September 2007 Blog Posts (307)

Expanding theFireWiki...

One of the issues that is consistently brought to my attention with theFireWiki is the issue of copyrights protection. While many people would love to post to theFireWiki, they are hesitant because of the Open License associated with it. The Open License says that

anything posted on the site become... in essence... public domain and

anyone can use it or do what they wish. This seems to make a writer

uncomfortable and I can understand why. So tomorrow, we are adding…

Added by Michael Finney on September 30, 2007 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Second Day

No fires just a couple of first responder type calls.

Second week in a row we went for forcible entry and the caller met us outside. "Damn-it"

Hey check my page out, an actual picture of me on a fire. Its my back but I know who I am

Stay Safe

Lt Dan

Added by Daniel Brinkley on September 30, 2007 at 9:22pm — No Comments

A Firefighters Life

Body: You stay up for 16 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 run's into a burning…

Added by K.H.K on September 30, 2007 at 9:02pm — No Comments


Why in a world of war, starvation,and disease do people have to have an attitude over little things. The little things shouldn't get us worked up, but for most of us it does. If we have no more of a life than that we are pretty sad. If we have all this time to nitpick at what everyone says then we need a hobby. So in short we need to do somethng besides complain about little things in this time of sorrow.

Added by mike wright on September 30, 2007 at 8:35pm — No Comments

I hate sundays!!!!

The city I work for is mostly a business/ technology office complex. Don't quote me on the numbers but we have something like 30,000 people that actually live in the city, but Monday through Friday our city swells to over 300,000 people. With six ALS engine companies, two ALS rescues, and one Truck company the call volume for 30,000 people isn't very high. This might be great for some people, but for me it makes for way to much down time. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy sleeping most nights, but…


Added by Marc Allen on September 30, 2007 at 5:33pm — No Comments

The Whole Vollie and Career Thing

I spent a great deal of time constructing an intelligent post to a forum thread to find it had been closed to discussion, so I decided to post it on my blog. The whole vollie vs. career thing has just got to end. The fire service in this nation will continue to spin on its collective axis forever and there will never be resolution to this question, so why even ask it? In regard to the thread in question, I haven't seen any post regarding South Carolina and getting rid of vollies, so I don't…


Added by Mick Mayers on September 30, 2007 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments

Former Morning Pride President Passes Away

From Billy Goldfeder:

It is our sad duty to advise you that our former President Larry Grilliot passed away peacefully in his sleep early the morning of 9/29/07 (while

recovering from knee replacement surgery on 9/21).. He had remained in the

hospital until Thursday 9/27/07 due to a blood clot, but was released home on


Larry was President of Morning Pride…

Added by Firefighter Nation WebChief on September 30, 2007 at 1:35pm — No Comments


Tamaqua blaze destroys house, damages at least three other homes Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 September 2007…

Added by ee779 on September 30, 2007 at 9:25am — No Comments

Trying to make sense of it all.

3+ months after the fall of 9 brave men in Charleston, South Carolina ..I'm still trying to make sense of it all. I'm angered at the veil of silence. I'm angered at the "good ole boy" system intact in that area.

Perhaps, I shouldn't be here speaking on this but then again I won't let their loss be forgotten.

God Bless them and their Families.

Added by FireSister on September 30, 2007 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

Firefighters appreciated

Firefighters appreciated…


Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on September 30, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

Added by RTG7192 on September 30, 2007 at 4:17am — No Comments

about me!!!

hello, i am john beasley i have been a firefighter for 7 years now with the mcminn county fire and rescue dept. i enjoy assisting in all aspects of the fire department. At the county fire department we are all volenteers and i love my department and the community. i am also a police/fire dispatcher have been for 4 years and i enjoy that aspect of emergency services aswell. i am also a paid volenteer for the athens city fire department. i love the feeling of helping someone when they have lost… Continue

Added by JOHN BEASLEY on September 30, 2007 at 1:12am — No Comments


I passed the Elk Grove Village Fire Dept written exam. Next stop, physical exam on the 20th of October.

Added by Jess on September 30, 2007 at 12:29am — 1 Comment

Need A Side JOB Please Help!!!!!

Hey guys heres the question im looking to start a side buisness and am lost on what to do espically since winter is almost here and the lawn care buisness is so overwhelmed as it is. Would any of yall have any suggestions for me that wouldnt take alot of start up money thanks guys please help

Added by Nicholi69 on September 30, 2007 at 12:18am — 1 Comment

Just Me

Hey everyone!

I am a 40 year old working in the Baltimore County Fire Dept. Just finished my 18th year on the job on Septeber 12th, but i also have about 5 more years as a volly in county prior to being hired.

I work at an Engine, Truck and Double Medic house on the West Side. (The Busy Side) Although we are not in the Fire Triangle we see our share of the red stuff for being in the County.

We sit just about on the City/County line but unfortunately theres not much fire…


Added by Daniel Brinkley on September 29, 2007 at 10:55pm — No Comments

I took my Fire Officer I test and....

Despite getting a flat tire and having a nearly flat spare, I made it to my FOI test (ok, it was 5 minutes late). The test center personnel were extremely nice and after getting settled in, I finished the test in just under thirty minutes.

This caused me some panic, because I was certain that I had bombed it. However, I passed and got a really nifty and official looking piece of paper with my photo on it. So, I can now go through my department's clearing process (as soon as they write…


Added by Heather Langston on September 29, 2007 at 7:58pm — 1 Comment

Fire chief says Eargle followed protocol

Smoke alarms didn’t sound

Fire chief says Eargle followed protocol…


Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on September 29, 2007 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Charleston 9

On behalf of the Marion Rural F.D. Our thoughts, and prayers go out to the familys, and friends of our fallen brothers

Added by Grizz on September 29, 2007 at 2:51pm — No Comments

The Creation Of A Firefighter

When the Lord was creating Firefighters, he was into his sixth day of

overtime when an angel appeared and said, "Your doing a lot of fiddling

around on this one."

The Lord said "Have you read the specification on this person?

Firefighters have to be able to go for hours fighting fires or tending to a

person that the usual every day person would never touch, while putting in

the back of their mind the circumstances. They have to be able to move at… Continue

Added by BunkerBabe on September 29, 2007 at 2:05pm — No Comments

What a day....

Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 43 calls Thursday, including 31 medical calls, eight motor vehicle wrecks, two falls and two other traumas

Added by Mary Holland on September 29, 2007 at 11:55am — No Comments

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