FIRST ARRIVING NETWORK
First Arriving Network
Powered by the First Arriving Network, Reaching 1M+ First Responders Worldwide

Tag Archives: Captain Wines

South Dakota to Indy! Where will The Fire Critic and I be next?

545408_10151070016177849_1234042377_n-1-250x250

Just like last year, The Fire Critic and I will be having another "meet up". This year, we have teamed up with several other groups / organizations to make the event even bigger and better than last years! I know ... you don't know how that can be possible but TRUST ME .... you will NOT want to miss this event!! This year, we are calling it The 2014 Firefighter Turnout and you wont want to miss it!

Read More »

Ask a Firefighter

Captain Willie Wines Jr and Battalion Chief Bobbie Slayton 2010

Rhett and I get a LOT of questions from our followers who are seeking guidance and / or advise. For whatever reason, they feel "comfortable" enough with us to ask some of the questions they may not normally ask (especially to someone on their own Department etc).

Read More »

A Death in the Family

10080_662965850432596_740913326_n

My mother-in-law, Susie Mitchel Martin; passed away unexpectedly this weekend. Obviously, all my attention has been directed toward supporting my wife and family. I want to thank you for all the cards, e-mails, messages, thoughts, prayers etc.

Read More »

Firehouse vs. Fire Station

Station Ladder 7

I’m safely home from Detroit and pulling my 2nd tour out of a 72 hrs straight. My regular shift has me working Friday, Sunday and Tuesday but I’m working today (Saturday) to pay a Brother back for some time we recently traded. Friday, Saturday, Sunday sucks but I owe him. I’m working out of Station #7 on B-shift. The House ...

Read More »

Doing The Right Thing!

1521699_567996916623536_817675164_n

DTRT or “Do The Right Thing” is an acronym used by the F.O.O.L.S (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society) link . I’ve been thinking a lot about the FOOLS and what they stand for over the past few days. Their Mission Statement says “ The F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportunities to Brother and Sister Firefighters ...

Read More »