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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Our dispatchers rock!

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It happens more often than not here lately but yesterday, all HELL broke loose! Severe thunder storms hit the valley yesterday evening and lightning strikes,  flash flooding  and working fires soon followed. It was chaos!  EVERY truck in the city was on the road. Our first run had us heading from the edge of North West to the out skirts ...

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Randy's Moma …

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I haven’t met her yet but Im sure Randy’s moma is proud … if not, she should be.  Me? … I’m undecided as of yet. Now, don’t get me wrong … I like him. He’s eager to learn. Open to new ideas and challenges. He has adapted well to change and is a genuine good person. See previous posts on “Rookie Randy”  HERE     ...

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Looking back On Baltimore. Firehouse Expo 2011

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WHAT A WEEK! You should all know by now that Rhett (Fire Critic), Kevin Totten (Salem Fire/EMS) and I spent the better part of last week in Baltimore, Md at Firehouse Expo 2011. We had a GREAT time surrounded by friends, fans and Brother and Sister firefighters from across the Country. Rhett and travel a lot together but this trip ...

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The climb…

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We did it! I’m still so proud and in a state of mind that I’m not sure if I can even post about it yet. All of you folks know that Kevin Totten (Salem Fire/EMS), Rhett Fleitz (Fire Critic) and I have been here in Baltimore for the past few days for Firehouse Expo 2011. You also know that we participated ...

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We are all climbing

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Tomorrow, Rhett (The Fire Critic), Kevin Tottin ( Salem Fire / EMS ) and I will arrive in Baltimore, Md for Firehouse Expo 2011. We have a very busy work schedule through Sunday. We will be there working with Firefighter Netcast  and will be set up in Booth #743 with the likes of  Bill Schum ( Fire Geezer) and Dave Statter ...

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I had to "Pull the Book" !

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It’s been another busy day here at Lucky #13. The good news is that if I make it til 07:00 am tomorrow morning, I’ll be off for 13 days! WoooooHoooo! Rhett, Kevin Tottin and I will be heading up to Baltimore, Md for the 2011 Firehouse Expo ! I’ll have more on that trip in future posts but for now, ...

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Our new Rookie …

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I posted Sunday on the graduation of Recruit Class #14 from our Regional Training Center.  See that post  HERE  . I mentioned that I was getting a “Rookie” but I didn’t have any idea I would be getting one as good as I got …. meet Randy Armbrister! So far, Randy is working out very well.  He’s an easy going  ...

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Back to the grind stone …

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We’re back on duty after another work filled 4 day break. Usually, I don’t work the guys on Sundays or holidays but today had to be a little different…. we got our new “rookie” this morning. I’ll get to that in a minute. To begin with, it appears that our brothers on B-shift had another butt – kicking tour. You ...

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