More from The Fire Critic and

It should be titled “More and MORE” from The Fire Critic and

Our schedule is filling up fast for 2012 and we want you to be part of it …. here’s the latest and what’s new.

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Regretfully, we’ve had 2 LODD’s (Line Of Duty Deaths) here in Va. this week.  Arrangements and details from the latest, Firefighter Zachary Whitacre of the Gore VFD, Frederick County, Va; have yet to be released. I’ll post more when available.

Alexandria Fire Department Paramedic Joshua Weissman will be laid to rest on Thursday, February 16, 2012   1:00pm at Beth El Hebrew Congregation located at 3830 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22304

I will be attending the funeral and have plenty of room if you’d like to ride  ( Rhett will be out of town and unable to attend but we are taking the “Blog Mobile” ). I will be leaving Station #13 in Roanoke at 7am Thursday morning. We will return late Thursday night (We will be attending the 6pm wake as well). You can meet me (and park) here or I can pick you up if you’re on the way. Leave a comment here or on Face Book and I will contact you with more details.

Please keep Brothers Weissman, Whitacre, their families, friends and Departments in your thoughts and prayers. 

Have you seen our new web site??? YOU SHOULD !

Rhett ( The Fire Critic ) and I have been doing “product reviews” for some time now but they’ve been scattered throughout both our sites.

We’ve came up with a way to put them all in one place and made it very easy to navigate!

What’s even better is that you ( the readers ) can “score”  (or “rate” ) the products as well ! The pages are set up so that you can see the last 10 products reviewed. Simply “click” on the one you are interested in for the full review and the chance to “score” or rank the product yourself.

The site is going to be VERY busy and we WANT your input. Tell us what you think of the site. We WANT your “score” of the products we review. Is there a product you’d like to see us review?

Visit the new site HERE . Follow ( and “Like” ) us on Face Book by clicking HERE 

We have also teamed up once again with the National Firefighters Endowment !

“The National Firefighters Endowment seeks to support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to more effectively protect the life and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards”.

Brothers helping Brothers … that’s what it’s all about!

We are calling this one ” Brotherhood Cuts ” and hope it will become a big campaign moving  from city to city … State to State.

Learn more about Brotherhood Cuts by clicking HERE 

Our  first event will be held March 10th (5pm) in Pinnacle, North Carolina at the Shoals Volunteer Fire Department (2964 Shoals Rd Pinnacle, NC 27043) Everyone is welcome to attend.  All of the money raised will go towards purchasing Bail-Out Kits for our North Carolina Brothers and Sisters!

Although our primary job is to help promote and organize the events, Rhett and  I will be much more involved and even participate. That’s right … WE WILL PARTICIPATE.

I will be at the 1st event in Pinnacle, NC ( Rhett will be unable to attend). To set the record straight … I will  NOT  be shaving my mustache (or squirrel as Rhett calls it) at this event (unless there is a huge donation made). I will most likely be shaving my head. As the project grows, Rhett will shave his head and we will eventually reach the point where my “stache” comes off.

Read The Fire Critic’s post on Brotherhood Cuts  HERE  

Stay SAFE and in House .. I’ll check back in asap!

Captain Wines