I never met Jamie Middlebrook but I knew him. I knew his heart and soul, for it is the heart and soul that unites every man and woman into the brotherhood and sisterhood of the fire service. It is the desire to serve, the urge to help, The compassion one had for his fellow man.
Jamie paid the ultimate sacrifice of any firefighter, giving up his life while serving the community and because of this the entire fire service feels his loss.
Today I had the honor of attending…Continue
Man it seems like ages since I've been to FFN. The past 3 months or so I haven't been here to see what's going on or keeping up on what the gang has been doing here. But hopefully I'll be fixing that and rejoining the ranks.
The past few months have brought about many changes. I've been putting in many hours working EMS and just got hired working part time for another EMS service in a neighboring county. While this is good for the paycheck it does put a crimp into the free…Continue
I hate the term “New Year’s Resolution”. That is why I intentionally waited until now to post this. New Year’s Resolutions are those things we wishfully tell ourselves that we are going to do to make our lives better or more wholesome while we are drunkenly celebrating the turning of the calendar.
No this post isn’t about resolutions, it is about goals.
Do you have any specific goals for your professional development this year (and yes, even volunteers can have…
Yesterday we were paged out for a 10-50 PI with possible entrapment. Enroute we received details that the car snapped a utility pole, so we had possible lines down to contend with. Our unit arrived on scene a few minutes behind the ambulance. I went up to help the medics while the rest of our truck surveyed the vehicle to see if there was any extrication needed.
The car was a small sedan that was travelling down the country road way to fast. It lost control on a curve and the…Continue