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Monthly Archives: July 2012

When staffing matters

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I'd love to see em sit down with Leslie Alexander to have that conversation ... well Mr Alexander and Governor Rick Perry...now THAT would be a video worth watching!

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3 alarm fire in Roanoke, Va

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The fire would empty every firehouse in the city causing the Department to "call back" members for duty. Typically, those members "called back" will staff "reserve" apparatus and place stations back in service.

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And now, the HARD part begins…

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It's EASY to get this far .... hundreds if not thousands of members get this far. The "hard" part is "keeping fire in your life".... staying "Battle Ready".Keeping the desire to learn. To train, to stay healthy, physically fit and in the shape to do the job required of you. To keep motivated. To keep the discipline to push yourself to the "next level". To maintain a positive attitude.

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Mixed emotions

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“Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.” "

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Another funeral

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To me, much like the Marine Corp Dress Blues; our uniform symbolizes Honor, Pride, Tradition and Respect. I'll wear it in HONOR of Chase, those who have fallen before him and those who may fall after.

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Line Of Duty Death (LODD) #46, 3rd in Va.

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I would list their names, but they have none. One of the Captains explained to me that when the Honor Guard is working "we don't have a name, we don't have a face .. we don't exist as individuals. It's not about us, it's about that family and seeing that they are taken care of".

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