Timothy O. Casey
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Timothy O. Casey posted a blog post

You Maybe an Alcoholic Firefighter if you Drink Like This

This is how I as an alcoholic drank off duty and how bad it got, to the point of suicide.http://ineverwantedtobeafirefighter.blogspot.com/See More
Feb 6, 2015
Timothy O. Casey and Richard S. Phelps are now friends
Aug 24, 2014
Richard S. Phelps left a comment for Timothy O. Casey
"Tim - I am a fire Chaplain and wish you the best with your project. I have a focus on firefighters with weight and obesity issues."
Aug 24, 2014
Timothy O. Casey posted a blog post

In Light of Robin Williams Suicide

I know it's been a long time since I've posted but I have been working on a new book and it is almost done. It's called Saving Heroes and it is all about firefighter suicides and to help firefighters over come this terrible choice. I have launched a Indigogo campaign and I need help getting the word out about it, please help.   https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saving-firefighters/x/3459051 See More
Aug 13, 2014
Kimberly Peterson liked Timothy O. Casey's blog post Firefighters we get visited by ghosts.
Oct 10, 2013
Kimberly Peterson commented on Timothy O. Casey's blog post Firefighters we get visited by ghosts.
"I love this. Thank you for sharing today."
Oct 9, 2013
Timothy O. Casey's blog post was featured

Firefighters we get visited by ghosts.

 It was a dark and stormy night, really it was. The heavens had opened up in Colorado once again; the streets were running with hot stinky water, funky water that smelled of petroleum and death. I was on duty at firehouse number four when the alarm hit. Rollover T/A at Lake Avenue and highway 115 with people trapped.We hit the road in seconds as the address was only a few blocks away. A blue Jeep with a ragtop lay mangled in the downpour. Then we saw him, a man at the side of the road buried…See More
Oct 2, 2013
Timothy O. Casey posted a blog post

Firefighters we get visited by ghosts.

 It was a dark and stormy night, really it was. The heavens had opened up in Colorado once again; the streets were running with hot stinky water, funky water that smelled of petroleum and death. I was on duty at firehouse number four when the alarm hit. Rollover T/A at Lake Avenue and highway 115 with people trapped.We hit the road in seconds as the address was only a few blocks away. A blue Jeep with a ragtop lay mangled in the downpour. Then we saw him, a man at the side of the road buried…See More
Sep 24, 2013
Timothy O. Casey's blog post was featured

Don't Kill a Firefighter Just Because Your Stupid.

I have had a bad case of writers block and just haven’t been able to settle on a topic for a new post and the then rains came. Man did it rain here in Colorado for the last couple of days; it has rained on a biblical level. One area south of Colorado Springs received 9 inches of rain in four hours. In addition, through all of this, I watched video after video on Facebook and local media of the devastation brought by the waters. We have been in a drought for a few years now with watering…See More
Sep 24, 2013
Timothy O. Casey posted a blog post

Don't Kill a Firefighter Just Because Your Stupid.

I have had a bad case of writers block and just haven’t been able to settle on a topic for a new post and the then rains came. Man did it rain here in Colorado for the last couple of days; it has rained on a biblical level. One area south of Colorado Springs received 9 inches of rain in four hours. In addition, through all of this, I watched video after video on Facebook and local media of the devastation brought by the waters. We have been in a drought for a few years now with watering…See More
Sep 16, 2013
Timothy O. Casey posted a blog post

18 firefighters die in willand fire.

18 firefighters working the Yarnell Hill Fire confirmed dead. Under these circumstances most people will say “I can’t imagine what that must be like to die that way.” You know what you would be right. You can’t imagine what that must have been like, but I can so I’ll try and take you through what their day might have been like.Fighting the blaze were 19 firefighters with the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based out of Prescott. The group became the first city-based hotshot crew in the nation back…See More
Jul 1, 2013
Timothy O. Casey's blog post was featured

Firefighters Don't Work in Cubicles, but you Would Never Know it by our Start Time.

 I have a question. Why is it that most firefighter shifts start around 7:00 am? Why are firefighters forced to deal with rush hour traffic and add to the rush hour mess? After all we work a 24 hour shift, why couldn’t we begin our day at say 10:00am or 11:00am? I have a theory, not really a theory a fact actually. It’s because of the demands of staff, of office workers and chiefs that now ride a desk instead of Big Red. These “support” people that work on a Monday through…See More
Jun 28, 2013
Timothy O. Casey posted a blog post

Firefighters Don't Work in Cubicles, but you Would Never Know it by our Start Time.

 I have a question. Why is it that most firefighter shifts start around 7:00 am? Why are firefighters forced to deal with rush hour traffic and add to the rush hour mess? After all we work a 24 hour shift, why couldn’t we begin our day at say 10:00am or 11:00am? I have a theory, not really a theory a fact actually. It’s because of the demands of staff, of office workers and chiefs that now ride a desk instead of Big Red. These “support” people that work on a Monday through…See More
Jun 25, 2013
Timothy O. Casey's blog post was featured

We do Face Death Every Day Like it or Not.

Over the course of my career and post retirement I have had more people than I can name ask me or imply that yes firefighting is a dangerous job, but you were never really at risk of death or that the idea a firefighter can die any day they go to work is kind of bull shit.A part of me wants to agree with them. I know I only had a handful of times where I was in a close call. I had a hand gun shoved under my chin; I had a double barrel shotgun shoved in my guts by a drunk and crazed man in his…See More
Jun 14, 2013

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
31
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Colo. Spgs
Years With Department/Agency
25
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.springsgov.com/sectionindex.aspx?sectionid=11
My Training:
Pretty much all you could get.
About Me:
I'm now retired and write books about the lighter side of firefighting as well as blog about my 31 years on the job from a funny aspect.
Day Job:
Author
Relationship Status:
Divorced
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I needed a job really that simple.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
We get paid for having that much fun.

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Timothy O. Casey's Blog

You Maybe an Alcoholic Firefighter if you Drink Like This

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

This is how I as an alcoholic drank off duty and how bad it got, to the point of suicide.http://ineverwantedtobeafirefighter.blogspot.com/

In Light of Robin Williams Suicide

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:56pm 0 Comments

I know it's been a long time since I've posted but I have been working on a new book and it is almost done. It's called Saving Heroes and it is all about firefighter suicides and to help firefighters over come this terrible choice. I have launched a Indigogo campaign and I need help getting the word out about it, please help.   …

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Firefighters we get visited by ghosts.

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:31pm 1 Comment

 

It was a dark and stormy night, really it was. The heavens had opened up in Colorado once again; the streets were running with hot stinky water, funky water that smelled of petroleum and death. I was on duty at firehouse number four when the alarm hit. Rollover T/A at Lake Avenue and highway 115 with people trapped.…

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Don't Kill a Firefighter Just Because Your Stupid.

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 9:23am 0 Comments

I have had a bad case of writers block and just haven’t been able to settle on a topic for a new post and the then rains came. Man did it rain here in Colorado for the last couple of days; it has rained on a biblical level. One area south of Colorado Springs received 9 inches of rain in four hours.…

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At 6:08pm on August 24, 2014, Richard S. Phelps said…

Tim - I am a fire Chaplain and wish you the best with your project. I have a focus on firefighters with weight and obesity issues.

At 5:49pm on April 19, 2013, Alvin Gonzalez said…
Yeah, Tim, it's.good that you can speak your mind. That's the beauty of being retired, you now have that luxury and besides you've paid your dues.
Alvin
At 3:24pm on April 19, 2013, Alvin Gonzalez said…
Hi Timothy, First of all welcome to FFN. Thank you for your thirty one years of service. That is a long time, where you can truly say, been there and done that. Yet, it true what you say, it isn't way for us to express our feelings, even for those gifted as you; to put pen to paper. As for what you said in today's blog, is so true. Now a days, it's all about overload of sound bytes and graphic images. For the most part, it tends to desensitize people and causes them to expect more the next time around. Take care, brother!
Alvin
At 7:32am on February 4, 2012, Joyce said…

At 11:52pm on February 3, 2012, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Timothy. I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp

Brookings Fire / Rescue

At 10:17am on February 3, 2012, Roger Waters said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Timothy. This is a great site! Enjoy!

 
 
 

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