January 2008 Blog Posts (262)

1-28-07 Calls

Well North East had a pretty good MVA today, at rt.40 and 273 intersection. Took one pt. to Christiana for trauma and one to Union with minor injuries. Wanted to fly the one pt. to a trauma center but by the time we thought of that it would have been quicker to take her to christinana by land, then to call and wait for aviation. We also got called to assist Singerly Fire Co. in their working house fire but I had to leave for work. So dunno how that went. I beleive that is all…


Added by Holly Jones on January 28, 2008 at 9:01pm — No Comments

some funny things i have done :D

Many people don’t like to admit there mistakes, I just like the show off my funny mistakes so others can do that same one day in the future.

First of all a male and male does not work in the…


Added by Sarah on January 28, 2008 at 1:28pm — 3 Comments

Not the kind of duty you want to have...

Been busy, but I wanted to post this. There are many duties that a fire police officer has to perform, but funeral duty is not one of the best, especially for the passing of a brother or sister in the fire service.

Last week, we were called upon to do traffic control at the funeral of the Assistant Chief at a neighboring company. Even sadder was the fact that Josh Wuertz, who served with the Glen… Continue

Added by Jim Metzger on January 28, 2008 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Thoughts to get you through the day.

Sometimes people come into your life

and you know right away that they were

meant to be there... to serve some

sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or

help figure out who you are or who you

want to become. You never know who

these people may be but when you look

eyes with them, you know that every

moment that you are with them,…


Added by Justin Corns on January 28, 2008 at 3:06am — No Comments

Firefighter and his family in need of some prayer!

January 27th 2008

I am a new one to the fire service and love it greatly. But im sending this out just because My family and I need some prayer. Setting around the house today and my radio goes off and we get a call for a 23 year old male not breathing. We go and do our thing but it was D.O.A. All firefighter/EMTs know how that goes. But this call was one I could've done without. In that house laid the body of my cousin. Little did I know that. Our firefighters/EMT's went in… Continue

Added by Josh Marshall on January 28, 2008 at 12:31am — 3 Comments

just another day in paradise !!!

I have come to realise that there is and will always be stupid people out there that dont give a crap about others around there. People that have no disregard for human life or women and men who unfortunately beat their children, I am only saying this because WE are the ones who arrive to clean up the mess and try to fix what we can at that time.... but even in all of this termoil there is that ONE person that does care and that bistander that helps when they dont actually have to but they DO… Continue

Added by Jennifer Stilson on January 27, 2008 at 11:22pm — No Comments

line of duty death

Posted by Susan Oppat and Amanda Hamon | The Ann Arbor News January 26, 2008 14:22PM Categories: Traffic A 23-year-old emergency medical technician who stopped to help one driver whose car had spun off the road was hit and killed this morning by another vehicle that police say was traveling too fast for road conditions. Cheryl Kiefer, of Brooklyn, was unconscious during the 25-30 minutes officials estimate it took firefighters to free her from the wreckage on eastbound I-94 at Kalmbach Road… Continue

Added by 81fyrman on January 27, 2008 at 8:38pm — 4 Comments

In Memory of Cameron Carter

On December 3rd, a LifeGuard helicopter was reported missing in Prince William Sound near Whittier. Onboard, Kenai resident, Cameron C. Carter was working as a highly skilled Flight Paramedic. Shortly after leaving Cordova Airport to transport a patient to Providence Hospital, the aircraft encountered adverse weather conditions and failed to report in. Following an extensive 7-day search effort, no survivors were found and it is presumed that Cameron made the…


Added by Michelle on January 27, 2008 at 4:53pm — 3 Comments

Not All Cheer 274 'Bravest';

Vulcans Call Grads Too White


The Vulcans' Sour Note

Recent Firefighter graduation ceremonies have been accompanied by another rite

of sorts: the leader of the FDNY Vulcan Society, John Coombs, holding…

Added by Dennis on January 27, 2008 at 4:04pm — No Comments


Women Firefighters: The Gender Boondoggle

City Hall's dream of recruiting more females is a multimillion-dollar disaster

Author>By Christine PelisekWednesday, January 23, 2008 - 9:59 am


Added by Dennis on January 27, 2008 at 3:14pm — 4 Comments

Firefighter and Divorce

Why firefighters get divorced .

We are just like everyone else. We get divorced over money, infidelity, insecurity, lack of romance, married to young, "I'm tired of being your mother" and all the other reasons people in other careers get divorced. But here are some added reasons.

#1. Jealiousy- It can be very hard when your spouse hates their job and the people they work with. They hate to get up and go to work while you happily bounce off to do the job you…


Added by Chasefire on January 27, 2008 at 11:42am — 14 Comments

Congrats and Thanks to Clarence Center

My wife and I enjoyed our night out this last weekend at Clarence Center Volunter Fire Company's 2008 Installation Dinner. Thanks for the invitation to join in your celebration. Congradulations to all of you at Clarence Center for reaching your 100 year anniversary. Here's hoping you celebrate another 100 years in the future!

Added by JP Moore on January 27, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! I'm Trapped Inside



Reprinted with Permission

As you are aware, Technician (Firefighter) Kyle Wilson of the Prince William County (VA) Department of Fire & Rescue was killed in the Line of Duty when he heroically gave his life at a single family dwelling fire on April 16,

2007. Below are links to all sections of the report…

Added by Firefighter Nation WebChief on January 27, 2008 at 3:02am — 3 Comments

firefighter/paramedic life

You stay up for 12 hours

He's 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 chilled to the bone, hasn't eaten all day, has the flu, and then

runs out to another call


You drink your…

Added by Kelly Keebler on January 27, 2008 at 1:03am — No Comments

you know you are a fireman if

1. You can tell what type of fire it is by the smell of smoke 5 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.



Added by Kelly Keebler on January 27, 2008 at 12:52am — No Comments

Looking 4 Friends!!

Just looking for some friends to chat with and share stories, feel free to add!!! Thnaks!! Gene

Added by Gene Rhinehart on January 26, 2008 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Words can NOT describe what this kid did!!!




Added by Doug on January 26, 2008 at 9:22pm — No Comments

anything that will help out

I just signed up for a vol fire fighter and just went though my first fire truck and i need to learn what and all is in a fire truck,Can anyone help

Added by Tammie on January 26, 2008 at 8:58pm — 3 Comments

Not sure how this transfers to structures but here's a new one ..

Fire Rehabilitation: Fitness Matters…


Added by Don Smith on January 26, 2008 at 7:18am — No Comments



Current mood: grateful

Category: Life

A touching story from a cop...Please pass this on!

This article appeared in the…


Added by SLIM on January 25, 2008 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

Monthly Archives

















FireRescue Magazine

Find Members Fast

Or Name, Dept, Keyword
Invite Your Friends
Not a Member? Join Now

© 2020   Created by Firefighter Nation WebChief.   Powered by

Badges  |  Contact Firefighter Nation  |  Terms of Service