Georgia Shout out and FDIC bound!

You folks may remember a recient post where I helped my dad (Pop) drive a bus down to Flordia and back… ( See Home Again )

The bus hauls the Bluegrass Band Nothin Fancy and has become kind of a regular gig for Pop in his retirement.

This weekend, the band was down in Thomasville, Ga. Apparently, the hot water heater on the bus went out and left the boys out in the cold.

What do you do when you’re hundreds of miles from home and need some help?? You stop by the local fire station of course!

Pop rolled em into the nearby Thomasville Station #1 where they were met by Derick Knight. Derick and the men of station #1 opened their house and welcomed the guys in.

While Pop was telling stories from his 30 yrs on the job, the band was able to grab  nice hot showers.

Pop said the guys from Station #1 were 1st class all the way. It was also really neat for the band to get to see 1st hand how the Brotherhood of the Fire Service reaches all across the Country.

I’m not sure how many pieces or men were assigned to Station #1 but Pop seemed drawn to their Tower Ladder. Learn more about Thomasville Fire / Rescue and a bit of their history  HERE .

Special Thanks from to Derick Knight and the Brothers and Sisters of Thomasville Station #1.

It’s little actions such as this that keep the “Brotherhood” alive. .. Kinda like my recent post  Save The Shoes . If you guys are ever in the Roanoke, Va area … look me up and we’ll return the favor. Thanks again !

Ok, the rest of ya don’t have to be in Va. to look me up. The FireCritic and I are headed to Indy for FDIC!  WoooooHoooo … I can’t wait to get there!

Rhett will be teaching the class  “Social Media: The Fire Services next Big Innovation” in classroom 134-135 on Thursday, March 24th @ 1:30.

Our good friend and fellow Network Blogger Dave Statter will also be teaching on Thursday @ 1:30. Dave’s topic is  “The PIO Reporter: Telling Your Story in a World Where “Spin” Doesn’t Work”.

I will be in the Fire Rescue Magizine Booth #4244. John Mitchel (Fire Daily) and I will be there recording and live Pod Casting for Firefighter Netcast. Make sure to drop by and visit.

I will also be over at the Black Diamond Boot Booth as well as many other locations throughout the week…. yea… me and the Black Diamond Gals !!! (This is gonna be a good trip)

You’ll also want to catch up with us and all the other Fire/EMS Blog NetworkBloggers at the “meet up” on Friday the 25th at O’Reilly’s Irish Bar & Restaurant. Take the time to RSVP on Face Book  HERE

Rhett has a pretty good run down of events you’ll want to attend  HERE  and we’ll post our schedule as soon as we arrive and finalize all details. Rhett’s cell is on his Face Book page … if ya can’t find us, give him a call and we’ll work something out.


Until then, stay safe and in house!

Captain Wines