Norman E. Flanders's Blog (9)

Thank You Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Week April 11 - 17

 

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week I would like to make the following statement:

 

As Chief, I can never express enough how much pride and respect I have for “YOU” the members that make the Clarendon Fire Association a success. Without your volunteering, outstanding help, support, and devotion I couldn't do my job and we couldn't provide the professional service we offer.

 

"Thank You…

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Added by Norman E. Flanders on April 11, 2011 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Structure Fire in Clarendon, VT

Busy day for Rutland County, VT area fire departments.



A reported structure fire in the Mill River condominium apartments in Clarendon Vermont was reported at 9:58 am. The fire was ruled under control at about 11:30 am. Firefighters and equipment remained on the scene until after 1 pm.



My new young LT requested Mutual Aid immediately based upon not knowing how many firefighters would show up, being it was a week day and the time of the day. That is a very big factor in… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on June 3, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Wanted "Swift Water Rescue & Technical Rescue Team" SOP's and/or SOG's

If any of the FFN members have a set of SOP's and/or SOG's for:

Swift Water Rescue and for Technical Rescue Team I am looking for a few sets.



I am in the process of proposing setting up a county team in our area and need

to draft some sop's/sog's for my proposal.



You can e-mail them to me at nrs5f@comcast.net Subject: SWR or TRT info.



Members of FFN your help is greatly appreciated.



Stay safe, train often and share… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on March 23, 2009 at 7:45am — No Comments

Subject: Common Sense Obituary

Subject: Common Sense Obituary



Mr. Common Sense, birth date unknown.



Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.



He will be forever remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, I should… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on January 26, 2009 at 6:43pm — 2 Comments

My Mean Mom and Grandma, there should be more

Mean Moms & Grandmas



Someday when my children are old enough to understand the

logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them, as my Mean ole Mom told me:



I loved you enough . . .to ask where you were going, with whom,

and what time you would be home.



I loved you enough to be silent and let you

discover that your new best friend was a creep.



I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room,

a job… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on January 26, 2009 at 6:38pm — 1 Comment

" Three Things " you should know...and more

THREE THINGS IN LIFE THAT, ONCE GONE, NEVER COME BACK

1. TIME

2. WORDS

3. OPPORTUNITY



THREE THINGS IN LIFE THAT CAN DESTROY A PERSON

1. ANGER

2. PRIDE

3. UNFORGIVENESS



THREE THINGS IN LIFE THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER LOSE

1. HOPE

2. PEACE

3. HONESTY



THREE THINGS IN LIFE THAT ARE MOST VALUABLE

1. LOVE

2. FAMILY

3. KINDNESS



THREE THINGS IN LIFE THAT ARE NEVER CERTAIN

1. FORTUNE

2.… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on January 26, 2009 at 6:33pm — No Comments

(Firefighter) Night Before Christmas Poem

The following poem was sent to me, enjoy.





(Firefighter) Night Before Christmas



'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house,

All the firefighters were asleep, even the one called "The Louse",



The bunk room was filled, with farts and snores,

With visions of no fires, nor calls to pry open doors,



The Captain had just laid down, his big fat head,

Hoping and praying, the night would be dead,



When he heard a… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on December 9, 2008 at 1:52pm — No Comments

The Volunteer Firemen

The Volunteer Fireman



Volunteer firemen are a breed unto themselves.



Whoever heard of a person who is willing to be on twenty-four hour duty without pay for the dubious privilege of protecting his neighbor’s life and property?



Whoever heard of a person who will dash from his job and ride a “fire engine” to the scene of the alarm ruining their clothing, neglecting their business or whatever they were doing, risking their life and exhausting them self physically,… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on November 19, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

What does your state require for firefighter training, type, hours, etc.?

It seems to me that there is a very wide range of requirements nationwide and from state to state. I am reaching out to the members of FFN asking for your help in comparing these requirements.



I am in search of what each state requires for training hours for a firefighter, i.e. such as Basic Firefighting, a 28 hour/36 hour/120 hour course, FF1,and FF2.



I want to compare our state with yours nationally. Let me know what your state offers, what the requirements are, and what… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on November 6, 2008 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

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