It was a good class that contained a lot of things that needed to be said. I'd bet every Department has a member or two that you wouldn't want in front of or behind you on the line.... am I right?Read More »
Tag Archives: Melrose misfits
Cold Water Challenge… Harrisburg, Pa.!!!
So I was challenged several times in the Face Book Craze “Cold Water Challenge”. I was challenged once by Kestin Wiemer (link) and the other by Bob Gard. Below is my video of my attempt of the challenge. The charities I choose were the Sons Of The Flag and the South Dakota Firefighters Benefit . I encourage you (if you ...Read More »
“By The Book Wines”
A fire company which is viewed hooting, hollering, whistling or staring transfixed at an attractive female is likely to be categorized as a band of sex-depraved barbarians.Read More »
Staffing saves lives!
Shortly after his size up, Captain Perdue transmitted that he had multiple victims hanging out of windows (of the upper floors) and the hallway / stairwell heavily involved with fire.Read More »
Firehouse vs. Fire Station
I’m safely home from Detroit and pulling my 2nd tour out of a 72 hrs straight. My regular shift has me working Friday, Sunday and Tuesday but I’m working today (Saturday) to pay a Brother back for some time we recently traded. Friday, Saturday, Sunday sucks but I owe him. I’m working out of Station #7 on B-shift. The House ...Read More »
All Hands Working …. situation …" Doubtful "..errr … "Will Hold" … maybe??
First off, I need to say THANK YOU for all the Christmas cards, and messages I received. I personally read each of them and can tell you that they helped lift my spirits (sorry I haven't replied to them all) . I cried every day after coming home to see the fresh stack awaiting me on the kitchen counter. It is very humbling to know that so many of you out there are thinking and care so much about me and my family.Read More »
Not too bad for "hell week" ….
It's too bad that many of the Brothers and Sisters here don't (can't or wont) see the benefit in that (as well as exactly what and why we do what we do). It's sad (and I know why it happens) but, more times than not; we're often the butt of jokes and/or smart ass comments here at home.Read More »
Roanoke's Bravest face another heavily involved structure fire
Captain Dillon is an "aggressive" firefighter who has seen more than his fair share of work. When he says it was a "hot" one, what he means is that it would have melted the paint off the gates of hell ...LOL.Read More »
Working Fire, Extrication and Firehouse Expo!
We caught a small job at shift break this morning... we were coming on, B-Shift was going off. It's a hell of a way to start the day.Read More »
A little prayer never hurts… of course clean balls goes a long way as well.
As a Company, we live, eat and play together. Because of that, we are united and that enables us to fight together (fire fighting). Now, we've added another level to our bond of Brotherhood and have attended Church together. We've prayed together and this past Sunday, even received Communion together.Read More »