Added by LT. Andrew Poole on October 22, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Capt. Fyre Walker on October 18, 2014 at 12:10am — No Comments
Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there…Continue
Added by Capt. D Lewis on October 5, 2014 at 3:23am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Bob Allard on September 6, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments
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 …Continue
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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 -…Continue
Added by Bob Allard on May 25, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bob Allard on May 24, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day! And a special thank you to all the military and first responder moms who sacrifice so much to keep us all safe.…Continue
Added by Janet Liebsch on May 11, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments