Michael J. Gregory's Blog (8)

Are There Standards For Training For Fire Personnel Who Are Re-Entering The Fire Suppression Service

Can fire service personnel who have been out of fire suppression for over 26 years be put back in the fire suppression service fighting fires with only 2 weeks of training, which was watching videos???? Can anyone tell me if there are standards for training for fire service personnel re-entering the fire service????  

Added by Michael J. Gregory on March 7, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Let's Give OUR Brother A Helping Hand

OUR Gary, Indiana Fire Department Brother-Melvin Carter recently had a small fire in his apartment, which set off the sprinklers throughout his entire apartment. The fire and related water damage caused damage to all of his family's belongs and he did not have insurance. He is also one of the Gary, IN firefighters that was laid-off for several months of this year and had just recently returned to duty. I am asking my brothers and sisters under the Maltese Cross to join with me, let's give…


Added by Michael J. Gregory on December 23, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Thirty (30) Gary, IN Firefighters To Be Cut Friday- December 31, 2010‏

"With the four (4) that were laid off Dec. 18, 2010 union official says that's about 20% of city's firefighting staff"


My Brothers and Sisters Under The Maltese…


Added by Michael J. Gregory on December 29, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Four Gary, IN Firefighters Cut In Budget Trimming

Post-Tribune Newspaper

May 27, 2010

GARY -- The city laid off four firefighters and got rid of the jobs they held Wednesday as it moved forward with cost-cutting that originally targeted as many as 57 firefighters' paychecks.

"It wasn't like we had a big choice," Firefighters Local 359 President Raynard Robinson said.

Gary sought to cut…


Added by Michael J. Gregory on May 27, 2010 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

Brother Gary, IN Firefighter's Son Picked NFL Draft 2nd Round By The Green Bay Packers

Michael Neal Jr. Is The Son Of Gary, IN Firefigher Michael (Big Mike) Neal Sr.

2010 Green Bay Packers draft pick

Mike Neal R2…

Added by Michael J. Gregory on April 26, 2010 at 12:17am — 5 Comments

Am I a Fireman Yet?

....If any of you can get through this without shedding a tear, you are a better person than most of us......…


Added by Michael J. Gregory on April 25, 2010 at 8:33am — 4 Comments

Little Firefighter

If you don't laugh at this one, you're not breathing!!!!

A firefighter was working on the engine outside the Station, when he noticed a little girl nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the sides and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle.

The girl was wearing a firefighter's helmet.

The wagon was being pulled by her dog and her cat.

The firefighter walked over to take a closer look. 'That sure is a nice fire truck,' the… Continue

Added by Michael J. Gregory on April 23, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

The Story of the Maltese Cross

The Maltese Cross

The badge of a fireman is the the Maltese Cross. The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection . . . a badge of honor; it's story and tradition is hundreds of years old.

When a courageous band of Crusaders, known as the Knights of St. John, fought the Saracens for possession of the Holy Land, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors. It was a simple, but horrible device of war, it wrought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon… Continue

Added by Michael J. Gregory on October 31, 2009 at 9:53pm — 7 Comments

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