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Tag Archives: September 11

Climbing out ….

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I'll never get to make "those" calls again ... not to Jackson and it's killing me. This grief ... the depression.... it keeps knocking me down but I won't let it keep me here.

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Is simply "Remembering" enough?

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It's more than a t-shirt, helmet sticker or catchy slogan for me. I hope I don't need any of that crap. I'd rather you know that I remember EVERYDAY and would hope you can tell that by my actions and not by the slogan on some shirt or hat that I'm wearing.

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2011 Ironfiremen.com's Year in Review!

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I'm not sure what I've done to deserve the life I've been given this past year but I am truly THANKFUL. Together, Rhett and I have made the journey of a lifetime in just a few short years. I can only imagine what 2012 will bring us.

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Buckle up!

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I really haven’t checked in with a “full” post since our 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Greenbelt, Md back on the 11th. I received a TON of e-mails, text messages and comments on the site from that post ( I Cried ) … THANKS! I was hesitant to hit the “publish” button on that post. I had so much I wanted to ...

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I cried ….

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I know …I know … I’m a fireman. Well guess what ??? Firemen are HUMAN … we have feelings and emotion. Most of the time, we are able to set them aside, to hide them from our friends, family and the public. I haven’t been doing such a good job of that here lately and for good reason. Although I ...

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Why am I even here?

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I’ve asked myself that question thousands of times since the attacks on our Nation back in 2001. My dad, Rhett (The FireCritic), Todd “Boots” Harris and myself recently sat down for an interview with Roanoke Times reporter Jorge Valencia. It was a GREAT interview and I hope he realizes what he was able to capture on his recorder. We sat ...

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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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Taking it all in ….

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** Language WARNING for this post ** I guess I’m still absorbing all the information that is surfacing around the death of Osama bin Laden. There’s a lot to take in and the event has my emotions all over the scale once again. I’m happy, sad,  thankful and at times even mad … hang with me and I’ll explain. I, ...

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Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

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Happy St. Patty’s Day from Ironfiremen.com I hope the “luck of the Irish”  rides with all you brothers and sisters out there on duty tonight. Regretfully, I’m one of those pulling a tour. But hey, I know all you Jakes out there with the night off will drink a green pint or 20 for those of us who cant be ...

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