I will be attending the funeral and have plenty of room if you'd like to ride ( Rhett will be out of town and unable to attend but we are taking the "Blog Mobile" ). I will be leaving Station #13 in Roanoke at 7am Thursday morning. We will return late Thursday night (We will be attending the 6pm wake as well).Read More »
Tag Archives: Va
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. ...Read More »
Busy 4 day!
We usually call it our 4 day “break” but I didn’t get much of a break on this one. Thursday and Friday was spent getting up hay and preparing the Farm for visitors and tours due to a community celebration. Everything worked out well and the Buckaroo even got in a little “creek time”. Saturday morning, I met my Lieutenant George, ...Read More »
It's been exactly one month since Randy was assigned to "Lucky #13" and today, he caught his first fire.Read More »
Honored and humbled!
Once again, connections made through this site have left me honored and humbled. I received a message on Face Book last week. Casey Potter wrote me an AWESOME note. She told of how her husband Chris Potter is a HUGE fan of Ironfiremen.com He follows daily, tells all his friends, family and fellow firefighters. She said it was his birthday ...Read More »
Ironfiremen.com says goodbye to Washington DC
WOW … What a trip ! They say “all good things must come to an end” so I left DC this morning at 6am and headed back to the farm. I hated to leave. The 2011 Congressional Fire Service Institute Dinner was AWESOME. I knew that this was going to be rushed trip but also one that I wouldn’t want to ...Read More »
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!! You had better be …. The Roanoke Rampage will take the field for our 2nd home game of the 2011 season Tomorrow April 2, 2011 @ 3pm. The Rampage will face The South Carolina Commanders at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem, Va. Most of you know by know that we play in The National Public ...Read More »
6 Students escape fully involved off campus house fire in Lexington, va
The off campus home housed 6 Washington and Lee University Students. They were in the Furrs Mill home when the fire started Sunday night but were able to escape without injury. Stay Safe and in House! Captain WinesRead More »
Funny videos, contests, cake and a steak dinner … catching up with Ironfiremen.com
Ok, the past week or so has been scattered and sporatic at best. Locally, we’ve had two deaths and subsequent funerals to attend to ( Chief Bobbie Slayton and Luella Banks, wife of retired Captain Mike Banks ) so my normal hi-jinx and shenanigans just wasn’t appropriate. I did manage to squeeze in a few posts containing some decent content ...Read More »