I wonder what the headlines what have said if this Firefighter had been injured or killed? Who would have been held liable? Think about that for a moment.Read More »
Tag Archives: Volunteer firefighters
Into The Smoke
"Kevin O'Toole and Ethan Sorrell were trapped in a house fire on February 24th, 2012 in Prince Georges County Maryland. They were both riding Truck Company 9 of the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department responding to a reported house fire in the first due response area of a closed firehouse. After making entry, conditions rapidly deteriorated causing Kevin and Ethan to be trapped and severely injured.Read More »
Crossing the line!
I crossed the State line and took a short trip into North Carolina this weekend. I had been invited to attend the County Line Fire Department’s Annual Awards Dinner. Actually, I was also their guest speaker. I had been fighting a stomach virus all week and wasn’t 100% sure I’d be able to make it. Rhett (FireCritic.com) was unavailable for ...Read More »
Follow up on Wytheville … Damn that evil Captain Wines and his mustache!
So many of these questions/factors could have fatal consequences if not answered / addressed. Do they have the "it will never happen here" mentality? I hope not.... the results can be devastating.Read More »
Wythe County, Va. Board of Supervisors SHUT DOWN rural Volunteer Fire Department in the interest of Public Safety.
"Virginia Code 27-10 provides that the governing body of the County may dissolve a fire company for any reason it deems advisable."Read More »
Brotherhood abound and remembering 2 of Virginia's fallen
When you hear the word "Brotherhood" spoken, most of us associate it with the larger Departments in the Country. The FDNY always comes to mind for most but, you hardly ever hear about the "small town USA" Volunteer Fire Company.Read More »
The plot thickens for Botetourt County Volunteer vs. Paid battle …. screw you guys..I'm going home!
Screw you guys... I'm going home!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 »
Volunteer Firefighters and the survivors of 2009 LODD Steven "Peanut" Koeser.
You folks may remember, back in early October; Rhett Fleitz and John Mitchel of Firefighter Netcast let me tag along for another recording gig. We went to Emitsburg Maryland for the 2010 National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Weekend. Read one of my post from the trip HERE. I had never before been. WOW! I carry the memories and feelings of that ...Read More »