I really believeyou can put out all 11 fires before it reaches other houses do you think you can put out all of the fires /

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: ALLY KLIEWER
City: OAK HILLS CA
Comments: DEAR FIREFIGHTERS , THANKYOU FOR FIGHTING FIRES.YOU ARE VERY BRAVE. MY DAD IS A FIREFIGHTER ,HE DRIVES THE TRUCK.THANKS AGAIN, I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: fred
City: applevalley ca
Comments: to all our brave firefighters thank you is not enought but its the only thing i can say we love you all thank you the LONG FAMILY

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: pam jones
City: YUCAIPA, CA
Comments: What can any of us say but Thank You Thank You. God Bless each and everyone of you for your many sacrifices and for the sacrifice your families are extending during this difficult time. You have stepped up to the plate, once more, and have shown us waht is possible. Thanks for your example!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Courtney McGinley
City: Phelan,CA
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fires.You are doing every thing that you can to save us.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: CHRISTINA
City: PLACENTIA,CA
Comments: I applaud you for all you hard work and effort with this tragedy. Stay strong and God Bless America!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bill Ryan
City: Redlands, CA
Comments: There is a special place in Heaven for those people are willing to risk their own lives to save the lives of people whom they have never met. Thank you all for the incredibly difficult work that you do.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Courtney McGinley
City: Phelan,CA
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fires.You are doing every thing that you can to save us.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! YOU ARE #1AT FIRES!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: THE ROMANS
City: ORANGE CA.
Comments: thanks for all the hard work you guys are doing god bless each and everyone of you and I think alot of people would agree we should have a FIREMAN HOLIDAY to honor the brave man and women risking thier lives for others if you agree on you emails type 1029

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Renee
City: Milpitas
Comments: To all the fire fighters out there, I have much appreciation for you, and what you do. As I watch the news and see whats going on out there I cry for you and those this has effected personally. May God help those who caused this horrible tradegy. These people must also be fighting demons within themselves to do such destruction to our World. Just know that I pray for each and everyone of you to conquer this madness and return safely to your families, with little or no health complications. Thank you and God Bless Us All!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Denise
City: California
Comments: Kudos to all of you for putting your lives on the line to save the lives of others. Thank you for all of your efforts, God Bless!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Courtney McGinley
City: Phelan,CA
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fires.You are doing every thing that you can to save us.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! YOU ARE #1AT FIRES!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Pam Heintzleman
City: Ramona, CA
Comments: What an imazing job everyone did in Ramona. Keeping the fires away from the town and working around the clock to make sure that everyone you could was safe. During these times, you realize how important your jobs are. Julian is no stranger to fires and you have done a great job of protecting the historical town so far. Let's hope the winds stay calm so Julian will survive. Bless You All

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Stacy Norton
City: Highland,CA
Comments: I would like to thank all of the firefighters and personnel support that have been working every minute of the day to save our lives and homes. You take on what a lot of us run from. THANKS to you and your family. Please stay safe, homes and itmes can be replaced, YOU CAN'T. We need you!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Renee
City: Milpitas
Comments: To all the fire fighters out there, I have much appreciation for you, and what you do. As I look on the internet and watch the news and see whats going on out there I cry for you and those this effects personally. My heart aches with pain for those who must feel they have a need to cause such ruins in peoples life, because they too must be fighting demons within themselves to do such destruction to our universe. But please know that I pray for each and everyone of you to conquer this fireball of ugliness and return safely to your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: JennyWoodard
City: Hisperia,CA
Comments: Thank you for putting out the FIRES

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dylan Betts
City: Phelan ,California
Comments: You realy help our city.It realy helps to have a helping hand.We all appreciate it.All you guys trying to save all those homes. scincerly, Dylan age:10

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Renee
City: Milpitas
Comments: To all the fire fighters out there, I have much appreciation for you. As I look on the internet and see what's going on out there I cry for you and those out there. My heart aches with pain for those who must feel they have a need to cause such ruins in peoples life. Because they too must be fighting demons within themselves to do such destruction. But please know that I pray for each and everyone of you to conquer this fireball of ugliness and return safely to your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Renee
City: Milpitas
Comments: To all the firfighters out there, I have much appreciation for you. As I look on the internet and see what's going on out there I cry for you and those out there. My heart aches with pain for those who must feel they have a need to cause such ruins in peoples life. Because they too must be fighting demons within themselves to do such destruction. But please know that I pray for each and everyone of you to conquer this fireball of ugliness and return safely to your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gina
City: San Diego, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for putting your lives at risk to save many homes and families. God bless all of you and may he provide you with the strength needed and keep you safe in your hard work in the following days.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kyle Miller
City: Phelan/CA
Comments: I apreciate your effort for using your own energy on trying to save other people's lives and homes . Sometimes you aren't always succesful.You have my complete confedence in defeating that fire!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Renee
City: Milpitas
Comments: To all the firfighters out there, I have much appreciation for you. As I look on the internet and see what's going on out there I cry for you and those out there. My heart aches with pain for those who must feel they have a need to cause such ruin in peopls live, becaus they two much be fighting demons within. But please know that I pray for you all to conquer this mass distruction and return safely to your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Roy & Linda
City: St. Augusine, Flrida
Comments: We are praying for you. Thanks for being here in '98. We will try to send you some help now.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: nancy de leon rodman
City: newport beach
Comments: thank you to all the firefighters! you are all heros! The best men there are!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: KELLIE BRISTOL
City: HESPERIA
Comments: THANKS FOR THE WORK, HANG IN THERE GUYS.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Katie Thomson
City: Phelan, Ca 92329
Comments: God Bless you firefighters! You,ve saved so many lives, not only these fires but other ones as well. You have really helped in getting rid of these fires and making the world a better place. Truely Yours, Katie Thomson

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Katie Thomson
City: Phelan, Ca 92329
Comments: God Bless you firefighters! You,ve saved so many lives, not only these fires but other ones as well. You have really helped in getting rid of these fires and making the world a better place. Truely Yours, Katie Thomson

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Courtney McGinley
City: Phelan,CA
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fires.You for doing every thing that you can to save us.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! YOUARE#1AT FIRES!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brennan Fehlman
City: Phelan/CA
Comments: ThaNKYOU FOR FIGHTING THE FIRE.you hAve saved a lot of pepole home .

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brennan Fehlman
City: Phelan/CA
Comments: ThaNKYOU FOR FIGHTING THE FIRE.you hAve saved a lot of pepole home .

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Pamela Caldwell
City: Walnut, California
Comments: Thank you, thank you, thank you ! Blessings to all of you who continue to fight these fires.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tim
City: San Diego, CA
Comments: Thank you for all the hard work, you guys are heroes.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: gyf
City: trytr
Comments: nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Leia Knight
City: Hesperia
Comments: I can not begin to describe the amount of admiration I have for you folks. Your selflessness and courage are NOT going unnoticed. it breaks my heart knowing how grueling your tasks are, but I am encouraged by your steadfastness in the face of such adversity. You rock and each and every one of you is a HERO!!! *MUWAH*!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Katie Thomson
City: Phelan, Ca 92329
Comments: God Bless you firefighters! You,ve saved so many lives, not only these fires but other ones as well. You have really helped in getting rid of these fires and making the world a better place. Truely Yours, Katie Thomson

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Debbie Sansom
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: Much gratitude to all the Firefighters, Police, Sherrif, Medics, and other Emergency Personnel for unselfishly putting your lives on the line for all. Thanks to you for all the property you have protected. May the fires end soon and may you return safely to your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Nancy Jablonski Smith
City: Webster, New York
Comments: THANK YOU TO ALL FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS! GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!!!!! BE SAFE & GOD SPEED.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Nancy
City: Upland,CA
Comments: Thank you to ALL the firemen/women and the San Bernardino Co. search and rescue men/women too. Our daughter and her family are safe and and it looks like you may have saved her home. God Bless you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Austin Hoggarth
City: California
Comments:  Dear Fire Fighter, Thank you for all you have done. I really apreciate you trying to save all those homes. Your friend, AUSTIN HOGGARTH AGE:10

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Angela Prieto
City: Hesperia, California
Comments: Thank-You Brother Richard Campos (Fire Captain for the City of Victorville, California) for a job well done and to all the Firefighters and Support Personnel for protecting us. God Bless you all! Love/Hugs, Angela Prieto

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cody Atkins
City: California
Comments: Hello,Im just a normal school boy that lives in Phelan C.A. but I was wondering if you could STOP the fire from spreading to Pinion Hills.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: STEPS Community Day School
City: Riverside, Ca
Comments: Dear Firefighters, We would like to thank you for all of your hard work protecting our neighbors in San Bernardino and the mountains. Our thoughts are with you :) Ms. Bold & Jaymie, Joseph, Arthur, Adrian, Apearl, & Raul :)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: jenny
City: Hisperia,CA
Comments: Thank you for putting out the FIRES

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Johnnie Harris (Landis)
City: Spokane, Washington
Comments: Words can't express how thankful I am for your exhausting efforts. I have family and several friends who are evacuating or may need to leave their homes or have possibly lost their homes and I know they need all the help available. My prayers are with you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Zechariah Zubia (4)
City: Tuscany Hills, CA
Comments: I pray for the firefighters who are putting out the fires. I pray for the boys and girls who have no home. Jesus is with all of us and He will make it all better.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Brenda
City: Pinon Hills/ca
Comments: Thank You very much for protecting all of us God Bless All OF YOU! And Thank You to your families for letting us barrow you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Peggy
City: Orange, California
Comments: My gratitude goes out to each and every one of you for your tireless efforts in fighting these fires. May God be with you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: James Howard
City: Santa Ana, ca
Comments: What can you say to the people who are out there risking their lives, except Thank you and be careful out there. My 4 yr old daughter has asked me why do you do it as she watches the news and I tell her it is because YOU are the bravest people in the world.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: kathy coult
City: placentia, ca
Comments: Many, many thanks to all the brave men and women who are risking their lives for others. I am praying daily for the fires to get under control and for your safety. God bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Daneen
City: Long Beach, CA
Comments: My heart and prayers go out to you. Without men and women like you, the condition would be much worse! THANK YOU!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cody
City: california
Comments: Thank you for fighting the fire. My dad is a fire fighter, but he is not working today. Please keep up the good work.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Arletta Patton
City: Victorville, CA
Comments: Thank you to all of the women and men of the fire department. All of you are so very brave. You are the best. Thanks!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ronad & Victoria Fredrick
City: Victorville
Comments: Our family would like you to know that all of you are at the top of the prayor list. We ask our heavenly Father to help you and every possible way. We are a large family of nine(seven children)who are thanking God for you and your support to our communities. Keep the Faith, in Jesus name. Love, The Fredrick Family.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Yvonne McLaughlin
City: St. Louis, MO
Comments: Thank you so much for risking your lives at present and daily to protect our homes and loved ones. I grew up in Victorville, and am watching closely the updates of the fire. You are truly one of our nations heroes. Thanks also to those supporting the firefighters without actually fighting the blaze. Your contribution allows them to focus on the primary mission. God Bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mona & Frank Z.
City: Norwalk, CA
Comments: All of you are doing an awesome job keep up the good work. Stay safe and may GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Becky Buckley
City: Park Forest, Illinois
Comments: Thanks for all that you do and putting your life on the line to save others, you are all truely a blessing to everyone!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Barbara Seidel
City: San Juan Capistrano
Comments: I and my family are thankful for all your efforts to save lives and structures. We watch in horror while you are there, in the heat and flames, putting your lives on the line for all of us. Yes, we have a second home in Big Bear but it is immaterial to your lives. Be safe and again, many thanks. Barbara

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ronad & Victoria Fredrick
City: Victorville
Comments: Our family would like you to know that all of you are at the top of the prayor list. We ask are heavenly Father to help you and every possible way. We are a large family of nine(seven children)who are thanking God for you and your support to our communities. Love, The Fredrick Family.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gray family
City: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Comments: Thank you for all of your hard work and sacrifice. We live in Rancho Cucamonga, and are now out of harms way thanks to your efforts. God bless you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bonnie Gordon
City: Fontana, CA
Comments: I would like to thank you for all your great efforts to put out all the fires in Southern California. You are all apreciated and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Keep up the good work. Good Bless you all. Sincerly, The Gordon Family

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dhonni
City: Anaheim Hills
Comments: An infinite amount of thank you's to all Firefighters for all that you do and what you stand for. You are the truest example of courage and heroism. May God bless you now and forever.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: THE LLOYDS
City: COLTON,CA
Comments: TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEERS. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND PROTECTION YOU ARE GIVING US FOR HERE IN INLAND EMPIRE. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU. YOU ARE DOING AN AWESOME JOB. MAY THE LORD PROTECT YOU AS YOU ARE PROTECTING US. BE SAFE, THANKS AGAIN AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILIES. WE SUPPORT YOU.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christina Campbell
City: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Comments: Thank you so much for all you've done for those who are in the midst of the fires. My husband is in the military, so we are here in Germany, and it helps to know there are brave men and women fighting to save our family's homes! God bless you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gilbert Serrano
City: Canyon Lake, CA
Comments: Thank you for the brave job you do in saving our lifes. May God protect you and keep you safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: MS. CHAGOLLA'S CLASS
City: MONTCLAIR. CA
Comments: THANK YOU FOR WORKING SO HARD TO SAVE ALL OF THE HOUSES AND PEOPLES LIVES. WE ARE SO PROUD TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF BRAVE FIREMEN OUT THERE WORKING SO HARD AND RISKING THEIR LIVES FOR US. MS. CHAGOLLA'S CLASS MONTE VISTA, MONTCLAIR.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Stacy Russell
City: Redlands, Ca.
Comments: Thank you all so much for all of your efforts. You are our heroes!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Matt Mizu
City: long beach, california
Comments: Thanks to all the firefighters...i have a cabin in green valley lake. and im praying for your safety and the safety for everyones homes up there....THANK YOU TO AL THE MEN AND WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS!!!!! Matt Mizu

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Matt Mizu
City: long beach, california
Comments: Thanks to all the firefighters...i have a cabin in green valley lake. and im praying for your safety and the safety for everyones homes up there....THANK YOU TO AL THE MEN AND WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS!!!!! Matt Mizu

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Toni Noble
City: Alta Loma, Ca
Comments: Thank you all so much for all of your hard work & efforts. I live in Alta Loma & the fire came very close to my house. God Bless & keep all ouf you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: SHELLY RODRIGUEZ
City: ONTARIO, CA
Comments: YOU GUYS ARE DOING AN AWESOME JOB!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARDWORK AND FOR ALL OF THE EFFORT THAT YOU ARE PUTTING FORTH!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: American Medical Response Agoura Hills Station
City: Agoura Hills Ca
Comments: TO All the FIREFIGHTERS: Thank you for all that you are doing, thank you for being the proud protectors of life, property and the enviroment.... thanks for aving my familys house.....

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Albin Grohar
City: Highland, CA
Comments: Firefighters: thanks so much for all that all of you have done and are doing to keep our neighborhoods safe to the extent you're able. We realize that many homes have been lost in Southern California as a result of these wildfires. But you, our firefighters have done , and are doing, an outstanding, intelligent, and courageous job. In East Highland, you folk took a courageous stand against the fires. We thank you. Words are truly not enough. Again, you, the firefighters and support personnel, are magnificent. Courage does not come in grander ways than the ways that you portray it. albin

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rick
City: Las Vegas,NV
Comments:  Thanks for all your hard work and compassion Your the greatest heros keep up the wonderful work God Bless !

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Madison (8), Brenna (5)
City: Fortuna, CA
Comments: We are praying for your safety. Thank you for helping all the people. We think you are very brave. We know you are working hard to put out the fires. Blessings to you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: sharon strauss
City: chevy chase, md
Comments: thank you for working so hard. we pray all will be safe and well. take care.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Chris and Michelle Nava
City: MONTEBELLO, CA
Comments: We just wanted to let you know our prayers and best wishes are with you brave men and women fighting these fires. Thank you you for everything your doing. God bless you and be with you always.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Nelva Lane
City: Ridgecrest, CA
Comments: Can't thank you enough. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Leona
City: Hesperia, California
Comments: As a mother of a Firemen, I know how dedicated you great men are. Please know each and everyone of you are in our Prayers. We will never be able to thank you for all you do. May God Bless each of You, Leona

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Victoria Magee
City: Portland, Texas
Comments: I thank each and every one of the firemen and women who are unselfishly working to save lives and fight the relentless firestorm. Know that the Lord will protect and love you. God Bless all of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Andy Quintana
City: Greenwich, CT
Comments: I would like to thank every man or woman who is putting their life on the line to end these devastating fires. They truly deserve the title of hero. I am moving to the Southern California mountains in the summer of 2004 and I once again would like to thank everyone who is helping put an end to these fires

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Melanie Vaughn
City: Lake Elsinore, CA
Comments: Thank you to all of the men and woman who are helping with the firefighting efforts and helping to get information to the public. Thank you for working so hard! You are very appreciated!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tara, Josh, and Justin Burfield
City: Apple Valley,Ca.
Comments: Our hearts go out to all of you on the fire lines. You are in our prayers always. God Bless each one of you and your families. Thank you.:)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Debbie and family
City: Pinon Hills, CA
Comments: Your every effort is appreciated. Thank-you for your dedicated service. Our prayers are with each of you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Diane Krause
City: Yucca Valley, CA
Comments: Although where I live we are not in danger from the fires, I know several firemen, some of which are out there now, and I know how hard all of you are working. I thank God for all of you and the hard work that you do and the way you put your lives on the line to protect all of us. God bless you all and keep you in His loving care.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Phil
City: Chula Vista / Ca
Comments: A Huge Thanks to All involved in containing the Fire in EASTLAKE/OTAY LAKES AREA!! Great Job!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Danny Valdez
City: Muscoy California
Comments: I just want to say thanks for protecting my house the fire got less then a quarter of mile. I want to let you know that I really appriciate what you guys did to save my house. Thanks alot.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Danny Valdez
City: Muscoy California
Comments: I just want to say thanks for protecting my house the fire got less then a quarter of mile. I want to let you know that I really appriciate what you guys did to save my house. Thanks alot.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Linda E
City: Alta Loma
Comments: God bless you for your heroic efforts. And God bless your families and the sacrifices they are making.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Renee
City: Victorville
Comments: GOD BLESS YOU FIREFIGHTERS!! We appreciate the hard work you are doing! We pray for all of you as you risk your lives to save our homes and our lives.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marie and Michael Dawson
City: Claremont, CA
Comments: There are no words adequate enough to thank you for saving our home and neighborhood. We stand in awe of your daily heroism. Bless you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Terry Allen
City: San Bernardino
Comments: You all are so awesome! Thank you for all your courage & strenght in defending all of us. God Bless you & your family.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kathy
City: Victorville,Ca
Comments: To all the firefighters - you have volunteered your lives and I thank you so so much to have the courage to protect our dreams and our lives. I pray for each one of you and your family to be safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Charles
City: SanBernardino
Comments: Thank you all!! We realize how spread out you all are, and still you had time to drop off and hook up extra fire hoses, that allowed us to save my friends elderly parents house.GOD BLESS you all on your continuing battle in the mountains.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sandi Lomax
City: Riverside, California
Comments: Although this has been an extraordinary fight, you may have been struck down during the battle, but your heroic efforts, persistance and bravery will prevail and win this horrific war. You have done your job well, and exceeded the expectations of all. Thank you for dedicating your lives to the honorable profession. Sandi

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: FONTANA PD
City: FONTANA, CA
Comments: You are doing great. Keep up the hard work. As professionals and residents, we appreciate your dedication and heroism.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mike Leroy
City: Claremont, CA
Comments: To those valient men and women on the front lines our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you. We appreciate everything you have done to save our community, Claremont. After witnessing first hand the devastating effects of the fires here in Claremont, our hearts and prayers go out to the thousands of other families directly affected by the many fires in California. We all owe you, the California fire fighters, a huge debt of gratitude. Thank you for saving our home, our friends homes, our community and for battling the dozen other blazes across Southern California at this time.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Daniel Stanczak
City: Apple Valley, California
Comments: Thank you so much to all the firefighters who are putting there lives at risk to put out these fires. A special thanks to Brian Hampton of Phealen. Happy Birthday Brian & please give Sarah a hug and kiss for me.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mr. Chao's homeroom
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: We thank you so much for helping in putting out the fire. We admire your courage being in the front lines of fire Be safe and good luck!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cheryll
City: La Verne, CA
Comments: To all the fire fighters and support personnel..Thank you all for doing such a great job..Blessings to every one of you and your families.. We love you and have you in our prayers...~Cheryll

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Morgan Evans
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: Thank you guys very much, you are doing your best and we appreciate it! i am glad my school (CSUSB) is still standing.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joann and family
City: Morongo Valley, CA
Comments: We sometimes forget who the REAL "Heros" are in this country. It is too bad we have to have a disaster of this magnitude to remind us. Thank You all and our prayers are with you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joann and family
City: Morongo Valley, CA
Comments: We sometimes forget who the REAL "Heros" are in this country. It is too bad we have to have a disaster of this magnitude to remind us. Thank You all and our prayers are with you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Angela Boardman
City: Cathedral City, CA
Comments: Awesome job! Thank you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mr. McCormack's 3rd grade class
City: Fontana, CA
Comments: We would like to thank all of the firefighters that are risking their lives to make are area safe. I know that all the students here at Solorio Elementary School and the Etiwanda School district have the greatest respect and pride in the firefighters that are working so hard.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sandi
City: Fontana, CA
Comments: You guys are my heroes! Thank you for saving my home in Hunter's Ridge!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Barbara
City: Redding/CA
Comments: Dear Firefighters and all Support Personnel, I just want to say my prayers are with you all! I work at a Catholic elementary school and we pray for you and all the people affected by the fires in Souther California. My daughter's good friends lost their home in the Claremont fire and I have family both in San Diego and in Simi Valley so I am trying to stay informed with all that is happening. I just want to wish all of you well and let you know how very much your efforts and bravery are appreciated! May God bless all of you and keep you safe!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jennie
City: Portland, OR
Comments: For those of us who have lived in and loved our San Bernardino mountains, we can't thank you enough for all you are doing. We sit back and watch our childhood go up in smoke. Thank you for doing all you can to save what is left. God Bless You!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Nikki Sedgwick
City: COSTA MESA, ca
Comments: Thank you so much for all you are doing. You are true heroes. Always remember that you do make a difference. You can't save everything, but what you do save makes a world of a difference to those involved. Thank you thank you thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kristine, Lynn
City: San Bernardino
Comments: We would like to say thank you for all your efforts, you are doing a great job.... GOd bless and stay safe

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lindsey Engel
City: riversude CA
Comments: all of you thank you for every thing that you are doing to help out with this issue. keep up the great work and if I could be up there to help you all out I would be there no thought about it.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ryan Lesh (5 yrs old)
City: Yucaipa/CA
Comments: Thank You for protecting all the people and the houses. When I grow up I am going to be a fire fighter so I can help the people!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Connie
City: Chatsworth, CA
Comments: I was witness to the fires attempting to barrel down on Topanga Canyon Blvd. Every time the fires tried to sneak over the hills towards track-houses and businesses, the copters and planes would bombard it. Thank you ALL for your tireless efforts to keep us all safe. You are godsends, and I ask all the powers of Heaven and Earth to keep you safe from harm.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Robert
City: Phelan, CA
Comments: You guys and gals are the best! Be safe and know that many are praying for you! Thanks!!!!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: nick purser
City: denver, nc
Comments: thanks brothers, if i could i would be there to help. fellow FF/EMT, Wildland supression agent. 704-453-1554

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sud-Chemie Performance Packaging - Colton
City: Colton, CA
Comments: All of us want to thank each and everyone of you for your dedication and hard work. Our hearts and prayers go out to each of you. Please return safely to your family and friends. God Bless Patty Morse Production Manger

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sunshine Hicks
City: apple valley
Comments: Thank you so much to all of the firefighters who are putting thier lives on the line for all of these innocent people who have and continue to suffer. I would also like to thank personally Brian Hampton of Phelan. Please be careful and my wishes and blessings for you and your family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kim Wrysinski
City: Coon Rapids, MN
Comments: Thank you for protecting my family and friends. Please be safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joshua
City: Phelen
Comments: Dear Firefighters, I really would like to thank you for protecting California from the fire. I am so thankfull that I live far away from the fire. I hope to write to you again. sincerly Joshua

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ashlee
City: Phelan ,CA
Comments: Dear,Firefighters I think all of the firefighters are really brave. It must be lonely and scary out by the raging flames. I hope you fight this fire and put it out soon. I wish you the best of luck. I bet you miss your family, because I sure would. It warms my heart knowing that you are fighting flames to save peoples lives. Sincearly, Ashlee and God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kristen
City: Phelan, CA
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Thank you very much for doing all this. I really appreciate this and so does alot of other people. The fire is getting really bad so I know you guys are busy so I dont want to take up alot of your time. I just wanted to thank you guys for all your hard work.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Aiessa
City: Phelan, CA
Comments: dear firefighters, Thank you for helping are state. I really appreciate what you are doing . Please keep up the good work . Thank you for helping. Sincerly Aiessa God Bless you

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: CLAYTON
City: Phelan,CA
Comments:  Dear, Firefighters Hi,I hope you stay safe while fighting the fires. I have been praying for you. I hope you can put out the fire, before it burns any more houses. I hope you see your families soon.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christine Blackstock
City: Glendora ,California
Comments: Thank you for the care and protection you have given to my family and community. We have been blessed by it at least twice by your expertise in the last few years and continue to pray for your safety and health.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Anna
City: Duarte, CA.
Comments: Be safe Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with you & all your fellow firefighters. You guys are awesome.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Anna Hakes
City: Philadelphia, PA
Comments: Thank you, FireFighters!!! You are the most admirable people in the world!!! I'm thankful you were able to save the fire from my family's neighborhood, and I know you're continuing to save as many homes as possible. Thanks so much for all the marvelous work you do!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ashleigh
City: Phelan CA
Comments:  Thank you a lot for supporting us with the fire and trying to keep the fire under-control. I am so thankful we have you guys and girl's safe. Thank you so much for also keeping so many people and animals safe. I am hoping that God will keep you and me safe with fire and hoping he will keep you and your families very safe. I live in Hesperia and I hope the fire gets a little more calm. I have been praying for you and everyone else who's homes have burned down. I know I already said I lived in Hesperia so I have been watching the news on all of the fires because they are all kind of close to my house. Thank you and God bless you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Luke
City: Phelan,Ca
Comments:  Thank you so much for protecting all the victims and houses that are caught in the path of all the destructive fires. I'm sorry that none of you are getting enough sleep,but you do a good job protecting California. Thank you and God bless you all

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christian
City: Phelan
Comments: Dear Firefighters; I'm very thankful you are protecting lots of people's homes. I'm praying for all of the people risking their lives for others. I hope you are really safe in the line of duty. I love you Firefighters. Sincerly, Christian

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gwen Vilbrandt
City: Simi Valley
Comments: Thanks to each and every firefighter, police personnel, National Guard, Sheriffs Department, and everyone else involved in saving Simi Valley and Moorpark from destruction. Your valiant efforts certainly are evident in the low numbers of structures lost and the amazing stories of homes saved. We will remember your backbreaking work at the polls when it's time to renew contracts, allow for equipment upgrades and most decidedly:pay raises! Thanks again for your dedication and hard work.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kelly
City: Anaheim Hills
Comments: You are our heroes! Thank you for all your hard work in protecting lives, homes, animals, and a way of life - and risking your lives for us all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Aline Walker
City: San Diego and Lake Arrowhead CA
Comments: Thoughts and prayers are with you while you are fighting for us. Words can not express our thanks for all that you do and have done for us. Please be safe. No posession is worth more than you are.I hope we can show our thanks when this is over. Your are brave. Thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christine
City: Phelan, CA.
Comments:  Dear firefighters, My dad is a fireman for Los Angeles. He works at fire department #98 in Pasadeana. My family can't tell you guys how much we appriciate your sacrifices for our lives. We can't wait until these arsonist's fires are out!!!! My family joins me in sending our best whishes. From Christine

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: David
City: Phelen California
Comments:  Thanks for saving our homes and risking your life for the people in Wrightwood.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kathleen
City: Apple Valley, Ca
Comments: Thank you for saving lives and homes Thank you for trying your very hardest Thank you for never giving up Thank you for your commitment Thank you for your time and effort and most of all Thank you for all being team players! God Bless all of you and California!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Corinne Baker
City: Hunters Ridge, Fontana, CA
Comments: The Grand Prix fire started behind my housing development. My sincere appreciation goes out to all of the firefighters, law enforcement personnel and support staff that worked together to save my community and so many others. May God bless each and every one of you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Catherine
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: To all of the firefighters and support personnel that have been on the front lines for us, I can't thank you enough. As a firefighter friend has on his license plate frame "your 911 is my job" It may be your job, but it means so much to those of us who can do nothing but wait and watch leaving their homes and lives in your hands. It's a testimony to the human spirit that so many people are willing to put their lives on the line, every day, for others. Just know that we are grateful. Cat

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Preston Panza
City: Rancho Santa Margarita/Green Valley Lake, CA
Comments: Thank you to all the brave men and women who have put their life on the line to protect others. This is a true hero in a society which needs them to look up to. Thanks for everything you have done.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kim Merriam
City: SanBernardino
Comments: Thank you to all the men and women who have sacrificed their home life to be on the front line protecting our homes. You have the wings of angels and God has so blessed us with your efforts. Thanks for everything.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Heather
City: Phelan,C.A.
Comments: . DEAR BRAVE, FIREFIGHTERS, YOU MUST HAVE LOTS OF COOL PEOPLE ON YOUR FORCE. YOU ARE ALL DEEPLY IN ARE HEARTS, WE THANK YOU A TON FOR RISKING YOUR LIVES FOR US. I WILL TELL EVERYBODY TO PRAY FOR YOU. I HOPE YOU HAVE A LOT OF FOOD AND SLEEP BEACAUSE YOU'RE WORKING SO HARD.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dianne
City: Los Angeles
Comments: No words can describe how wonderful you are. May The Lord open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you and your family for their sacrefice in sharing you with us.....

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jo Anna Dahl
City: Houston, Texas
Comments: Godspeed to all the firefighters, professional and volunteer. My prayers are with you and all the citizens of California who have had losses in this terrible time.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mario
City: Highland
Comments: you firefighters stand along the heros from 9/11. Thank you , keep sage and God bless.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: BOBBI
City: Hesperia
Comments: YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST! MAY THE LORD BLESS & KEEP YOU ALL SAFE.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Darla Donahue
City: Ventura, CA
Comments: Our prayers go out to Firefighter/Paramedic, Steve Turner, and the rest of the Lake Arrowhead crew fighting the blaze up near Hwy 18 and also to all fire crews from other counties and states. THANK YOU all for your courage & hard work. And especially we are praying for YOUR HOMES to be spared. The winds have changed and we're praying for a miracle to keep the flames away from the homes in Running Springs! You're doing the best you can and may God bless you with all the strength you need. XOXO to all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jo Smith
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments: I think that you are all doing all that you can to protect our lives and our earthly treasures (our Natl. Forests) I pray that the Lord will continue to keep you safe and bless you 10x over and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Vadim Birman
City: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: Thank you very much for all your hard work. It means a lot for everybody here. Stay safe and G-d Bless.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Dawson Family
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: Thank you from my heart to all the firefighters, CalTrans, volunteers, and every single person out there who is helping fight these fires or helping the families who are now homeless. I cannot put into words what is in my heart. Be careful and God Bless you, you are all truly angels.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Liz
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS HOW THANKFUL I AM. MAY THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL-SAFE. GOD BLESS ALWAYS!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Peggy Dillaman
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments: Words cannot express my gratitude for all you do, including risking your own lives in order to keep others safe. May God watch over you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Byron Jones and Family
City: Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri
Comments: While serving in the military, its hard not being home with family members, but we wanted to take this opportunity to THANK ALL OF YOU for protecting the home front. You are in a difficult battle and we pray that God will protect you and guide you. I am not in fear for the lives of our family in Hesperia and Victorville because I know that there are men and women working to maintain the threat and if it becomes too great and they have to leave, let it be known that you have fought your hardest.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Larry Slonim
City: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Comments: I have tremendous respect for the work you all do, and the enormous challenge you have in trying to defend peoples properties in the face of the overwhelming danger of firestorms. Even though my home is nowhere near any of the threatened areas, I want you to know that your nearly herculean efforts of trying to save homes and businesses is not taken for granted by me, or my wife, Susan. Please don't give up on yourselves or the situation, but also don't try to be overly heroic and sacrfice your life. Use the good sense God gave you, and get out of the way when necessary, so that you can return to fight the good fight, and return to family and friends.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Call Family / former S.B.
City: Kinsley,KANSAS
Comments: BORN AND RAISED IN FONTANA/SAN BERNARDINO AREA, THAT HAD BEEN HOME FOR OER 40 YEARS. I HAVE BECOME AN E.M.T.I SO THAT I COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE. AND I HAVE, BUT YOU DO SO MUCH MORE.....YOUR SERVICES WILL ALWAYS BE NEEDED AND SO GREATLY APPRICIATED. WE MOVED TO KANSAS A FEW YEARS AGO BUT YOU ARE PROTECTING SO MANY OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND DEAR FRIENDS. WE KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU SO YOU CAN KEEP UPP THE GREAT WORK. DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR EXTRA HELP, ITS OUT THERE AND JUST WAITING FOR THE WORD FROM YOU GUYS, EVEN OUT HERE IN KANSAS......GODS SPEED...DEBBIE CALL AND FAMILY

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Frank Baker
City: Angelus Oaks CA
Comments: Thanks for your marathon efforts against an overwhelming monster. I hope we get some help from the weather soon!! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay Safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Theresa Nelson
City: Forest Falls, Ca
Comments: Thank you for everyone for your vallant efforts to save "our" mountain. Be safe, your safety is the most important factor to us all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Richard and Lynn Delk
City: Hesperia, CA
Comments: You are doing a wonderful job & we are so grateful for all you've done. Our hearts and prayers are with each of you and we are praying for God to give you the strength to carry on! We know you are exhausted from all your unselfish work, and hopefully you can find a way to get some rest soon. Sincerely, Richard & Lynn Delk

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Superior Medical
City: San Bernardino
Comments: As a company, we want to thank all of the firefighters that have been working day and night to keep our homes and the homes of our patients safe. This thank you extends out to their families as well. Our prayers are with all of you. May God return you all safely to your families. Sincerely, The Employees of Superior Medical (San Bernardino, San Diego, and Palm Springs)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: nica
City: victorville,ca
Comments: You are asked to do a job that we all too often take for granted until a disaster like this happens. I appreciate all that you do whether in times of disaster or everyday activities. Thank you and may your guardian angel keep you safe. God bless all of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Linda Rice
City: Running Springs, CA.
Comments: Thank you for all your help. I don't know If my house is safe or not. Regardless of the outcome we thank you for everything that you have done. We love you all. Thanks again. May god bless you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marcia DuBois
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: We are team members (in the cafeteria)at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga,Calif.We would all just like to say how very much we appriciate you for your valiant efforts to keep us safe from these devastating fires. You are in our thoughts and constant Prayers for your own safety. A Big Thanks to your families for loaning you to us. GOD BE WITH YOU! GEORGIA, ROSIE, MARCIA & DAVID

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dana Sweany
City: Martinez, CA
Comments: My husband is fighting in the Cedar fire and although I miss him very much I am very proud of his bravery. My heart is beaming with pride. All of the crews out there are heros! May God Bless them all and bring rain!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Chris Rowe
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Comments: I am a FireFighter with LACO Fire Department on injury leave. I am at a lose not able to be up there helping all of you. You have done it again. Distinguished yourselves as a proud and great profession. I am humbled to a part of such a magnificient "Brotherhood". Be safe and "Well Done".....Chris Rowe

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Regina Vasquez
City: San Bernardino
Comments: I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of those that have assisted in keeping our community safe. (All Firefighters and Safety Officers). And a special thank you to the volunteers that have come forward to help during this devastating time. Also, thank you to All Cal Trans workers, Utility company workers and City Officials. Thank you, thank you from my whole family!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kathy Knox
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: Thank you so much. You protected my son's home in Upland. You and your families are all in our thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. God bless.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tina Wyrembek
City: Riverside, CA
Comments: Want to thank each and everyone who is working so hard. I have a cabin in Big Bear. I pray all of the workers to stay safe. You have no idea how frightened I am deep inside. I am more worried about all the volunteers putting their lives in jeopardy. I can always rebuild. It is such a shame that someone could set a fire to such a tranquil place that God gave us to enjoy. I greatly appreciate all your dedication. Thank you again from my heart.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Monica Meade
City: Long Beach, CA
Comments: Thank you for your tireless efforts to control this deadly fire. My family has a home in Twin Peaks. It's in the line of the fire. We understand how difficult it is to fight this fire.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Wil Pair
City: Fontana/Ca
Comments: I thank God for all of you brave men and the sacrifices you make to save lives and property. I served in combant in Korea and Vietnam, and I know what it means to go days and even weeks without much rest, but if you are dedicated to what you are doing the body somehow finds the strength to keep you going. I pray that God will protect you during these trying times.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kelly Marie Chew
City: Reno, NV
Comments: Thank you very much for all you have done to try to put an end to this devastation. My Grandfather is one of the people that has been evacuated from his home and has no where to go. At the time of the evacuation, he was scared and did not know where he could go. He was directed by a firefighter simply known as "Chris" - and was given as detailed information as was available at the time. He has since returned to find that his home was in fact part of the fire and he has lost everything, including two beloved pets. I just wish to thank you for helping to direct him away from harm - we (his family) will take over from here. Respectfully, Kelly Marie

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cindy
City: Garden Grove, CA
Comments: God Bless and Thank all of you for all your effort and hardwork. I am from a fire fighting family and want you to know how much we appriciate you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Colt Scott
City: Costa Mesa, CA
Comments: May God Bless you and protect you as you work so hard to protect life and property... You are awesome, a gift from Heaven. :)

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: THE MCCONNELL FAMILY
City: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA
Comments: THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OUT THERE FIGHTIING THE FIRES. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TOO US. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. THANK YOU!!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tina Paine
City: Fallbrook< Ca
Comments: I am a mother of a San Diego Firefighter/paramedic and a very proud one at that. I don't know what any of us would do without our firefighters they are so very brave to fight these horrible fires we have in both Southern California my prayers are with all of them everyday for their safety and my prayers are with everyone who has lost their home God Bless You all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tiffany Stone
City: Apple Valley California
Comments: I just wanted to Thank all the Firefighters for there help. They have a very hard and dangerous job my heart goes out to you all. I pray for all of you men and woman out there trying to save our homes and lives. May Gods Angels be with you all and watch over you and may all this be over so everyone can go back home and be with there families. For those that caan't go back home may God be with you to help you start again.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Carlye Brown
City: Yucaipa, Ca
Comments: Thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gloria Flores
City: San Jose, CA
Comments: Thank you to all the firefighters fighting fires in Calif. My prayers and positive thoughts are going your way. Be safe! Pls know that we all appreciate all your hard work!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Barbara Coffing
City: Mentone, Ca.
Comments: Thanks so much you guys! I wish there was something I could do to help. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I want you to know how much I appreciate what you are doing. God bless you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joe Peters
City: Big Bear
Comments: you are heroes. be proud. thank you so much.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lisa Bratley
City: Chesapeake, VA
Comments: Thank you to the fire fighters who are protecting my family members in Hesperia, Fontana and San Diego while I am on the other side of the country. My prayers are w/ you for strenght, endurance and FAITH.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Carol Ann
City: Whittier, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for everything you are doing for us. Please, be careful too, as we can not afford to be without you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Takimoto Family
City: Sherman Oaks, CA
Comments: You'll never know how thankful we all are to have such brave and dedicated men and women fighting the fires. You are all in our prayers! Stay Strong!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Stephanie Fluitt
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments: Bless your hearts! We appreciate all you are doing, and we pray for you and your efforts. Please stay safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joe & Gloria Medina
City: Running Springs, CA
Comments: Our prayers are with your safety first. Thank you so much for your tireless efforts in trying to save our mountain community and properties. God Bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Brookes Family
City: Feasterville, PA
Comments: May God Bless you all (and your families) and keep you safe. Thank you for your hard work in keeping our friends and family in California safe from harm.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lyn
City: Victorville, CA
Comments: Thank you for being there and doing such a magnificent job!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Swansons
City: lake arrowhead
Comments: THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO SAVE OUR HOME OUR HOME IS AT 29245 LAKE VIEW DRIVE IN CEDAR GLEN. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND OUR HOMES AND COMMUNATY

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Olivia
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: Thank you for saving the homes and lives of my friends and relatives. God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Diana Foss
City: San Jose
Comments: I'm thinking about you all of the time. Please stay safe and know that all of California is grateful to you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Colleen Lister
City: Escondido, CA
Comments: Thank you to all the firefighters and support people who are working so diligently. Please ignore the negative comments from those who are less appreciative. You are truly heroes and your sacrifices are incredible! May God grant you safety and supernatural strength. May He give us mercy to get these fires out quickly.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Steve & Joanie Carter
City: Running Springs, CA
Comments: Please, please be careful, and realize that there are many people very grateful for your efforts. You are hero's to people like us whose house and properties you are fighting to protect. THANK YOU

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Bob & Kim
City: Mission Viejo, CA
Comments: Hang tough, stay hydrated, watch each other's backs, and remember that we are sending you all our love and support and positive vibes.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jan
City: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Comments: I cannot tell you what heroes you are. We can only pray from a distance for all of you and the victims of this fire. God Bless You!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Carmela
City: Redlands, CA
Comments: Yesterday I was inspired to write to our Governor and our President. I hope all who read this will do the same. We have history in the making and Heros living among us. One national holiday is only a start for our children, the their children to understand the honorable, heroic profession of Firefighting...but let us start there. I would like the world to know how proud Americans are by nominating a National Firefighter's Day.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Victor & Angela Auberry
City: Victorville, CA.
Comments: To all the firefighters out there doing a remarkable job, our prayers go out to you and your families. We firmly believe that God will help you and let the fires be contained in time. Thanks for you hard work and dedication in what you are doing to protect this community from the wildfires. May God bless all of you and be with you in this time. Great Job!!!! Keep up the good work because it will all come back to you ten fold or even better.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: patty
City: yucaipa
Comments: THANK YOU!!!!!Thank you for all the courageous efforts being made to save all the homes and our forest. You all are the greatest heroes ! We salute you and pray that God be with you and keep you safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Caryn Halm
City: Adelanto, Ca.
Comments: Thank you to all the men and women who work so hard to ensure our safety at times like this. You are very much appreciated always. THANK YOU.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cyrena and Larry Davis
City: East Highlands Ranch/California
Comments: To all the 100's of fire fighters and support teams...thank you from the bottom of our hearts for not only saving our home but for saving all of our family and friends home. We grew up in the Noth End of SB and our home was damaged in the Panarama Fire 23 yrs ago. You saved it then and saved it again this time. Now we are in the East Highland Ranch and you saved our home there! Thank you, thank you, thank you. We know that you and your support can only do so much and we thank you for every effort that you make. We understand that you cannot save "everybody" but we know that you are trying....that's what is important. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those that have suffered and home loss, and be thankful that you came out with your lives. Cyrena, Larry, Aubree and Austin Davis

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Williford Family
City: Fontana, California
Comments: We just want to say THANK YOU so much for risking your lives to save ours. We all know that you are exhausted and we wish that there was some way that we could assist you. Please know that you are our HEROS and are in our prayers. Hang tough!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Monique
City: San bernardino
Comments: I want to thank the rescue workers putting their lives on the line for our homes and safety. I pray Gods protection over them, as they continue to battle, even though some of them have lost their very own homes. Once again, thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: greta covarrubias
City: california
Comments: Thank you, thank you, thank you, can't say it enough. You are our heroes, we appreciate your exausting work and courage. You are in my prayers that god may keep you save while battling these fires.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mel & Linda Brown
City: Rathdrum, ID
Comments: Thanks for being so dedicated to your work. Please be careful. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Art Yero
City: Upland Ca
Comments: I know that you men and women have been working yourselfs to death. I just want to say "Thank You" for tall the hard work that you have put into these fires. With people like you choosing to have this profession, we know that we will be safe and you will do all you can to the best of your ability to insure our safety. God Bless all of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Carole Murdoch Cave/Vancouver, WA
City: Vancouver, WA
Comments: Please people call your News stations down there and ask them to keep there reporters a very safe distance from the action. I know they have to do their jobs, but hindering the jobs of our firefighters is not the way to do it. Blocking the fire engines is just to close. Let our men and women concentrate on the fires not rescuing you because you had to get the story. Chuck Henry, thank God and that wonderful firefighter who may have been my brother in law that you are safe and sound. I watched you for years when I lived in San Bernardino. Please lets everyone learn from this incident. Stay Back. you all are in our prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Art and Donna Aguirre
City: Inglewood, CA
Comments: We want to thank each and every one of you. You are definately our HEROS. You have all put your lives on the line more than once and you have all returned to do it all over again. You will never know how much you all have touched the lives of every one in the world. You all deserve far more lthan you receive. We hope and pray that it will all end soon so you all can get home and back to a normal life. You all have prepard for such diasters but no one is really ready when disaster hits. Except you guys. Thank you for all your efforts we know that they are greatly appreciated by everyone. May God Bless and keep you all safe. Art and Donna

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mark
City: LA/CA
Comments: I wish I could dig in with you guys, as a former grad of washington state fire school, and the slop-overs we experienced in New Mexico (los alamos) my thoughts, prayers, and wishes are with you guys, thanks for the long hours, and the sucky lunches!! Everybody loves you guys!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Linda AGE 15
City: Hesperia CA.
Comments: hey peeps! Whats going on i am very happy that you are all doing this! Without you we would be in some mighty BIG trouble! I hope you are all alright i will pray for you and your famileies as well as everyone who has lost homes and family members my thoughs and prayers are with you! my turn to evacuate Bye!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rosalyn Hairston
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Comments: You all proven once again that firefighting is the most courageous and noble profession there is. Thank you for being the heroes of California, today and everyday. I am a Southern Californian by birth. My prayers go out to you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Stan & Lynette Hodge
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: Thank you to the U.S. Forest Service for their dedication and bravery. I am proud to say my children work for the Forest Service. Thank you to all fire fighters, the Air Tanker Base, and all support personnel. May God be with you all and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Nicki Fleming
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: Please know that you are thought of and covered in prayer. Many friends and families of ours have been effected by this fire and we thank you for all your efforts. You are to be commended on your strength and courage..........In the name of Jesus I lift up each and every person involved in the efforts to contain this fire Lord and I plea the blood of Jesus over each and every one of them from their heads to their toes over their minds, spirits, hearts, bodies and souls. I pray for supernatural favor over them and supernatural strength. I pray for a spirit of courage and peace to blanket them as they fight on our behalf and that all your plans and purposes go forward Lord and that the enemies plans and purposes be denied, broken and rebuked in the name of Jesus. Refresh their bodies, minds and spirits Lord and send your mighty waring angels that concern each one of them to cover them where they are, the enviornment they are in and the property/foundation they are on. Let these angels fight beside them and take charge of the situation bringing it to complete control. I honor and praise you Lord and pray this in your name. Amen......We continue to pray for you through out the day and the days to come. Be strong and of courage YOU are MIGHTY and have a legion of angels with you during this time and each and every time you go out. Thank you so much and bless you and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Denise & Dusty Peters
City: Yucaipa, CA
Comments: We cannot thank all the firefighters and support personnel enough for their dedication and selflessness. We are praying for you and for your families. God bless you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kathe Silva
City: Walnut California
Comments: I don't live in any of the danger zones, but I feel for the people who do. I also appreciate what all of the emergency people are doing. Please accept my heartfelt thanks and gratitude. The work you do is priceless. Thank you for protecting the rest of us.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Wood Family
City: Hesperia \ Orange
Comments: To all the fire fighters that are hard at work, Thank you! Thank you! I wish there was more I could do and or say... You are so appreciated. Not just through this.. but all the time. Thank you to your families for the support that they give you. As a wife and mother I thank you! Becareful!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Daniel
City: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for your bravery and determination in trying to save our homes and lives this last week. I know everyone is very grateful to have you all out there risking your lives to keep us safe. You are in our thoughts!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Shelley Housh
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: My house is still standing. I cannot express in words how completely grateful I am to the men and women on the frontlines. As I watch them on tv I cannot imagine how utterly exhausted they are, yet they continue on - not giving up, so I may have a place to eventually go home to. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: cab
City: yucaipa/big bear
Comments: Thanks to the men on the lines. Are the Forest Service incompetents going to put ANY air support to stop this fire or are they just going to let the entire forest and every dwelling burn to the ground? These people are a disgrace to the true heroes on the ground with the hoses and shovels.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Chris & Denise Lehmann
City: Rialto, Ca & Spain
Comments: It is so hard to understand how a person(s) can do this to all that we Charish. My Husband and I are stationed in Spain and are families live in Rialto. We hope for the best in lives but with my father who just died August, I don't think my Mother can Handle this too. So to ALL The FireFighters in SoCal You Have a very Big Part of My HEART. Be Safe and Alive, Denise & Chris

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: priscilla vasquez
City: apple valley
Comments: Dear Fire Fighters, I want to thank you for all of the efforts put forth towards putting out these massive fires...I can't imagine the strength it must take to do your job...I have just heard word that the fires are getting closer to my community and there may be an evacuation soon...I keep my strength in knowing that God is right here by our side..."Dear Lord, Thank you for the strength you have given the wonderful men and women that are fighting these horrible fires, I pray that you lift up the spirits of those in need or that may be suffering, Come into their hearts and let them know that You will never leave there side...Keep them strong in knowing that above all human strength ,You Lord, are the only one that can stop this...I love you with all my heart Lord and I pray for the lives and safty of everyone involved...In Jesus' precious name ...Amen"

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rick Elliott
City: Twin Peaks/CA
Comments: I'm a soldier in Iraq right now and I've been following the fire at incidentcontrol. I really appreciate you guys and girls trying to save my house. I don't know the status at this time but I know you've done the best you could and maybe even better. I know you've given all you could. My wife, kids and I thank you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: D. Brewer
City: Westfield, MA
Comments: Thank you firefighters for your ongoing fight against this nature's fury. We have been intensely watching your efforts as we have property in Crestline, and feel badly for all those who have had to suffer their losses. God be with you as you plow forward and please stay safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Phillips family
City: Amherst,OH
Comments: We used to live in Lake Arrowhead and want to thank everyone who is working to save what they can of the property and surroundings of those we know and love that are still there. May God bless all of you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Debbie
City: Lathrop, Calif
Comments: I would like to thank you at this time for saving Camp Privika. Our kids are safe in Malibu and studying hard to become the next generation of leaders. All were hard hit when they found that they could not return to Northwestern Prep. They were concerned about the Little Dwarf Horse that was found. When they found that you all made a base camp at the school they were all thankful. Alot of the 95 students that were at the school were from out of state. They are all trying to get into a Militaary Academy, They have learned a great deal about hardships, frienships and how to work as a team. We all Thank you for taking a stand and fighting the fires. God Bless you all and stay safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tena
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: To all the brave Firefighters out there, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving our neighborhood in the North end of San Bernardino on Saturday. Please be safe out there.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mr. Chao's 5th period class
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: We want to thank anyone who is ivolved in fighting fires in California. We will be keeping you in our prayers and hope the fire will be out soon. God Blessed!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marcy Bucy
City: Sunland, CA
Comments: Thank you so much for all you do - You put your lives on the line everyday for people you don't even know - and that is truly appreciated more than you know

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kim Kennedy
City: Irvine, CA
Comments: There are no adequate words to express sincere gratitude to all the selfless firefighters and those that support their efforts behind the scenes. You truly are all heroes. May God Bless you and keep you safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jaimee Ruiz
City: Victorville, CA
Comments: I cannot begin to let you all know how much you are appreciated and loved. Thank-you's just don't seem like they are enough. How can the residents of California ever re-pay you for putting your life on the line, and your genuine thoughtfulness. Your forever support and love, Jaimee Ruiz

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Becca
City: San Brenardino/East Highlands
Comments: As a lifetime resident of San Bernardino (39yrs.) I would like to thank the heroes that stuck it out in the back yard of my mothers northend home of 34 years and stopped the fire only a few feet from burning her home to the ground. A huge thank you for all of the fire fighting in East Highlands (where I moved 1 month ago). To all of the brave heroes on the front lines: the fire, sheriff, police, CDF, hot shots, highway patrol, pilots, emergency personnel, volunteers and the agencies from other areas of the state and out of state agencies...... a billon thanks. God bless all of you and keep you safe. You are in our prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marla Henderson
City: Bradenton, Florida
Comments: I just wanted to say thank you to all the firefighters who are helping control these awful fires. My heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one or their home. It is nice how people come together in a time of crisis to help no matter what. Kudos to you guys. Your the best.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: jenny bouvier
City: Apple Valley, CA
Comments: You guys and gals are doing a great job, without you there would be no homes in san bernardino del rosa area.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Maria Rosales
City: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: Thank you - you are true heroes please know that your hard work is very much appreciated

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Danielle, age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear fire Fighters, I am so happy that you are trying hard at the fire because the fire is hard I no but when the fire is still there I will helep you with the fire. Then I will get some food for you when I grow up and I will find that man that how did that fire and put him in gaill then if you are tiyerd I will give you a blanket. Then if you are tiyerd I will put my friends with you so we could help you with the fire.When we are done with the fire I will be so happy. Then I am going to take a picther of us with the fire gone and put us in a flag so people could be happy. I am going to cry because I am happy that the fire is gone. Thank you Fire Fighters I love you so much for me I will keep it in my hart Fire Fighters.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Aman,age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Thank you for telling us that there is a fire or we were going to be sick.Also,thanks that you saved the people out of there house or they were going to die.It is really hard work like yours because it is fire and fire is really bad for people.But some of the people out there died because they were scared.I can feel that you are doing really hard work for everyone.But I'm glad that you were there.If you weren't it was going to be bad.You got to do a lot of work because there are four or more fires.People are feeling really bad because mabey there houses were millions of dollors.I can believe you are doing really hard work.I was freaked out when I saw the fire.But the fire was far away.We are sorry to make you work hard.Thank you for saving our life and others.It is bad luck for everyone who has fire in frnt of them.I know you got to do hard work for a long time.The important thing is to sleep long and to eat a lot.I know it's sad because you don't get to see your family.Thanks for keeping us safe and others.Keep your self safe to.Thank you really much. Thank you, Aman

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Delina, age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank`s for saving lives and tring hard to get the fires off. Thank`s because the fires is close to us but our houses are not berning. I wish that all the firefihters that are working hard could stop that fires .I wach all the nights the news and I have seen that you have worked really hared with out water or food. Please don`t give up you know that you could stop that fires. Thanks for stopping that fire.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ed Hiles
City: Mentone, CA
Comments: I would like to Thank all of the Firefighters who are putting their lives on the line to save the lives and livelyhood of the many thousands of strangers who are in the path of these tragic fires. You are a rare breed of "HERO" and I can rest easier knowing that my two children, not to mention thousands of others are being protected by such bravery and dedication for our safety. God Bless all of you. May he protect you with the same strength and devotion you have given for us. P.S. I would also like to send a special Thank You to all of the people who are supporting our firefighters efforts, God Bless.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Matthew, age 9
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear Firefighers, Thanks for saving alot of lifes from those people who got their house on fire and I thank you guys for saving many people who caught their homes on fire.Firefighters do you know that maybe many of those people who got their homes on fire maybe the people must of turn on the stove maybe thats why their houses got on fire.I just can't believe that over one thousand houses got caught on fire and sixteen people died. You fire fighters save the day. Matthew

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mariana, age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Thank you for saving all those homes that been distroyed and all those pepole that been sad of their home's that beendistroyed. I hope that men stops putting all those fires that mack pepole die and get asma and get sick of all those fires.I hope they get that men and arest him for costing all that fire and macking you gies woek so hard to stop that fire. And I fell sory for you gies not geting some sleep so much so don't give up!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lesly G, age 9
City: fontana
Comments: Dear FireFighters, Thank you for helping us you are very thank from my class.You are save us.You help peolp home you help them get thre safe and pet you are nice to us and thank you for helping us a lost of home.Thank you from helping us.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Elizabeth, age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear Firefighters, Thankyou for trying to stop the fire.Are you doing evrything you could do. I no it is hard to work like that.I hope you could turn all of that fire off. That way we dont move. From Elizabeth

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Leslie, age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear Firefighter, Thanks for saving lots of lives in this city Fontana.You work hard not eazy.Is it dificuit to put out fire.Is it hard to save all those pepol.You are the best firefighter ever. siciriey Lesle,

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Michelle
City: Hopewell Junction,NY
Comments: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the valiant and selfless effort you are making to save the lives and property of my brothers in Devore and San Diego, CA. I know you are exhausted and understaffed and yet you fight on. We owe you so much!!! Stay safe and know that you are appreciated more than words could ever express.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: George, age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for helping to put out the fire. I think you are exhausted from the fire. You been working four or 5 days. I think some of the people lost their homes from the fire. Some of the people died from the fire. Some of the house got on fire.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Edgar, age 8
City: Fontana
Comments: Dear firefighters, I'm very happy for you.I'm glad you saved the people that needed your help.Some peoples houses burnd doun to the ground.Over a thousand houses burnd.About six teen people died.Yesterday in T.J. a new fire came ther.Ther are ten fires in calaforna.You firefighters are heorose. Sincerly, Edgar P.S.When I grow up I want to be a firefighter just like you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jefferie
City: Corona, Cal
Comments: Hey,Firefighters, You guys are the very best.. Please be safe and I am keeping your safety in my thoughts and prayers. May God reward you generously!!! Jefferie.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Hannah, age 8
City: fontana
Comments: Dear firefighter, thanks for puting out the fires on the house .I hope you get all of the fires out becaus the bad air.Abecaus if you get the fires out all of could breth good air.You are good firefghters to get the fires out so thing for every thing. Because if you get the fire out you will get to sleep good all night so get the fires out.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Chuck & Stef Crist & Family
City: Vista, CA
Comments: To all the firefighters and support personnel who have been battling the fires: Thank you so much for all your hard work in saving people's lives and homes!!! We appreciate all you are doing, and know you must be exhausted. You all are in our continued prayers for your safety and strength to continue. We have a cabin in Big Bear and many friends and neighbors in that area. Also many friends have been affected by the San Diego fires. Again, a heartfelt THANKS for battling these blazes and for protecting us and our loved ones!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Samantha-jo, age 8
City: fontana
Comments: Dear Firefighters I would thanck you for saving my home. Thanck you for saving my family and my pet from the fire and thanck you for saving my old stuff that I gave to my pranets. Iam srorry that sixteen dead.And somany homes that got brund down.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Thomas L Crist SR
City: Lancaster,Ohio
Comments: Thank "GOD"we have so many caring and loving folk's.I just want to thank every one that is helping.The firefighters,the law inforcement agencies and every one.I just went through these wonderfull psges.It' is so great for our country.When the chips are down,we [most]of us care.We pray for each other and thats the binding for us.Just wanted to say your all in my prayers,here in Ohio.May "GOD"bless every,one.Stay safe,and love one an other.Tom Cris SR

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Leslie, age 8
City: fontana/
Comments: Dear firefighters, Who ever did this crime will pay .I'm sorry thatpoeples lost there homes,I feel sorry for them If I was a firefighter I will be a hero. My friend Edger wants to be a firefighter when he grows up,just like the other firefighters.Insted of being a firefighter you should be a hero of fighting crime and pertect the cityand kill crime,but sometimes is not easy to be a hero,so you should care.For goodness says we should be a hero for justes for all.And thank you very much. sincerly,Leslie

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Andrew, age 8
City: fontana
Comments: Dear firefighter, thank you for helping us put out the fires. I respect you guys for what you have done. If I was the bad guy I would not be writing to you right now.If I saw you guys rig ht now I would give you food and water.If you were near my house would let you stay the night.I want to be like you guys. I will never quite my job of being a firefighter.PS you guys are the best!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christain, age 8
City: fontana
Comments: Dear firefighters, Thank you for putting out the fire in the mountians.We like what you are doing for us we appreciate what you doing.I hope you guys can find the one who started the fire.How much water would need to put out the fire.I hope no more people die anymore.I hope you guys have a hard time putting out that raging fire.I hope you guys have enough water.I hope you guys don't give up.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Terri Ray
City: Dublin, Ohio
Comments: Thank you to all of the firefighters working so hard to fight the wild fires. I really appreciate all that you are doing. My Grandmother lives in Highland, CA and we are fortunate that you have been so helpful in keeping her safe and unharmed. My prayers go out to all of you. Thank You!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Thelma
City: Riverside, CA
Comments: I am not close to the fires but i have seen the results and i want to let all of you know that no matter what you can always be very proud of the job you have done. May God Bless & Keep you safe. Thank You

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cindy Walters & Family
City: Upland CA
Comments: THANK YOU, TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE, TO SAVE HOMES IN ALL OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU, AND YOUR FAMILIES, FOR ALLOWING YOU TO HELP ALL OF US, THAT HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THESE FIRES. THANK YOU AGAIN, YOU ARE TRUE HEROES!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: David Maya
City: N. San Bernardino, California
Comments: Bravery, Heroism, Men of Superior Faith - may your reward come to you ten fold for your unselfish devotion to your profession. Firemen whether they be in New York or in California are MEN OF CHARACTER! We thank you, and we pray for your safety as well as your loved ones. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mike Lerma
City: Pomona, CA
Comments: Firefighters and all of the people involved in this battle against the fire. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. It is very much appreciated. You helped keep my sister's, my cousin's, and my best friend's home from burning down. For that I am so thankful. Keep up the great and hard work. You know that all of you will prevail against the fire. Thanx again!!!!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Ranos Family
City: Temecula, California
Comments: To the CDF across all of California. a heartfelt thanks for all you do. To the many departments that have come from many states, thank you. Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Thank you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Crystal Luna
City: Hesperia, CA
Comments: I'd just like to say thank you to all the fire fighters out there, keeping us as safe as they can! If it wasn't for them the whole California would be burnt down. So just thank you and GOD BLESS!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Christine
City: Belmont, California
Comments: Thank you!! My parents, sister, brothers, nieces, nephews and other relatives are in your hands! Since I'm in Nor Cal I feel so helpless. Thank you for all your hard work and help to save their homes and save the homes of everyone affected by these fires!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Crissss
City: Riverside
Comments: I know how hard you are working with little food or rest and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for saving so many structures and lives, and FIGHT ON!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dina Vigil
City: Adelanto, CA
Comments: Thank you so much to all of you who put your lives on the line to save others. You are the true American Heroes. There simply aren't words to adequately express my gratitude and admiration for you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Dianne
City: San Diego, CA
Comments: This is a thank you for ALL firefighters and support personnel that have worked to save the communities and families in Southern California. I grew up in LA area, spent many summers/Thanksgiving in Big Bear and now live in San Diego. Thank you for protecting my current community as well as those communities that I have had the pleasure of growing up in. Dianne - San Diego

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jane Larson
City: Santa Rosa, CA
Comments: Thank you to all the brave firemen who never give up. You must be so exhausted. It must be disheartening to lose so many homes, but we all know you have given your best. Mother Nature is sometimes just too big for us. God bless, take care and get some rest. Your lives are so important. Thank you a million times.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Charley
City: West Covina/CA
Comments: It's hard to express the amount of repect and admiration I have for all of you. It is truely amazing to me that people like you have so much heart and such determination to put yourselves in front of something that can take lives. My heart goes out to all of those who are being affected by this tragedy. God bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Mary Moore
City: Litchfield Park, AZ
Comments: God has bless us with wonderful dedicated men and women like you to keep us safe and protect us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you work effortlessly to contain and put out this horrific fire. Again, you show us what you are made of. You FireFighters and Support Peronnel are just awesome. We thank you from all over this great country. We ask God to protect each of you. THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Amanda
City: Victorville
Comments: Your heroic efforts are greatly appreciated and truley amazing. My thoughts are with every firefighter and may you all return to your loved ones soon. Please be safe while protecting each other and the lives of strangers. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ashley Peoples
City: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Comments: I want to thank you for risking your lives to save others. Thanks so much and God bless you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Marcine Kraft
City: Freeport, Illinois
Comments: I am truley grateful for all the men & women that are putting their lives on the line to try & save the lives & homes of others. My son & "expecting" daughter-in-law live in Crestline THANKYOU !!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Janalee Mallett & family
City: Apple VAlley, CA
Comments: I want to express my deepest thanks to all the fire, police, and emergency personell that have been working so hard to save the homes and properties of my various friends. So far, none of my family members have had to worry about these things. My dad and uncle were firefighters back in Ohio where I grew up, so I know firsthand how your family members are being effected. My Monday night class at Azusa Pacific University-Victorville also is praying for your safe return. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Valerie Parmenter
City: Highland, CA
Comments: Thanks so much to all of you for your hard work and efforts - you were able to protect our home and the home of our son, his wife and our two grandchildren. Stay safe and God Bless....you're in our prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: KYRA
City: Highland, CA
Comments: MAY GOD BLESS AND PROTECT THESE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN. CAPT. TOM MEARS, BR SAFE, AND COME HOME SOON. I MISS YOU.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Natalie
City: Yorba Linda, CA
Comments: Just wanted to express how grateful I am for all that you guys do. For taking chances with your own lives so that you may protect and save the homes and land of perfect strangers. You guys are truely amazing! Keep up the great work and I will keep you guys in my prayers. Thank you!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Theresa Larrey
City: San Diego, California
Comments: Thank you all for all you have done to protect the citizens of the state of California. God bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: DEBBIE
City: yucaipa
Comments: WE ALL NEED TO PRAY FOR THE SAFTEY OF OUR FIREFIGTHER THIS IS MORE THEN JUST A WILDLAND FIRE THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS FIRE SO BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP OR JUST SIT IN THOUGHT OF ALL THIS, SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR FIREFIGTHERS ON THESE FIRES FOR THERE SAFE RETURN TO THERE FAMILIES...

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lowanna
City: Diamond Bar CA
Comments: God Bless all firefighters,those working behind the scenes, and familes affected directly and indirectly. Newscasters, please use discretion, safety common sense, and sensitivity so that the firefighters do not have the additional burden of supervising your efforts to get the close and up front "story".

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Hall Family
City: Hesperia, CA
Comments: We would like to commend all of the firefighters and personnel that are putting their own lives on the line to help those of us in need of help. We would also like to give an extra thank you to those firefighters that have run into burning houses to save what they felt the owners would have saved had they had the time. This is above and beyond the call of a firefighters duty! You guys are heros to more people then you can possibly imagine.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Kim, Weston and Makenna
City: Santa Cruz
Comments: Hi Daddy! We miss you and are worried about you! Be careful and come home soon! We are proud that you are helping fight the fires! Love, your family

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Evelyn Torres
City: hesperia/ca
Comments: i just want to thank all of the emergency crew.and the firefigther,they are doing a great job.also the news people for keeping us inform.thank you so much GOD bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ana
City: Alta Loma, CA
Comments: Thank you for your hard work, dedication and bravery in protecting the lives and property of those you have sworn to protect and don't even know.I really appreciate each and every one of you. You are doing an unbelievable job in protecting lives and property.It is amazing that there has been so little loss of life considering the amount of acreage burned. The plans of evacuation you institute have been keeping us safe and we thank you for your organization and swift implementation of them. I pray that God grants all of you safety, strength and endurance as you work for us. I know how hard you work, and what you're risking to keep everyone safe. There will never be "thank you" enough. My prayers go out to all the families that have been devistated by the loss of their homes. Put your trust in the Lord and he will help see you through this devastating time.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: lisa krystal donley
City: ca/hesperia
Comments: thank you for every thing you did for us and are nation. god bless

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Colleen Kirkpatrick
City: Rialto, CA
Comments: I just want to say thanks to the firefighters who work so hard to keep everyone's home from burning. My family has been affected in one way or another by this disaster, but because of the heroism of these people, they haven't lost anything unlike so many people have. God bless each and every one of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jodie
City: San Bernardino, CA
Comments: There are not enough words to explain the heart felt gratitude and thanks that I feel for all the firefighters out there! The courage, bravery, and strength that you all have shown is unbelievable to me. Bless you all and may you all come home safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rudy & Linda
City: CrestLine, CA
Comments: Thank you seems very small in a way to express how we feel. Alot of you are facing the same loss we are but are putting your life on the life to fight this. We can't say how much we appricate all you do right now and every day. God bless and keep you all safe.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ellen Schuler
City: Apple Valley, CAd
Comments: Bless you all. A special thought of David and Andrew Schuler, fireman in Chino and San Bernardino areas from Aunt Ellen.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Silver Family
City: Rancho Cucamonga
Comments: Just felt the need to say Thanks, to all that worked so hard in our community. While evacuating our brothers family out of hunters ridge Police and FireFighters pulled together as one. Thanks and God Bless. Silver Family

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ellen Schuler
City: Apple Valley, CAd
Comments: Bless you all. A special thought of David and Andrew Schuler, fireman in Chino and San Bernardino areas from Aunt Ellen.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: neisha kiefer
City: fontana
Comments: We do understand that you and your family's are also effected and pray for them and your safty. Again, thank you doesn't cut it but we mean it.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Denise McDonald
City: Sacramento, CA
Comments: Thank you all for your courageous and back-breaking work to fight the fires. I grew up in Running Springs and have family who just evacuated their home in Big Bear. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: The Meyers
City: Fort Atkinson, IA
Comments: THERE ARE NO WORDS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SAY THANK YOU IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY TO ALL EMERGENCY PERSONELL, INCLUDING FIREFIGHTERS, MEDICAL RESPONDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND THE REAL FIRST RESPONDERS - DISPATCHERS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL - AND STAY SAFE. SAN BERNADINO WAS ONCE MY HOME - OUR PRAYERS TO EVERYONE.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Ray Gailey
City: Hesperia,Ca.
Comments: "Our heros"

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Johanna &Nick
City: Big Bear City/CA
Comments: Thank you for all of your help, you guys are doing a wonderful job. Our prayers are with you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: John Mack
City: Alta Loma, Ca.
Comments: My immediate family was directly impacted by the Grand Prix fire. Without the courageous and heroic efforts of both fire and law enforcement personnel, my sister and mother in laws houses would have been lost in the fire. Thank you cannot adequately describe our family's gratitude. Once again, our public safety heroes have been on display. Thank you and god bless !

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jolynn Winters
City: Cherry Valley
Comments: We are sorry for the lost to all that are going through this and pray the end is near. All of you have done a asome job, Thank you Americas Fire Fighters, Your The Best.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Cindy Young
City: Memphis, TN.
Comments: From a survivor of the Panarama fire of 1980, a very big THANK YOU. I now live in Memphis, but still have family in Crestline. May GOD bless you and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Karen & Bud
City: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Comments: "Thank you" seems so inadequate for the valiant efforts of all the brave firefighters battling to save our mountains. God bless every one of you involved---from those fighting the blazes to dispatch to clean-up, etc. Our lives would be changed forever without all of you "in our corner". Our sincerest thanks, Karen, Bud, Cali & the kitties

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Leslie
City: Stanton, CA
Comments: My thoughts and prayers will be with you. God Bless You!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Elizabeth Ansnes
City: Los Gatos, California
Comments: We have been following your courageous work this week as my son lives in the fire area. Thank you for all you are doing.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Martinez Family
City: Fort Irwin
Comments: A BIG God Bless to all our firefighters. Remember that you are also human and homes and structures can be replaced but your lives cannot. Be Safe and all firefighters will be in our prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rose Burnett
City: Castro Valley CA
Comments: Thanks for your persistance and courage fighting off these fires. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Carmel Wolsieffer
City: Hesperia, Ca
Comments: Thanks for your courage and support.God bless you and your families.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: DAN PUISIS
City: STANTON, CA
Comments: THANK YOU. TAKE CARE AND HAVE A GOOD DAY. DAN

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Donna Little
City: Tijeras, NM
Comments: Thank you doesn't seem enough for your hard work and commitment to fighting these horrible fires. I know you are all exhausted and spread very thin. My dad was also a firefighter, so I know the sacrifice you make. All of my family is in California, mostly in San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga, and because of you, they are all safe. God Bless you all!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Chris Wallace
City: Simi Valley
Comments: May you and your family be rewarded a thousand times over for your dedication and kindness. Thank you for all you have done! Words can not express the gratitude we feel.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Joanne Rojas
City: highland, ca
Comments: I want to thank all that have been working to put out these fires, including everyone who help keep us updated on what is going on. Thank you so much for working so hard to keep us safe. God bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Estermyer Family
City: East Highland, Ca
Comments: Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Because of your efforts, all Southern California residents are safer. Thank you for putting your lives on the line, our graditude can never be repaid.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Sandy Wooley
City: Upland-San Antonio Hts, CA
Comments: Our hearts are filled with gratitude and awe. You guys literally saved our house with your bravery and tenacity. May God Bless you and keep you safe!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Shirley Stutson
City: Phelan, Ca.
Comments: You guys saved us in the last fire 3 years ago in the Phelan area. We are in good hands. Thank You So VERY Much.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Jessica Perez
City: hesperia,Ca
Comments: I just want to thank all the firefighter and police officers for everything they are doing to turn off all those fires,they have been working very hard 24/7. Thank you and may god bless you all.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Gloria Hinojos
City: Eagle Rock, CA
Comments: ONLY TWO WORDS TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES; " GOD BLESS "

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: karin mestas
City: san bernardino
Comments: god bless each and every one of you. not only for the work you have done over the last few days but for all you do all year long in keeping us safe. you are the true heros. thank you and may god keep you all safe karin mestas

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Rita Weisz
City: Bismarck, ND
Comments: Just want to let you know that my prayers are with all of you for your safety as you try to protect so many people. My brother-in-law is Peter Hills, so I have a special place in my thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Laurie
City: Hesperia
Comments: To all the fire fighters and police officers doing their job to keep us all save. THANK YOU and GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Lori Eimans
City: Fontana, CA
Comments: You are all a God send and loved and appreciated more than you will ever know. Thank You so much!!!

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003
Name: Tom
City: Tucson,Az
Comments:  I know it's discouraging every time a structure is lost, don't let it get you down, just think about what fires like this used to do and you'll see the difference you make. I know the buildings in areas that were recently wild are a nightmare during a fire, most of us would rather try to french kiss a rattler than face what you've been going through.