November 2008 Blog Posts (171)


Just letting everyone know that I received my confined space certifiacation today. I am very happy with the test and loved the training exercise we had. I wasn't even aware of the possibility of getting it today until the last minute. It was a great chance that wa given to me and I jumped at it.

Also, I added pics today. Some of me from around the station and some of my daughter and my wife.

Hope everyone had a good weekend and nice Halloween. I know we had a great one… Continue

Added by Kenneth Clutts on November 3, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

sad news

larue county - hodgenville fire dept is sad to announce the passing of former chife dan beams he was chife for 40 years till he retired in 2004 he will be missed

Added by jonathan on November 3, 2008 at 4:19pm — 3 Comments


I have not been able to be on much this past weekend due to studying for our next exam and trying to get caught up with the reading assignments. The next exam is this Wednesday and then I have a lab practise on Thursday, Lab test on Monday. We also have a group presentation, that is due on the 14th and have also been trying to get it completed with a couple of other students from class, Seems like all heck is breaking lose at the end of the quarter. I am not sure haow aoften I will be on til… Continue

Added by John on November 3, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Halloween is NOT just for Republicans!

Taken from

I know political tensions are high, but there’s no reason to bring the kids into it and ruin Halloween. A Detroit woman put a sign outside her house on Halloween that read “No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters or kids of Obama supporters.” She then only gave candy to McCain supporters and their kids. Come on lady…most kids don’t support a political candidate - and Halloween should be for everyone, not just… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 3, 2008 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Hello Georgia!!!!!

I am sorry that I have not been on lately. I have been in the process of getting moved to the beautiful state of Ga. Trying to get thing set up and hope to get to meet some of you in the near future. I cant get over how much this area has grown over the years.

Added by Dale Lucius on November 3, 2008 at 6:52am — No Comments

College, Again?

T's true. I am going back to college in August 2009 for a degree in Fire Protection Technology (AAS) from Mohawk Valley Community College. Im pumped, 15 weeks at the Fire Academy in Utica, NY then one year of college and its Career Fire Fighter / EMT Charley Bielby. I am so excited. Im also pumped because the new significant other I have loves the idea of me being a firefighter. Her father is a member of one of our mutual aid departments and is also a member of their FAST team. Hopefully, we… Continue

Added by Charley on November 1, 2008 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments


Dodging bullets is not part of the job description, but we do it.

Being chased by an angry dog that does not understand that you are there to help it's owner is not part of the job description, but we do it.

Holding back the tears because you were not able to save someone's live is not in the job description, but we do it.

Holding the hand of an elderly lady crying for her husband of 60 years lying on the floor dead and trying not to cry with her but comforting her instead is not… Continue

Added by Jordan Finch on November 1, 2008 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Canver update!!!

I am finished with everything just have to go and have portacath removed and then just have to get over side effects and feel better than get back on the truck.I woulod like to thank everyone for your support and prayers.It's been along road and I don't wish this on anyone but if you ever have to deal with it like I did then put it in God's hands and he will help you through it That I promise.Plus laughing is good medicen well have a bless evenning and a blessed day!

Added by Robert Nichols on November 1, 2008 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...November 1, 2008

Today I had a super instructor who actually works at a major company in Morris Township. He taught us so many things about fire extinguishers. Some of the things that stuck in my mind were:

-If you look at the fire extinguisher, note the amount of feet it says to stay away from the fire. Some are 6 feet, 12 feet, etc.

-Start at the root of the fire meaning the bottom. Don't just start spraying… Continue

Added by Denise Imperiale on November 1, 2008 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

What motivates me?

I was reading comments on the discussion "What motivates you?" So many people wrote things that I can say are part of the reason I am a firefighter. There are so many reasons but I think the biggest one, the one that keeps gnawing at me is that I don't know how not to be a firefighter.

When I was little, I watched my uncle go to calls & I wanted to go with him. As I grew older, I became more involved with the fire department in any way I could. My closest friends were involved… Continue

Added by Jenny Holderby on November 1, 2008 at 3:43am — 4 Comments

In remembrance.

In loving remembrance of Gerald Titmus - Northern Ireland Fire Brigade. He past away yesterday at the age of 45 following a brief illness. I had the awesome opportunity of meeting Gerald when he came to the United States as a member of Fire Fighters For Christ. Our local members asked me to host the Ireland guests at Pelco where I work and give them a tour of our Memorial. Gerald was full of antics pulling a lot of pranks. Firefighters don't pull pranks do they? No. :) Gerald was endearing. He… Continue

Added by Sue Okenyi on November 1, 2008 at 2:28am — No Comments

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