January 2008 Blog Posts (262)

Air Force Fireman

Well I finally got what I wanted...I'm leaving March 25th for basic training for the air force. Two weeks after that I will be going to goodfellow air force base in texas to complete my firefighting schooling. Thanks to everyone that has supported me in trying to make this decision. I would also like to thank my recruiter for sticking with me for the last year and half trying to get me the job i wanted.

Added by Dustin on January 29, 2008 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Night Fall

When night Falls,

The broken heart Calls,

We stand ready against the Wall,

When Darkness…


Added by Jim on January 29, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Rules For The ER Room haha

1) If it requires the ambulance team AND entire truck of firefighters to transport you and safely place you on a hospital stretcher.....it is time to go on a diet.

2) When you present to the Triage nurse, do NOT tell him/her that your doctor called ahead. If you survey our waiting area, probably 50% of the people waiting said the same thing.....and the other 50% use the ER as their regular doctor.

3) When asked how much you weigh, please…

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:20am — 7 Comments

Marine By God...


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The USMC is over 231 years of romping, stomping, hell, death and destruction. The finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. We were born in a bomb crater, our mother was an M-16 and our father was the devil.

Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life. I am a rough looking, roving soldier of the sea. I am cocky,…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

You Don't Know Me But...

You don't know, but I'm the girl who cries every morning, and hopes every night for his safe return. I'm the girl who drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home. I'm the girl who lies in bed longing for him to be laying next to me. You don't know but I'm the girl with a million things to say but not one will come out without the thought of him. I'm the girl who checks her cell phone every five seconds just to make sure I haven't missed his call.… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

What Every Soldier Should Know...

What Every Soldier/Firefighter Should Know!

1.) If she wasn't emotional before, that is all about to change.

2.) You getting a higher rank could just mean an automatic free lay.

3.) Get her a pair of dog tags, ASAP, This is crucial, she will never take them off.

4.) Most of the time, you losing reception during training is your fault. (Though, she will eventually…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:16am — No Comments

He Is My Soldier...

I wrote this for my husband, who is currently serving overseas. I know this will touch those of you in the same situation.

He Is My Soldier...

What can I say about loving a soldier? I love him for what he is, what he does and his selfless bravery when abroad. I love him because he gives of himself without anything in return because it is in his soul. I love him because he is a warrior…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments

Military Girl

I had received this "Military Girls" as a bulletin here on MySpace. I had once read it somewhere but can't recall where and for some reason I wasn't able to save it... or I did but don't know what happened to it.

So, yeah I can admit I can directly relate to the verses... I know first hand tryin to swallow that sick feelin' in the stomach and heart feelin' shattered and empty wonderin' how he…

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:09am — No Comments

Requirements For Loving A Soldier

The military things on my blog are for those of us that have husbands, fiances & boyfriends that have a dual role as a soldier/firefighter/EMT/etc. These are for you..

1) Like watching OLD late night MOVIES, while HE is again at 24 hr DUTY, and that Bed just seems too empty to be in it AGAIN.…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Final Inspection

The Marine stood and faced God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To my Church have you been true?"

The Marine squared his shoulders and said,

"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.

Because those of us who carry guns,

Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,

And at… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:03am — No Comments

The Twelve Days of Christmas EMS Style...

On the first day of Christmas, my dispatcher gave to me... One little ol' Grandma who fell and hurt her knee.
On the second day of Christmas, my dispatcher gave to me... 2mg of Narcan for the out of work person who wants to end it…

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:02am — No Comments

I Am His Everything..

I wrote this for my then SGT boyfriend serving overseas and makes me cry every time. I hope it helps anyone who needs it.

1. I am his…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

I Am A Military Girlfriend


I am a military girlfriend. I hold no formal recognition with the powers that be. I am at the bottom of the chain. I hold no Military ID card, I am not a "dependent" or a parent. The man I love may face unspeakable dangers, and I am at the mercy of those who…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Infamous "You Know You're A Firefighter If..."

1. You can tell what type of fire it is by the smell of smoke 10 miles away.

2. You lay out your clothes from that day so if there is a call at night you can find them quickly.

3. You have ever been airborne without an aircraft and water was your thrust.

4. You carry a ton of specially modified tools in your pocket that…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

9-11 Calls (How Many Have YOU Had Like This?)

I grabbed this list of odd 911 calls from Fire Engineering based on my county finally going to an enhanced 911 system. This will help solve the problems that I have previously addressed. You think we get no respect? What about these men and woman that are locked up in some out of the way place that we expect to peak efficiency from even when we are less than helpful. Here are their funny stories:…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

You Know You're Living In 2008 When...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 9:49am — No Comments

EMS Laws #2

Mandatory meetings will be scheduled in the middle of your day off.

Hot calls will only come over the air 10 minutes before the end of your shift.

Pens never leak onto old uniform shirts.

To err is human, to forgive is against department policy.

You will find a "EMS discount" one day before payday.

You will remain in perfect health until your days off.

No squad assigned to you will be clean or ever have a full tank…

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 9:46am — No Comments

EMS Laws #1

The First Law of EMS:

All emergency calls will wait until you begin to eat, regardless of the time.

The EMS Law of Gravity:

Any instrument, when dropped, will always come to rest in the least accessible place possible.

The EMS Law of Time and Distance:

The distance of the call from the hospital increases as the time to shift change decreases.

Corollary 1 - The shortest distance between the station and the scene is under construction.

The EMS Rule… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 9:41am — No Comments

I Wish...

I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children at 3 AM, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen below you burns.

I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 6 in the morning as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively that it is too late, but wanting his…


Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 9:39am — No Comments

A Fireman's Life

It may take you two minutes to read this, but if you do not take the time to read this you are one of the people this post is talking about.


You stay up for 16 hours

Hes been up for 48 straight


You take a warm shower to help you wake up.

The rain in the middle of the interstate keeps him awake.


You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.

He's… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 29, 2008 at 9:37am — No Comments

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