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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Wednesday…WooooHooo!

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Well it’s Wednesday and the middle day of our cycle. Most of you have heard by now but we had a plane go down in the “Noke” yesterday. Here’s a photo taken by Brian Turner via The Roanoke TimesThe crash obviously received a ton of coverage. Check out the reports from sites such as Va. Fire News or Statter 911. ...

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I HATE THIS CYCLE!

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We’re back and it’s Mon. Wed. Friday week…ugggggg! I HATE it! It seems as if you can never get anything done when working this cycle..at home that is. It’s rainy and cool anyway so I guess being here is as good as being anywhere else. It’s been a busy one too. We obviously haven’t had any fires but our brothers ...

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GOODBYE TYRONE

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WOW! It still hasn’t sunk in for me yet but today is Ben “Tyrone” Obaugh’s last shift. It’s no secret that he’s leaving but still a ton of confusion over exactly where he’s going. We’ve heard all sorts of possibilities today…lets see…We heard he’s jumping ship to the PD and is going to become a motorcycle cop..I say…..ummmmmmmm well you ...

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I'm back for our middle day

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Geesh.. I had a post darn near complete and had to come back and erase it. I should warn you though, this one will be a long one. Those of you who followed me here from the Misfit Blog know how long winded I can get. For our new readers, pull up a seat and relax…this may take me a ...

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First Day of the Cycle and I'm OFF!

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It’s C – Shift’s first day back off break and what a nice day it’s going to be. Today is officially the first day of Spring starting at 1332 hours. I’m off work but the rest of the guys will pull through it I’m sure. Heck, they will probally pull through the tour easier without me there. Talk about a ...

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SICK A DAY …TOUGH A DAY

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Well, that used to be a saying around the firehouses. That was back when you didn’t want to take a “sick” day. Now I’m not so sure that it shouldn’t be “sick a day, DUMB a day”. I was off sick last day but sucked it up and drug myself in here today. I shouldn’t have. It happens all the ...

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ANYWHERE BUT HERE!

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Uggg. We just got off a beautiful 4 day break. The weather was great and all of us made good use of the time. Today has been one of those days where you just wish you were anywhere…well anywhere but here that is. Rainy and cool, my back is out and I’m sick. I can think of a thousand places ...

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Last day of the cycle

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Beautiful weather here in Va. today. I’d say the best day of the year thus far other than having to work. That said, it hasn’t been too bad. A few runs but nothing out of the ordinary. I guess the biggest news for us today is the fact that our Lieutenant is finally here and is scheduled for a full ...

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WE'VE BEEN ROBBED !!!

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Oh the horror! The emotional trauma! We feel VIOLATED! I have a morning routine. I usually arrive to work around 06:30 (the “wake up” bell hits at 07:00, shift break is at 07:50 but Officers generally change a little earlier). Anyway, as soon as I come through the door, I put on a pot of coffee (we have a nice ...

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C-SHIFT BACK ON DUTY

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WOW! Man I’ve gotten a lot of comments on the new site. It seems as though a lot of you folks enjoy this stuff…ok..ok BOTH of you. Anyway, thanks for the support and comments. And yes, I will do my best to post every night I work. I missed Feb. 25th due to being off sick but, if I’m here ...

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