Tag Archives: Captain Willie Wines

Of Honor and Respect

We made the 4 hour drive up yesterday and checked in around 2pm. It is truly an honor to be here. I've said it many times but, honestly; words can not describe what you see and feel at this place. I hope you have the opportunity to attend some day. As you can see, the Buckaroo was excited and ready to make the trip with us but I think he needs a few more years under his belt before I bring him along. Plus, I don't think he's even seen his "Paw Paw" cry.

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Busy last day before vacation

Well, I’m not actually going on “vacation” but I will be off for 13 days if I can only make it to 07:00am tomorrow morning! On Tuesday, Rhett Fleitz ( Fire Critic) and I will head out for Atlanta, Ga. and Fire Rescue International ( FRI ) 2011 !  We have a GREAT week planned and hope to see you there. ...

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Our dispatchers rock!

It happens more often than not here lately but yesterday, all HELL broke loose! Severe thunder storms hit the valley yesterday evening and lightning strikes,  flash flooding  and working fires soon followed. It was chaos!  EVERY truck in the city was on the road. Our first run had us heading from the edge of North West to the out skirts ...

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Randy's Moma …

I haven’t met her yet but Im sure Randy’s moma is proud … if not, she should be.  Me? … I’m undecided as of yet. Now, don’t get me wrong … I like him. He’s eager to learn. Open to new ideas and challenges. He has adapted well to change and is a genuine good person. See previous posts on “Rookie Randy”  HERE     ...

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I had to "Pull the Book" !

It’s been another busy day here at Lucky #13. The good news is that if I make it til 07:00 am tomorrow morning, I’ll be off for 13 days! WoooooHoooo! Rhett, Kevin Tottin and I will be heading up to Baltimore, Md for the 2011 Firehouse Expo ! I’ll have more on that trip in future posts but for now, ...

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Middle day, 4th of July weekend

Another beautiful day here in “The Noke” and we’re stuck on duty. It’s almost scary …. pretty weather, the 4th of July eve and we’ve actually been pretty quiet. I’m just waiting for the bottom to fall out. I’m hoping for a quiet night but know how it will most likely end up.  Either way, we’re ready for it. My ...

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Another Hectic Day In "The Noke"

Well, hectic for me anyway. It’s my 3rd and final day of  “riding the car” this week. The Chief will be back to duty next cycle and I get to go back home to “Lucky #13”. As I said, in an  earlier post  this week; riding the car isn’t  ALL  bad. Some days are better than others and for me, ...

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