St. Patrick's day is coming up. A holiday filled with the spirit of the Irish, and filled usually also with the beer of your choice. As a first responder (especially if you are a firefighter or a cop) this entitles you to full-fledged Irish-ness for a day.
Be advised...I'm now going to change gears and put in a plug for cash.
First, go to this website
Scientist have concluded that because you are a member of FirefighterNation, there is a 93.6% chance that you watch the show Rescue Me. The 6.4% from above are also the percentage who will not conect the dots between the show and Dennis Leary's foundation where since 2000 "The mission of The Leary Firefighters Foundation is to bridge the gap in public funding so that firefighters have the best available equipment and training to meet the extraordinary challenges of a very dangerous job."
I have had the great priveledge to work with some of the folks of the Leary Firefighters Foundation and can tell you that they just some of the best people on the planet. Few others care as much about us doing what we do and helping us do it.
Now back to the St. Patrick's day lead in...
It's likely you, your department, perhaps even your whole community will toss back a few on March 17th in honor of our collective Irish-ness. what I propose is simple:
One Day, One Dollar.
On March 17th before your parade, cookout or pub crawl log on to
and donate $1.00.
There are now about 15,000 members on this site...think of the show of solidarity it would be between first responders for us each to throw down a dollar!
Forward this idea off to your friends, your "other" social networking page and your email.
We take care of our own and we don't leave each other behind...it's time to throw down a dollar.
(Note: If you agree with me on this, support the idea by reposting it in a blog, forwarding it to your friends list and keeping it at the forefront of the discussion. J)