Sorry it took me this long to reply. Politicians...one day they own a hardware store or sell real estate, and the next thing you know they become instant experts on the whole fire/rescue business. They can ruin an entire department that took a century to build in less than one term in office.
Let THEM do their job for free (volunteer their time) if they are so damned civic minded!
Back from RFTW XXI and seeing friends and relatives all across the US. Also spent four days at a Reunion of my 9th Engr. Bn. from Vietnam in New Orleans, LA. Good food, good people and lots of memories.
Well, I have found myself checking them for past patients sometimes. Especially the little ones. kids are my kryptonite I guess. In my spare time, I write comedy but guess I should stick to firefighting as I seem to be much better at it. lol. Thanks for your comment & be safe out there bro.
Yes, Kevin is an old friend of ours. We knew him back when he worked on snowblowers and lawnmowers in the winter to keep the money coming in. My wife and I are happy that he and Mona have made such a sucess of their buisness. Let us park at their venue in Sturgis one year and kept an eye on our bikes.
We leave for a cross country motorcycle trip tomorrow - Run For The Wall XXI - and will be gone for about 30 days. So, it will be awhile before I explore more of the Nation. I was invited to join by a friend I met through Wind & Fire who lives in Sweden. We finally met in 2006 on the W&F European Rally. 3 weeks of riding Harleys with other members and then 3 weeks riding on our own - such memories. Later.