December 2008 Blog Posts (171)

does anyone know where to get blue turnouts from

does anyone know where to get blue turnouts from

Added by james young on December 31, 2008 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

happy new years

i want to take a moment and say thank you to all that has me helped learn more about this website and the the fighting industy. im proud to serve my community as a firemen im thankful for all the lessons that i have been taught and all the comments from all my brothers and sisters some werent the nicest but i took that all in and i learned a valuable lesson from that and with that done its saved my butt many times in fires and ems calls so i want to thank all you guys and i want to wish you all… Continue

Added by unit 321 on December 31, 2008 at 5:29pm — No Comments

New year thoughts

Okay guys I am thinking of how long my night is going to be and how many things can go wrong tonight so in my narrow view of having to work tonight. PLEASE BE SAFE. I will remind you I carry big needles and long wide tubes if they are needed:) Have a wonderfully safe and happy NEW YEAR

Added by kari (kat) kotara on December 31, 2008 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Happy New Year to All

"Twas just hours before midnight, the station was dark,

the trucks were all polished and left in park.

All had gone home to sleep or watch Dick Clark on TV,

for home with the family was the best place to be.



The children were asleep, piled on the living room floor

after pleas of "just one hour more".

The family and I, all together we sat

while my turnouts made a bed for the cat.



When from my pager there came such a sound.

with all those… Continue

Added by Beverly on December 31, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

PASSED THE CLASS!!!

I did find out on the 23rd of December that I passed the mandatory firefighter class. Glad that is over, now just have to get the HazMat out of the way and resume training at the department.

Added by Bradley Summers on December 31, 2008 at 9:51am — 3 Comments

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year wish to all my Brothers and Sisters, May we have an uneventful night with no calls. Be Safe
God Bless

Added by John on December 31, 2008 at 9:41am — No Comments

happy new year from us to you!

hey all jimmy, me and the kids want to wish everyone a happy new year and hope ur holidays have ben good to you. i have posted new pics on our myspaces so go check them out. i tried to on here but its having issues as usual..lol anyway the kids are getting bigger and louder everyday. bladen is learning cursive writing in school and doing great- he also has glasses now too. wesley is learning to readand as usual we are still working on his fine motor skills and keeping his heels on the ground.… Continue

Added by Trish Girard on December 31, 2008 at 9:28am — No Comments

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to one and all from the first country in the world (New Zealand) to see 2009 arrive. The time here has just clicked over midnight.

I hope the new year brings your dreams to fruition and fills your life with the things you desire.

Added by Mark Montgomery on December 31, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...December 30, 2008



I failed by 4 questions. Heard that 1/2 my class failed. I took a long drive through Skyline Drive up to Greenwood Lake when I found out. I guess I'll be studying through New Year's. I thought of what I was doing the day I took the test, 12/17, and it was a day dealing with drama from my daughter, soon to be going away for residential treatment. Hopefully next time my focus can be better, and I can stop myself from re-thinking… Continue

Added by Denise Imperiale on December 30, 2008 at 5:56pm — 4 Comments

Open Your Eyes in 2009

From my blog at Firehouse Zen:



What have we learned in 2008? Are we better off here on the threshold of 2009 having experienced so much in the last year? Or are we destined to repeat our mistakes? Are we advocating better cardiac fitness for our troops? Are we beating the seatbelt issue into their heads on a daily basis? Are we telling them that it’s silly to fight fire without using proper PPE and… Continue

Added by Mick Mayers on December 30, 2008 at 4:23pm — 10 Comments

Sheriff Uses Greed to Catch Criminals!

Taken from KCMQ.com.



"If you’re a wanted fugitive, you might want to think twice before going to a hotel to claim a sweepstake “prize.” A clever Illinois sheriff used a fictional marketing company to lure dozens of fugitives to a Chicago hotel for one big arrest. The cops sent winning scratch-off tickets to the fugitives, telling them the location of the hotel where they could get their prizes and possibly win a big screen TV - and amazingly, dozens of them fell for it. The sheriff… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on December 30, 2008 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Hapy Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season.

Added by Dale Lucius on December 30, 2008 at 2:13am — No Comments

A Jerry Springer Christmas!!

Taken from KCMQ.com.



"A New Hampshire couple was arrested Christmas Day after a fight over a gift. 26-year-old Heath Blom became furious when he got a Nintendo Wii from his girlfriend instead of the $1,000 remote control car he wanted. The girlfriend was offended, so she hid the Wii and started to leave. When Heath tried to stop her from leaving, she hit him in the eye. He then pulled her down two flights of stairs by her hair. Both were arrested on misdemeanor charges of domestic… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on December 29, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

PROPANE EXPLOSION 25TH ANNIVERSARY IN BUFFALO NEW YORK

I joined this website not because I am a fireman but a brother of firefighter Michael Austin who was killed in the 1983 propane explosion in Buffalo New york. I just came across the article written by MIke Lombardo who is now commissioner of the buffalo department. My experience during the time during the funeral all those years ago and has given me a glimpse into what it means to be a fireman. The "brotherhood" is a bond as strong as any family bond and depending on the family sometimes even… Continue

Added by Timothy AUSTIN on December 29, 2008 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

No results yet!!!!! But we all know I passed, right!!!!!!

Added by Denise Imperiale on December 29, 2008 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Kid Shares "Special" Brownies at Bus Stop

Feel the need to make those "special" brownies? Don't leave them where your kids can get them.



"If you’re going to make pot brownies, make sure you don’t leave them out where your kids can find them. A sixth grade student in Chico, California, took a tray of brownies his mom was baking and shared them with his pals at the bus stop. Some of the kids reported feeling tired and dizzy by the time they got to school and reported the incident to a school staff member. Mom’s secret… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on December 29, 2008 at 9:13am — 3 Comments

In Rememberance of Pictures, Images and Photos Continue

Added by FIRE BEAR on December 29, 2008 at 7:58am — No Comments

firefighter Pictures, Images and Photos Continue

Added by FIRE BEAR on December 29, 2008 at 7:55am — No Comments

Firefighters Pictures, Images and Photos Continue

Added by FIRE BEAR on December 29, 2008 at 7:46am — No Comments

y not

uall alive out there or are u just a zombie like the rest

Added by SPONGEBOB on December 29, 2008 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

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