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Monthly Archives: October 2011

RE-ADJUSTING

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Rhett, Zach Green and I have just returned from a trip up to New York City. Much like most of the journeys Rhett and I embark on ( ie; 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs, NFFF Memorial Weekends, etc), this trip was life altering. I find myself back home and even on duty today but so far from the person who left Roanoke a mere 5 days ago.

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FIRE CRITIC AND IRONFIREMEN.COM ON THE ROAD AGAIN NYC 2011

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It’s been a while since I’ve checked in but it’s not because I’ve been slacking. I’m actually posting this installment from NJ. Rhett and I have been between NJ and New York City for the past several days. We’ve been up here with our good friend from Fox Fire  Zach Green. Find Zach, MN8 Products and Fox Fire on Face ...

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"ROOKIE" RANDY EARNS ANOTHER 90 DAYS ON THE JOB

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When our recruits complete the acadamy, they are assigned to a company, placed on 1 years probation and have a detailed set of objectives to complete / pass within that year. They are assigned a "Rookie Book" which contains thoses objectives and are evaluated at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 month mark.

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LOOKING BACK ON THE 30TH NFFF MEMORIAL WEEKEND

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I don't know how you could do what we did and see what we've seen and not take something away from the experience.I will carry the memories we've made there for the rest of my life. Emmitsburg, the NFFF, our fallen and their survivors will stay with me always. I WILL NOT FORGET .

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Of Honor and Respect

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We made the 4 hour drive up yesterday and checked in around 2pm. It is truly an honor to be here. I've said it many times but, honestly; words can not describe what you see and feel at this place. I hope you have the opportunity to attend some day. As you can see, the Buckaroo was excited and ready to make the trip with us but I think he needs a few more years under his belt before I bring him along. Plus, I don't think he's even seen his "Paw Paw" cry.

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Where will you be?

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The 30th Annual National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Weekend will be held this weekend, October 14th-16th…… Will   YOU   be there? YOU SHOULD BE! The Fire Critic ( Rhett Fleitz ) and I will be there. In my mind, this event should top your travel priorities for the year. Before you make FDIC, Firehouse Expo, FRI or any other convention / show, you ...

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High Rise training, fighting, dancing and a rodeo!

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I didn’t get a post up saturday night because I took  half the day off. My beautiful bride and I attended her 25th high school reunion. We had a very nice dinner and dance  at Mariner’s Landing  on nearby Smith Mountain Lake. For those of you wondering …. YEA … I still “got it”. That 80′s music had me throwing ...

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