May 2008 Blog Posts (191)

A Teenagers View of heaven

If this one doesn't move you, I don't know what will! It blessed

me, it really did. Think on it.... I have only one word for you... SHARE.

It is long but please take a moment to read.


17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something

for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. 'I wowed 'em,' he later

told his father, Bruce. 'It's a killer. It's the bomb. It's the best thing I

ever wrote..' It also… Continue

Added by A.J. on May 29, 2008 at 1:52am — No Comments

great news!

hi all-

i'm sorry we haven't been on for awhile but things have been a lil hectic here ya know with kids schools getting out this week, scheduling visitations and of course keeping up with the girls... speaking of the girls- they are doing wonderful! both are growing and getting they are back to thier birth weights plus an ounce. mikayla had her PICC line removed and is no longer on IV fluids, they are also rotating CPAP and nose cannula with her every 4 hours. but they… Continue

Added by Trish Girard on May 28, 2008 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments


We are getting an ethanol plant here in Mitchell County Georgia. What kinda training can we look forward to getting. Has anyone had any problems with there plants in there area... We have very limited resources here and we only cary 5 gal afff foam and 5 gal FIREAID on the trucks and I don't think thats going to cut it.

Added by Rhino on May 28, 2008 at 10:27pm — 2 Comments

Greetings and Salutations to all!

Well this is the first time I've done a Blog so here I go. I've been working in Fire/Rescue for about a year now. I'm working on getting on getting my fire certs through my fire department later this year. I'm wanting to get hired on full time or at least part time by the end of the year or by the begining of next year. Here's hoping. Dom speero sparow (As Long As I Breath I Hope) I guess.

I just turned 26 and WOW I thought I would be further along in my career than I am now. I'm just… Continue

Added by Firewalker343 on May 28, 2008 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Yurts or not.

Has anyone dealt with Yurts, a membrne structure for camping. I have one being developed in town and they want to rent it out for overnighters. Let me know if you have any advice as to how to deal with these things.

Added by Donald F. Reynolds on May 28, 2008 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

To The Fallen

To all of our brothers and sisters who have fallen in the line of duty: May God be with all the famaly and may He calm the hearts of the ones left behind. May we also remember them and honor them by every time the alarm go's off to get back on the truck.

Added by fourth horseman on May 28, 2008 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Goodbye, Gus...

Gus was a good ole girl.

This past Memorial Day weekend, while we all paused to remember those soldiers who gave their lives for their country, my family paused to remember a beloved member of our family who died on Sunday.

Gus was a chocolate Labrador retriever puppy we found and adopted from the Humane Society back in 1994 when my son was just a toddler. She was named Gus because we were told she was a he – but after discovering the mistake, we opted to make it… Continue

Added by Pyromedic on May 28, 2008 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Being The wife Part 3

Now I know how a gold fish feels. He now has all the stuff(except the last load). He is now just driving by to check on the house he says. He brings his girlfriend and now together they are stalking me . I think that she drives by when he isn't with her to make sure he is not with me .I should have posted a sign that says "Look into your future".

The way I know that she and he are driving by is we lived at the end of a dead end circle. It is pretty hard to hide a big dodge diesel truck… Continue

Added by Susie Young on May 28, 2008 at 3:37pm — No Comments


Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough".

The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom".

They I am LITTLE BO PEEP and i… Continue

Added by M.A. Perkins E.M.T.(aka Tony) on May 28, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Fireproof- The Movie

Just thought I would share about a new movie coming out in the fall of 2008 called Fireproof. It's about a firefighter trying to put his marriage back… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on May 28, 2008 at 12:43pm — 5 Comments

I have a quick question...

Is it me or do departments today rely more on electronic tools than before?

TIC is one.


Computers on our trucks.

Power point presentations.

Cell phone and Nextel.

Are we as the fire service getting to the point where we can not fight fire anymore without a Thermal Imaging Camera as the first thing off our trucks?

Do you feel that we depend on these things more now and if so - should we?

When I started (a thousand years ago) we… Continue

Added by Ron Maddox on May 27, 2008 at 11:25pm — 4 Comments

Great PR Article

I found some past issues of National Fire-Rescue magazine at the firehouse over the weekend and started reading them in my "library" at home. You know the one I'm talking about, the one adorned in porcelain and shower curtains.

I found a great article on generating public awareness that hits home in so many ways. We do a ton of PR at Evans Center, sometimes to the extent that I think we're becoming "over-exposed," but I still think we can do better.

This article touches on the…


Added by Tiger Schmittendorf on May 27, 2008 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

I found this and wanted to share it with my brothers and sisters. ss everyone! always, angie

The Dash Poem

by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak

At the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on her tombstone

From the beginning… to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth

And he spoke the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all

Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

That she spent alive on earth.

And now only those who loved… Continue

Added by angie the fire/resqmom on May 27, 2008 at 5:39pm — 3 Comments


"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -Mark Twain

We all surround ourselves with certain types of people. Some are good influences on us, some are not. You can't choose your family, but you can make choices about friends and aquaintences.

There are those that support and encourage us. People who push us to our very limits and help us to realize our… Continue

Added by Lawrence W on May 27, 2008 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Rough shift

Hello all,

I am not sure if you saw my new topic i posted but yesterday was exactly what I was talking about in the posting. Smart assed, know it all rookies. I wanted to punch this guy in the mouth. Absolutely no respect unless you are on of his drinking buddies. I have no respect for this guy because he is like a remora on his training officers ass at all times, on and off the job. Very in your face and loud. It makes for a very uncomfortable and tense shift. Well for me at least he… Continue

Added by firegirl1 on May 27, 2008 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Fire & EMS Photos

We are looking to feature fire and ems photos throughout our website on Firefighter Ministries. If you would like to share your pictures (with credit of course) with us, please contact me at wendy@ We would love to hear from you!

We have also brought back our online newsletter. You can go to our homepage to sign up for it now!

I hope you all had a… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on May 27, 2008 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Firefighters wife

I posted part 2 on the comments part 3 will be posted here

Added by Susie Young on May 27, 2008 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Overheard on the Bus

Its only May, and my collection of DUI humans grows by the week. I had considered waiting until the end of the summer and doing a wrap up of all of the fun conversations I've had with alcohol-fueled drivers but I can't wait until August or I will forget them all.

First, I'm glad they had a mock DUI at the high school. They should have made parental attendance a condition of graduation. So far this summer every single one of my drunk-wrecked has been between 45-55 years old.… Continue

Added by Kimberly Robinson on May 27, 2008 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Loss of a fellow Firefighter

We at Gasport Chemical Hose mourn the loss of our fellow firefighter Michelle McQueen. She was killed Memorial Day May 26,2008 in a motorcycle accident. Please keep her family and Fiance Mark Morse who was also injured in your thoughts and prayers. She was 24.

Added by Christina Luick on May 27, 2008 at 6:36am — 5 Comments

fire equipment

any one selling used fire equipment like turnouts and stuff. prefferably red in color .. thanx.

Added by Michael tan on May 27, 2008 at 4:15am — No Comments

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