You and "Blazer"? Yes, I left a comment on that one :o)
Down here it's called "Captain Koala" - the kids seem to love it! Anything that attracts attention is good - get the kids and the parents follow.
I often end up laughing at myself Mick - as is the case with what you pointed out!!! Yes, of course you knew exactly what that article said, as did I because I read it before I posted... I followed the old 'assume' thing didn't I? Because I took your post as one of those oh so very frequant posts where people have read nothing apart from the thread title ROFL
thanks for your words pal, it's always a pleasure keeping in touch with colleagues arrond the world. Maybe one day we can sit right down somewhere, have a beer and talk face to face about our mayor interest... saving lives!!!
Thanks for the welcome, Mick. Hoping to have some good talks here. Dig the blog. I am in Washington state, about an hour south of Seattle. We are a suburban department, 70 sq. miles, about 11,000 call a year with 4 fully staffed stations. We are having some definate growing pains as we expand, and just hoping to find some input from around the nation about leadership, staying focused on service, and how to keep folks always wanting to do it better. Hope all is well in SC.