Barry Greer
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Firefighting and Journalism

Started Jul 16, 2011 0 Replies

Would like to know if anyone else has had experience with bad coverage of a fire or other emergency. Not negative press, but just plain poor reporting, which can be the same as negative press.  Just…Continue

Tags: law, of, murphy's, weston, journalism

Old Newbie

Started Jul 13, 2011 0 Replies

My fire service history dates to 1969 at Engine 6 in New London, Connecticut where I bunked in as a volunteer for three years.  Before leaving I was given an attendance award for being gung-ho and…Continue

Tags: Shirtwaist, Fire, Triangle, Farrar, Ward


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Poquonnock Bridge Fire Dept
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Firefighters Cancer Support Network. National Fire Protection Association.
My Training:
16 State of Connecticut Fire School certificates at Willimantic and New Haven. Course work in fire technology at Thames Valley State Tech.
About Me:
Currently editor of
Day Job:
writer/editor/web developer
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Networking with other firefighters and former firefighters.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Cancer, Department Funding
Keep in mind that links to NLFD and PBFD are for current departments that look nothing like they did when I served in 1969-1974. Also need to add then that I'm currently editor of, one of the 2011 finalists for best fire service blog in the Black Diamond contest. Also had an essay written for the 100th commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire included in the open archive now housed in the permanent collection on the Triangle Fire at Cornell University. My fire service was cut short by eyesight problems, but the experience has remained with me for a lifetime.

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Thug attacks firefighter at PBFD board meeting

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 5:52pm 0 Comments

Excerpt with permission from pipenozzle dot com: 

Video recordings of public meetings are legal under Connecticut open meetings statutes. The Groton Town Council records its meetings and places the video online for the public. The PBFD board does not record its  meetings, but prefers to hide behind euphemistic agendas and cryptic meeting minutes. Firefighter Bryan Quilter has, since Ackley took office a year ago, performed a valuable and courageous public service (in…


Collinwood, Our Lady of Angels, and 600 Dead Children

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 11:40am 0 Comments

Excerpt post with permission of

Yes, Collinwood (1908) and Our Lady of Angels (1958) happened a long time ago, but in May 2012, three teenage boys mimicked a video and set fire to hand sanitizer on a desktop in a Woodburn High Schoolcomputer room and tried to put it out with paper…


ending mutual aid

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 12:17am 2 Comments

This is an excerpt from the current post at, reprinted here with permission:

Alan Ackley is angry. He’s not getting his way, and he’s going to kick and scream and hold his breath until he turns blue. He and the Ackleyites asked the voters for $3.5 million to run the Poquonnock Bridge Dire District into the ground by the end of 2013, but it turns out the mill rate the district board set was actually for $4.1 million. There’s more. The district has another…


alan ackley commands a ship of fools

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:23pm 0 Comments

Excerpt from current post at printed here with permission:


Deborah Straszheim’s update on Alan Ackley’s inane, insidious antics in today’s New London paper is old news. Ackley continues to act the mad fool navigating—if you can call it that—the Poquonnock Bridge Fire District right toward the shoals of financial and public safety disaster.

Straszheim reported that Ackley…


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At 1:00am on July 13, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Barry, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. 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, Oregon
At 7:48am on July 10, 2011, Roger Waters said…
You bet berry, I'll check out when I get a chance. Be Safe!
At 12:28pm on July 7, 2011, Joyce said…

Howdy and welcome to FFN. Be safe and hugs to ya!!
At 9:29am on July 7, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Barry

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