Do me a favor google my name (Patrick Conrey). Last Spring I attended a Line of duty death seminar. The Victim Cincinnati Firefighter Oscar Armstrong III died from a flashover while fighting a residential structure. Three minutes and 55 seconds after the air brake of the engine he was riding on was pulled he was burn beyond recognition. He left behind a fiancee, two son's and an unborn daughter on the way. After hearing this guys story I felt the need to HONOR this guys some how! Being a marathon runner and a firefighter this is what I came up with last year. I will run the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in Bunker gear (helmet, jacket, pants, air pack and running shoes). All 26.2 miles. All money raised will go to the children of FF Oscar Armstrong III. Please just pass it on! On know Pete (not well but know him) what I like about him is he tells it how he sees it, good, bad or indifferent!!! I'm not a big fan of Pettay's, I have known him for along time!
Hello, Greetings from Clearwater. I'm the Firefighter running a Marathon in Gear for a Cincinnati Firefighter that Died in the line of Duty March 21, 2003. Is it Paramedic Pete Gushee you know? Sorry I haven't been on this page for months, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lol, they are here, as well as bears, but they won't bother you. We don't cover Freeport, Defuniak, Argyle, and Liberty, other than that everything north of the bay we cover. We grew so fast and needed to replace so much equipment that the first few years have been spent buying new trucks and such, we all are in trucks that are two years old or less, mine is less than a year old. but now we need to bulk up the manning. If you see chief thomas tell him RD said hey, guess i'm gonna roll over and get some shut eye, nice chatting with ya.
Yes, we all have assigned stations, we are still undermanned badly though, we don't have the number of employee's you have, but we are working on it, we cover a lot more area too, so takes a bit more, but even with that my engine is 15 to 20 minutes by it self, Delete Comment
Haven't heard any thing on next year yet, we are opening another station as soon as they get the potable water issues worked out for it. that will put us at 10 manned stations up here, with 6 rescues and 7 engines, another engine as soon as they get the black creek station opened.