My "black cloud" followed me the entire cycle, Friday was no better than Monday or Wednesday.Read More »
Tag Archives: Incident Command
A busy Halloween in "The Noke"
I was first in with the Chief's buggy to find smoke showing from the attic (sides Delta and Bravo) of a single story, wood framed, family dwelling. I gave the size up, marked it a working fire and established Command.Read More »
School Bus roll over in Botetourt County … on board students call 911
The bus involved was not equipped with seat belts or safety restraints. Of the 39 students aboard, 13 were transported to local hospitals with what has been described as minor injuries. The call to 911 actually came from one of the on board students as the driver worked to remove others from the overturned vehicle.Read More »
Volunteer vs. Paid …Respect my AUTHORITAH !!!
"He said Tuesday that if an emergency services director assumes control of a scene "there are going to be a lot of hurt feelings and busted noses."Read More »
AN EMOTIONAL FEW WEEKS, THE FIRE CRITIC, CHIEF GOLDFEDER, ZACH GREEN AND FOXFIRE
Chief Billy was upset that he wasn't able to take us by their Fallen Firefighter Memorial before he ran out of time. We told him not to worry about it .... just give us the address and we'd be sure to stop by and visit it. NOPE ... that wouldn't due. He didn't want us to go to their memorial, he wanted to TAKE us ! THAT'S BROTHERHOOD .Read More »
Fires, Fretting, more fire and Hazmat in "The Noke"
I worked and extra shift yesterday (the 2nd half of it anyway) at Station #3. Rhett needed the day off so he could go to some kind of dance contest. Now, he put on like it was for his daughter but I know the truth.Read More »
Vinton home burns. 10 or more minutes to get an Engine on scene… 1st due is .22 miles away!
Almost a week ago now (last Monday November 29th) City Engine 6 caught a fire. Now, that in itself is not news … those guys catch a lot of work. What is news is some of the circumstances surrounding the fire. I am not going to “point fingers” here but, I think there are some VERY serious issues that have arose ...Read More »