Tag Archives: Roanoke Fire/EMS

"Old School" Captains …

There was a "life lesson" or some sort of Fire Department training in every task. They worked hard and expected the same of you. There was never an option other than "the right thing" and they ALWAYS looked after their members.

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Someone you need to know …flowing foam, dragging 2 1/2", visitors and more

TRUST ME .... get to know this guy and support the National Firefighters Endowment ANY WAY YOU CAN! These are the folks helping us... the firefighters. In these times of cut backs in staffing, salaries, station closings / brown outs etc .. who else is on our side? Shane gave a GREAT interview in Rhett's 2nd "20 Questions" installment... he explains a lot of what the NFE is all about .... take the time ... READ IT!

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Alive and well

TRUST ME ... it's NOT an easy thing to do. Especially in a Department like ours. I'll go back to those two words.... TRAINING and DISCIPLINE. I applaud the effort and calls our guys are making out here on the street ... they're getting it RIGHT and our members are going home the next morning.

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Who are you working for?

That's what customer service is all about. It's what our job is about. It's why we're here. If I can't help a 90 year old couple in my first due then I may as well go home.

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A good send off

We attend these services for the survivors. The fallen are already in a better place. You attend for the family. The wives (or husbands), children , parents etc as well as for their extended family.... the Brothers and Sisters of their Department. You attend to let them know (and see) that they are not alone, their grief is shared and their support system endless.

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Smoke, fire, a priest and a 3yr old!

We came off the rig, I get my hook and tell boots to take the fire floor from side Alpha and that I'll take the floor above from side Charlie ... "I'll meet ya on the 2nd floor". Not the best but that's how we operate.

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