An "effing" good time!


final 3In a previous post, “The chance of an effing lifetime” (link) ; I told you about how the creators and staff of the web series “Hosed” was in the process of making a full blown movie.

They created a Kick Starter campaign and have appealed to the fire service to help raise the needed funds to get the project off the ground.

Through their Face Book page, they started a mustache contest. They asked everyone to send in a picture of their favorite  “effingstache”. Then they asked everyone to vote for their favorite. The winner receives a spot in the movie as an “extra”!

The deadline was at midnight last night and believe it or not, I was in the running to win. There were 40 photos to choose from and everyone of them had an  awesome “effingstache”! I knew the competition was going to be tough.

In the final stretch, it was between me and two Brothers from Pennsylvania …Pete DeMarco and Jason Greer.

Jason GreerAlthough I didn’t stay up until midnight to watch the results, I believe the winner is Jason.

It was fun watching the contest. It was inspiring. I say that because you could see the Brothers and Sisters from Pennsylvania rally around Jason.

Of course I wouldn’t expect less out of Pennsylvania because I’ve been there and seen the Pa Brotherhood first hand!

You may remember back in May of this year, I attended the Harrisburg, Pa Fire Expo. Now THAT was an “effing” good time!

Lt. Mike Rodkey invited me and Donna out to the Colonial Park Fire Company for a great Meal. I got to meet members such as Sam Swartz and learn about the Traditions and History of  the Colonial Park Fire Company.

We also attended a Brotherhood Bash at the Progress Fire Company #32. Talk about another “effing” good time …. Firehouse Dolls, Pipes and Drums, cold beverages, a packed house of Brothers and Sisters … how could it not have been!

You can read about that whole trip / experience in the previous post linked below …

Read “Brotherhood of the Harrisburg, Pa Fire Expo” 

Jason is a member of IAFF L-319 and a Lt. on Engine 3-A in Lancaster, Pa. He is also listed as staff on the web site, Central Pa Bravest (link). Congratulations to Jason and all the Brothers and Sisters in Pa who represented him (and the Brotherhood) so well!

The only thing I regret is that the contest didn’t generate more money for the movie. In the final 24hrs, we generated well over 700 new “likes” for the Hosed Face Book page but seen very little increase in the Kick Starter campaign.

Everyone who voted SHOULD have donated something. You can donate as little as $1. Think of it this way …. if they don’t reach their pre-production goal of $200,000, there may not even be a movie for the winner to appear in.

The good news is that it’s not too “effing” late …. DONATE and help  assure Jason makes it to the big screen!

Find and Like “Hosed” on Face Book

Donate to Hosed the Movie on Kick Starter

CMA'sSpeaking of an “effing” good time … have ya heard that The Fire Critic (Rhett Fleitz) and I are going to the CMA’s ?!!?

Yea… THE CMA’s …. in Nashville …. where Alison Krauss, Faith Hill, Sugar Land, Lady Antebellum and all the other great country music stars will be. I can’t believe it!

The show will be live on ABC Wednesday night and we will most likely be streaming it from our web sites as well.

You’re gonna be hearing a lot about this trip in the next few days because of why / how we get to go.

Rhett was asked to attend so he could cover a very special event. Country music star, and previous First Responder; Craig Morgan (link) has joined forces with Kidde to promote Simple Steps To Safety !

935119_10151752837417849_1232653154_nThe announcement will be made, before the big show; on Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Curb Courtyard along Demonbreun St.

The program empowers everyone to be a safety hero and kicks off a multi-community alarm donation initiative in conjunction with Morgan’s 2014 tour! – Kidde on FB

Kidde is honored to also welcome special guest Kix Brooks, this year’s CMA “National Broadcast Personality of the Year” winner, which follows more than 75 major industry awards as part of music duo, Brooks & Dunn.  Brooks serves as the radio voice for public service announcements on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s alarm pledge program – step #5 to “Be a Safety Hero.” The pledge asks families to commit to being fire safe, which in turn helps firefighters who would enter burning homes to rescue trapped residents.

Click HERE for more details from The Fire Critic!

Rhett Fleitz aka Fire Boy with and in Captain Wines' cowboy hatI’ve got a lot to do between now and Wednesday.

The first thing I have to do is buy Rhett a cowboy hat and some boots. He’s wearing one of mine in the picture to the right and those high dollar fancy smancy pointed shoes he wears just aint gonna cut it in Nashville …. LOL.

Then, I guess we have to decide what to wear.

I don’t know if we should rent a tux, wear our Class A’s or just be our normal selves and rock our kilts on the red carpet!

LMAO … can you imagine the looks we’d get walking in to the CMA’s in cowboy hats and kilts! The funniest thing is that I think we can pull it off!

Be sure to keep a close eye on our web sites, Face Book and Twitter pages to see what we wear, who we meet and exactly what we manage to get ourselves into.

Kidde-240x240It’s only fitting that Kidde picked Tennessee for this announcement / kick off.

While there, Kidde, Brooks and Morgan  will recognize the proactive and industry-leading fire prevention actions of the State of Tennessee.

According to the state, 39 lives have been saved since January 2013 thanks to 10-year sealed-in battery smoke alarms installed by the state’s Division of Fire Prevention.

Kidde will donate 500 of its Worry-Free smoke alarms to help Tennessee continue its life-saving efforts!

On our way down, Rhett and I will get to meet some Brothers and Sisters from Tennessee and see first hand how their efforts help save lives.

We will be stopping in for a brief visit with T.J. Giles and members of IAFF L-1346 in Oak Ridge Tennessee. Their actions and dedication to fire prevention, safety and education helped save an entire family back on Feb 26, 2012. Take a minute and watch the video below…

Like I told ya … it’s going to be an “effing” good time / trip. Be sure to keep checking in and follow along.

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Until I get back to ya …Stay SAFE and in House!

Captain Wines