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More on Chief Slayton, visitors, the Buckaroo and more…

First, I’d like to say thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers following the loss of Chief Slayton. The outreach from across the Country and throughout our profession has been comforting to many. I was looking through some of my pictures last night and came across a few I’d like to share. I mentioned that Bobbie and I were ...

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Roanoke's bravest continue to battle …

We’re fighting on all fronts here in “the Noke”. Our biggest battle right now has Retired Battalion Chief Bobby Slayton fighting to recover. I’m afraid his condition has not improved. Actually, he was moved earlier today to ¬†Pallative Care¬† in room 1040. The family is now accepting visitors in moderation. Mikey Overacker has some great shots of Chief Slayton’s retirement ...

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Ok, so I've missed a few days..

I know.. I know but its been kinda busy lately. No kidding, things have been fairly steady both on the job and at home. I know I have a lot of catching up to do so grab a seat. For starters, I should be off on vacation today but Coon and I switched a day so I can make Fire ...

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Busy last day of the cycle….

Don’t you love it when plans fall to pieces?? The fact that I’m here and posting means I am NOT going to get to see The Worx tonight. The good news is that the tickets didn’t go to waste and the farm “manager” (she got a field promotion from farm “hand”) is in for a good time tonight. Me…. I’m ...

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Hump day..

Well, it’s our middle day of the cycle but after pulling that 72 hr stretch, taking off 24hr and coming right back, I feel like I’ve been here a month already. Of course I had to bust my butt all day yesterday catching up all the farm work missed from being here back to back to back so it really ...

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On the "down hill" side of 72

I may be on the down hill side but I’m still TIRED!!!! ONE TIRED PUPPY I TELL YA DRAGGING BUTT.. And, what’s worse?? The boys have rode me like a rented mule today! Never mind that I’ve been working all day every day for the last who knows when! Never mind that most days on the farm start before the ...

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Working on 48 of 72

Yes… that’s 72 hours STRAIGHT in the station! Ugggggg! It seemed a whole lot easier 10 or so years ago… wonder why that is? Anyhow, today I’m back at my normal station but on a different shift (B-shift) and in a different seat. The brother I’m covering for is a Firefighter and his Captain is on duty so that puts ...

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May be my longest post ever…sit down.. we'll see

First off, I need to say that my / our thoughts and prayers go out to several folks this week / today. We have had some family members of our brothers pass this week. 1st Lt. Riddle from down at “The Deuce” lost his brother this past week. I haven’t spoke with Brian since his passing but hope he knows ...

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A lot to cover…

Ok folks.. it’s our first day back and I have a lot to cover tonight. It’s kinda going to be like a roller coaster because I have both good and sad to cover. First off, it’s taken a while for it to get out but we (Roanoke Firefighters), the State and Nation have lost a GREAT Union activist / leader, ...

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