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Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone, But Not Into the Fire..

I saw a gif today that was just perfect for what's going on with me lately. The gif was a bull's eye target with yellow at the bull's eye (comfort zone), green in middle ring (growth zone) and red for the outer ring (panic zone). This gif really said it all about the process of moving on. I've stayed for far too long in the bull's eye point, gotten to where I just did not want to move out of it, not even try. Yet, choosing to finally… Continue

Added by Bree N. on October 26, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Cybersecurity Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses in Center Focus as National Cyber Security Awareness Month Enters Fourth Week

Events highlight best practices as NCSA’s new website RE: Cyber empowers entrepreneurs and SMBs with a strategic toolbox for cybersecurity risk management…

Added by LT. Andrew Poole on October 22, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Revisiting electrical fire safety on campus

We're into October now and for many of you, that means Homecoming Weekend is right around the corner. This particular weekend is definitely one of the most fun for college students because of the many parties and get togethers with friends, the big football game and other sporting events. It's also a time when fire safety…


Added by Capt. Fyre Walker on October 18, 2014 at 12:10am — No Comments

Fire Prevention Week October 5-11, 2014

The National Fire Prevention Agency’s Fire Prevention Week runs from October 5 – 11, 2014 and this year’s official theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there…


Added by Janet Liebsch on October 5, 2014 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

National Cyber Security Awareness Month to Launch at the 2014 NASCIO Annual Conference

National Cyber Security Awareness Month to Launch at the 2014 NASCIO Annual Conference 

Facebook Live Broadcasts Kickoff Event Featuring Federal, State and Local…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on October 5, 2014 at 3:23am — No Comments


Hello all;

Yea its me the one that yells at you about driving and safety and all that other stuff, I still keep reading about Fire Vehicles rolling and firefighters hurt or dyeing, come on wear your SEAT BELTS, don't think if you are a Police officer you don't need your belts on you need them just as much if maybe more then the FD. It maybe uncomfortable to wear but if you wear them daily you will get use to them, sure it may slow you down a bit if you have to foot chase some bad…


Added by Bob Allard on September 26, 2014 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

After the Storm, Into the Light

It's been quite awhile since I've blogged. There is a short truth. *grin* I am finallly in a place of healing, with the right doc, right everything right now. It's a good place, safe, Once I made the choice that I HAD to trust, then healing happened. I'm by no means finished. Not at all.

What I've learned:

You cannot heal, cannot recover without CHOOSING to trust the right .....fill in the blank (doc, therapist, psychiatrist) in a SAFE place to share what you need to… Continue

Added by Bree N. on September 22, 2014 at 4:47pm — 8 Comments

Just got back from some missionary work. Plan on spending time getting the county CERT program active. Everybody should make a emergency tool kit. The basics: Flashlight and batteries, first aid kit,…

Just got back from some missionary work. Plan on spending time getting the county CERT program active. Everybody should make a emergency tool kit. The basics: Flashlight and batteries, first aid kit, wrench to shut off gas line, couple gallons fresh water, cell phone with extra battery is good. Practice an emergency action plan at least once a month with your family. For storms, floods, power outages, etc.. YOU CAN NEVER BE TO PREPARED. God bless all, and especially all the FIRST RESPONDERS.…


Added by Rev. Kenneth Cronkhite on September 22, 2014 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

Reno, Sparks fire chiefs call for smart meter probe

Anjeanette Damon, RGJ 7:19 p.m. PDT September 13, 2014

The Reno and Sparks fire chiefs are asking the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of smart meters installed by NV Energy on homes throughout the state in the wake of a troubling spate of blazes they believe are associated with the meters, including one recent fire that killed a 61-year-old woman.

Since 2012, four fires have occurred in Reno and five fires have occurred in Sparks that city… Continue

Added by Craig Taylor on September 15, 2014 at 10:35am — 2 Comments

Hello All

Hope this goes out to all of you as I have been having issues with my computer and was on vacation in DC, the last time my wife and I were there was about 20 yrs. ago with our kids. It was a warm day in Aug.. we drove there which was about 7 hrs. and we stay in Rockville,Md, AH you want to watch were you are driving you just ran the red light and never looked to the left. Any way we did some of the museums and the boat ride and I have always wanted to see the Pentagon so we did the bus tour…


Added by Bob Allard on September 6, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments



This industrial accidents could of been worse as of now 2 are in very critical condition with burns at the local burn unit.

As an emergency response provider......you are enacted to ensure FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS ARE ADHERED TOO. NFPA… Continue

Added by Roy Poteete on August 9, 2014 at 12:36am — 2 Comments

Obama's Policies Put American Firefighters at Risk

Every year, wildfires burn more than 130,000 acres across Florida, threatening the lives of Floridians, as well as their homes and businesses. Firefighters bravely risk…


Added by Capt. Fyre Walker on August 2, 2014 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

Friday Fotos: Northwest wildfires

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday Fotos post, but I wanted to share some wildfire pics coming out of Washington and Oregon.

Firefighters are up against 17 wildfires or sets of blazes in the Northwest, 13 in Oregon covering nearly 620,000 acres and four in Washington that have charred about 290,000 acres. Nearly 10,000 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to the region. They've made progress, with no new starts in the past 24 hours, according to …


Added by Janet Liebsch on July 26, 2014 at 12:05am — 3 Comments

Wildland Firefighters Featured on the Big Screen

For nearly a century, wildland firefighters of the Florida Forest Service have been working to protect Florida from the threat of…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on July 14, 2014 at 12:47am — 4 Comments

Seat Belts & 4th of JUly

Riding unsecured on a moving apparatus is risky behavior that has life-altering consequences. Forces generated by speeds of just 5 mph are strong enough to break the grip of an adult and result in serious injury. Failing to be seated and seatbelted is reckless behavior that can result in a near miss, injury or death. Families are left wondering, “Why was my loved one not belted? Who was in charge and allowed that to happen?” Who among us has prepared themselves to stand in front of a…


Added by Bob Allard on July 3, 2014 at 10:42am — 2 Comments


I want everyone to take a few moments and bow your heads and say a prayer to the family members and the Fire Chief and others that were killed in a vehicle accident in Montana, it breaks my heart to read stuff like this and this is not the first time.

R.I.P. to All

Added by Bob Allard on June 21, 2014 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Fathers Day

Coincidentally, the first state to actually celebrate Father’s Day was Washington — named for the father of our country. The first statewide celebration was in 1910. It came about as the result of a campaign by Sonora Smart Dodd, the Tacoma daughter of a single father, a widower, who raised six children.

The concept of honoring fathers actually gained traction from Mother’s Day, which had its origins after the Civil War and the early feminist movement that had pacifist overtones. In…


Added by Bob Allard on June 14, 2014 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

Memorial as I look at it

Memorial Day originally emerged in 1868 as Decoration Day - a day to honor war dead by decorating their graves with flowers. The last Monday in May has become a day to remember those who have given their lives for our country through military service. Tomorrow, fly your flag half-staff until noon. Memorial Day is an official national day of mourning to remember America's war dead and to give thanks to all who have served and are serving this great nation...America...God Bless all -…


Added by Bob Allard on May 25, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Memorial Day

Lets all stop for a few moments on May 26 to say a prayer and to thank all of those who have passed away keeping us safe and a big THANK YOU for those that are still keeping us free and safe. I know we will all be out there going to different parties but just remember what memorial day is all about. Nice shot you just went through that intersection with out looking to see if it was safe, sure you did the quick look but did you see the two kids about ready to cross with there dog, with if…


Added by Bob Allard on May 24, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments

PTSD: GROWTH, is it possible?

In therapy this past week I heard (and asked permission to share the term) about PTSD Growth. It's a thought provoking concept to say the least. We all get so caught up in the "stigma" of this title of PTSD. Disorder, Disease, incurable, we hear this all the time. But what about GROWTH? Is it possible? Many would say no. All there ever is in the news are items about PTSD and some terrible result of this 'disorder/disease'.

A disease is curable, a disorder? Hmmm.. some more thought…


Added by Bree N. on May 13, 2014 at 5:49pm — 3 Comments

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