August 2008 Blog Posts (165)

Church Detail

Today A church in our community was holding a special service at a local park and wanted all of the Fire Department to show up for the ceremony. As it would be my Engine Company was the only one to show up, they had also set up Careflight to show up as well. We were there for only about 30 minutes or so awaiting for the services to conclude when we were dispatched for a medic assist, and to which I was also listed to accompany the medic when it arrived to take the patient to the hospital. One… Continue

Added by John on August 31, 2008 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Hurricane Gustav

I want to wish everyone in the path of hurricane Gustav the best of luck my thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!

Added by Genise on August 31, 2008 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

fallen brother!

this morning my neighboring town got a report of a subject coded when they got to the scene they had to help a brother on their department. unfortuntly they couldnt help him. he has no close family so just keep shannon fd in your prayers. he was DOA when the tones went out.

Added by David on August 31, 2008 at 3:50pm — 3 Comments

IN LOVING MEMORY

LOSING YOU BROTHER HAS BEEN SO TOUGH,

WE DIDNT HAVE YOU LONG ENOUGH.

YOUR SIMLE, YOUR LAUGH, YOUR CARING WAYS,

THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE AS BRIGHT THESE DAYS.



EVERY LIFE YOU TOUCHED,

MOURNED WHEN YOU PASSED,

BUT WE STILL GET A LAUGH,

FROM YOU NAMING MOM "GOOSE ASS."



YOU'D BE PROUD OF BUTCH,

THE WAY HE GOES ON,

BUT HE'S JUST NOT THE SAME,

SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE.



THANK GOD FOR THE MEMORIES,

AND THE… Continue

Added by angie the fire/resqmom on August 31, 2008 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Passed My Avoc

I passed the AVOC test today for Basic at my local Rescue.

I did a slolum through, and backwards. Then driving In, and then back in, to a narrowing alley way. Then i had to back into a off angled alley.

I wonder what other Rescue groups do.

Added by Mac Conant on August 31, 2008 at 1:57pm — No Comments

BFD Admin proposes "30 day removal from overtime for sick leave abusers!"

Here's the link to the Citistats meeting in Buffalo's City Hall --- Click on this link and listen to the BFD Commish and the Mayors Staff -: http://www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Home/Lea...Buffalo_Videos"



It seems , once again the BFD line Firefighter will take one on the chin for "The Brotherhood!"



Recently the New BFD Admin proposed a "Thirty day block" on the Firefighters deemed by Admin as "Sick Time Abusers" - this would remove a Firefighters name from the call in… Continue

Added by Rick on August 31, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

The Beginning. 8/30/08

O.K. Now that I've gone to Wikipedia to find out exactly WHAT a blog is, I can start using this part.

I am sitting here at the firehouse, almost praying for a call, just to have something to do. The race doesn't come on for 4 more hours, and I can't go home because the Bitch is still moving out...with MY kids! I still want to know just HOW she can afford $900/month rent selling Avon! Yeah, Right!

And I'm typing with one hand because the left hand is holding the screnn of the laptop… Continue

Added by TJC44 on August 31, 2008 at 12:23pm — 2 Comments

You might be a Cop

You Might Be a Cop If... • You have the bladder capacity of five people. • You have

ever restrained someone and it was not a sexual experience. • You believe that 50% of

people are a waste of good air. • Your idea of a good time is an armed robbery and a car

chase. • You conduct a criminal record check on anyone who seems friendly towards you.

• Discussing dismemberment over a meal seems perfectly normal to you. • You find humor

in other people's stupidity. • You… Continue

Added by alicia on August 31, 2008 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

Deployment to the Gulf Coast...

Hey All,

As many of you may already know, I volunteer for an organization called Hancock Hope which supports Fire Departments both Paid and Volunteer, as well as communities that are hit hard by natural disasters and where FEMA and the government fall short with funding and clean up.



Anyways, I got the call about 9am this morning (Saturday 8/30) from Dan Macakanja the president for Hancock Hope. He told me that they are assembling a team to leave next Saturday/Sunday and going… Continue

Added by Scott Runkel on August 30, 2008 at 8:44pm — 5 Comments

FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS IN TYLER, TEXAS 2007

I have a brother in law in kilgore texas who is asking about a fire in tyler which killed 2 volunteer firefighters. I s there anyone out there who can tell me where to find the info on this or do u know anything about this fire. It is said the chief sent volumteers into something they had no business going into.

Added by GRAMI2007 on August 30, 2008 at 10:19am — 4 Comments

To all the sweet loves who are smoke eaters

i am so sorry if i have missed any of your messages i have had some serious comptuer problems...that have been resolved now...i hope everyone is being safe...all your families are well ...and i am including each and everyone of you in my prayers....make sure we all take the precautions that are needed to return home and give the kisses to the ones who support us....sorry again for missing you all.....Firestorm

Added by Firestorm on August 29, 2008 at 9:10pm — 3 Comments

Firefighter Class

I just recently started the mandatory firefighter class in hopes to become a member of the Attica Fire Department. I understand it can be somewhat intense but I am looking forward to the challenge. The group that makes up the Attica Fire Department are a great bunch of guys who I would have no problem trusting my life to. I just want to return the favor. Wish me luck!!

Added by Bradley Summers on August 29, 2008 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Racing Sponsors

Attention Race Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am looking for anyone who can help with sponsoring a Modified dirt track race team. If you or anyone you know has a company than would like to get involved, please contact me and we can meet.

Thanks
Jeff

Added by TexasVolunteer on August 29, 2008 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

update

ok all i know some of u have been wonderin "where the blue blazes is jimmy and trish?" right? well, we are still here just been very busy now especially since the boys have started school last week and going crazy with 2 lil ones at home. btw-- i posted 2 new pics of mikayla and zoey- that was thier first day of church. speaking of church we have been going there alot lately and i even signed the boys up for AWANA and they are doing great in that too. in a couple months we will be moving not… Continue

Added by Trish Girard on August 28, 2008 at 10:19pm — No Comments

funeral info for Fire Fighter Steven Van Hemme in Toronto Ont

Funeral Information for Active Member, Fire Fighter Steven Van Hemme

Thursday August 28, 2008







ACTIVE MEMBER DEATH



STEVEN VAN HEMME

STATION 322 A PLATOON











Visitation:



Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge St., Peterborough, ON K9H 4C7 (705)745-4683

Sunday, August 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Monday, September 1 from 1 pm to 4 pm



Calvary Pentecostal Church, 1421 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough, ON,… Continue

Added by Brad Duncan on August 28, 2008 at 4:57pm — 1 Comment

Fundraisers... for them? against them?

So i just got done reading a forum and its comments about fundraisers and read alot of good ideas and thoughts. I heard from some people that have sufficient funding and then some. I also heard from some who's firehouses are barely getting by. I have to admit that my station is one that is just getting by. We just implemented a system where we are actually going to start charging for calls. We all kinda got laughed at when other departments found out that we didnt charge for them. Anyway,… Continue

Added by Dustin J. Millis on August 28, 2008 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

Falling firefighters

Should Federal agencies such as Post offices,Library's and so on lower there flags when the state government asks everyone else to lower there flags in respect and morning of fallen firefighters?

In the state of Oregon we lost some firefighters recently and not once did i see a federal building lower there flag out of respect for our fallen brothers!

Added by Paul Johnson on August 28, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Stove Fire Risk

I have been told that having Aluminum Foil on your drop pans on your stove top and having Aluminum Foild on the bottom of your stove was a fire risk. Can anyone please send me information on this.

Added by Michael on August 28, 2008 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Fallen fellow firefighter, and my best friend

For those that knew her, you'd never forget her.
To all mutual friends of Vicki Harvey, She has passed away tonight. We
appreciate all the prayers we can get in this time of sorrow. Thank You

Added by heather on August 28, 2008 at 12:31am — 6 Comments

Come on FFN Members, I would like some of your recipes to benefit someone!!!

My brother-in-law Jason Adams (24 yrs old) has Hodgkins Disease and a mass growing behind his heart. The doctors are doing a biopsy this week and then a chemo treatment that will take three days. Then he will have to have a Stem Cell Transplant. Which cost around $60,000. Jason has no insurance. However, his cancer doctor has found a surgeon that will do the biopsy for free and the hospital will provide its services for free. However, the Stem Cell Transplant will not be free. Even after all of… Continue

Added by Asst. Chief Bigshow on August 27, 2008 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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