With his passing still heavy on her heart and mind, Todd's mother sat down yesterday to attempt to write "Thank You" cards. She was simply overwhelmed by the number of Firefighters and the distances they had traveled. It's a true testament to the "Brotherhood" we firefighters share and it never ceases to amaze me.Read More »
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For the friends and family of Michael Todd Harris… “Boots”
Boots Worked for me on C-shift, Station #13. He was our Senior Firefighter. He was a mentor to many. A Brother, son, husband, good friend and generous, unselfish, giving man. He was loved and will be missed by many!Read More »
When kids are involved …..
He thinks we're the heroes and is too young to understand that the challenges he faces and overcomes on a daily basis is an inspiration to us. Hunter is my hero!Read More »
“It’s good emotionally for us to be out there and get a sense of normalcy,” said Williams. “We’re still here. We’re still doing what we’re doing and we will get past this terrible devastation.”Read More »
If I live 12 more hours!
Geesh ! WHAT A WEEK !! The good news is that if I can last about 12 more hours, I’ll be headed home for what will hopefully be a relaxing Sunday and the beginning of my 4 day break. Yesterday started off good, got busy and then ended late but good. It started off with me and the Buckaroo meeting Captain ...Read More »
Line of Duty Death. David Palmer, Firefighter / Medic Roanoke Fire/EMS
I have so many mixed feelings that I’m not sure where to begin. David “Big Dave” Palmer, age 54 was laid to rest yesterday after an almost 2 year battle with cancer. He was buried with Fire Department honors. Read local coverage HERE . If you took the time to hit the link above, you now know that Big Dave ...Read More »
Paying the price for charity
The Roanoke Rampage football team got our 1st win yesterday against the South Carolina Commanders… final score 21-8 This is the 2nd season for the newly formed Rampage and our 1st victory in 6 games. We are learning and growing with each week. We are also paying a price. I say this NOT in a negative way but rather with ...Read More »
"If you want to be a clown" Remembering Roanoke City's Chief Billy Obenchain
The following poem is read at the beginning of every Roanoke City Recruit School and has become the unofficial creed of the Roanoke Fire / EMS Department. “If you want to be a clown, you’d better be lookin’ for a circus. If you’re lookin’ for a free ride, here’s a dollar; call a cab. If you want to be a ...Read More »