Tag Archives: Opie

Heading to 4 day!

WoooHooo! I can almost smell 4 day break. Another 12 hours and we’ve got it made…till Friday anyway. It really hasn’t been a bad cycle if you don’t count being stuck on duty with all this nice weather. The good news is that the forecast for the week looks just as good. What to do what to do? With so ...

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Middle day blahs!

It’s the middle day for C-shift and I can’t wait for 4-day. Today feels like it’s lasted 48 hours already. The day started out BEAUTIFUL. Joe is off on vacation so that has us running with the minimum … 3 on the Engine (and YES that’s counting the Officer and driver) and 2 on the Medic. Not a big deal ...

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Wednesday…WooooHooo!

Well it’s Wednesday and the middle day of our cycle. Most of you have heard by now but we had a plane go down in the “Noke” yesterday. Here’s a photo taken by Brian Turner via The Roanoke TimesThe crash obviously received a ton of coverage. Check out the reports from sites such as Va. Fire News or Statter 911. ...

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Last day of the cycle

Beautiful weather here in Va. today. I’d say the best day of the year thus far other than having to work. That said, it hasn’t been too bad. A few runs but nothing out of the ordinary. I guess the biggest news for us today is the fact that our Lieutenant is finally here and is scheduled for a full ...

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WE'VE BEEN ROBBED !!!

Oh the horror! The emotional trauma! We feel VIOLATED! I have a morning routine. I usually arrive to work around 06:30 (the “wake up” bell hits at 07:00, shift break is at 07:50 but Officers generally change a little earlier). Anyway, as soon as I come through the door, I put on a pot of coffee (we have a nice ...

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