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Good Morning

Well it happen over night that bad snow storm hit south of me and most of Buffalo, Lackawana and below them there there are vehicles stuck and all kinds of business ,schools closed and lets remember our winter driving we need to get into the winter mode kinda watching out for the other person ( myself and a person I know always say they (the other driver)just don't care cause they will tell you I have insurance or why were you not watching out for me.

I have been down to my sons…

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Added by Bob Allard on November 18, 2014 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

The Silence of Grieving

The Silence of Grieving



Grieving, it became a road upon which I lost even the appearance of listening. Trying to recover from the TBI this past year has been in direct opposition of the silence of the previous road. Grieving was such a silent road, one lost in the dark with no glimmer of any sound or light. Some would say this was a road of depression yet I would beg to differ. I was grieving, I was SAD, I was so lost I could only rely on 2 mentors to guide me to where I needed to go… Continue

Added by Bree N. on November 10, 2014 at 12:25pm — 4 Comments


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Election Day

Hello All;

Well I hope you have gone and voted and if not lets go have that cup of coffee and then off to the voting place, YES your vote does count I have heard that the President has said its to late to do anything well not its not to late its to late once the poll places are closed.

So PLEASE get out and VOTE.

Have a safe and good week.

Bob Allard

Added by Bob Allard on November 4, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Hello All

Well Its almost Winter here in WNY as the leaves are falling/changing colors and yes it was snowing Nov. 1 but it did not amount to anything here, and its gone today, nice stop at the light you did not look both ways and I sure hope everyone is wearing their seat belts.

Another thing I want to stress is to go and vote on Tuesday Nov. 4,2014 its your right to vote and make sure you vote for the people you can trust and believe in, as alot of them will give you stuff and tell you stuff…

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Added by Bob Allard on November 2, 2014 at 1:04pm — 2 Comments


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Change your batteries and clocks + rotate preparedness stocks this weekend

Most people will gain an hour this weekend when they “fall back” early Sunday morning.

While you are changing your clocks, it’s also a great time to change the batteries in detectors … and check and rotate items in disaster supplies kits since cooler weather is coming.

Use the following tips to make this a family project and include the kids so they can help choose items for…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on October 31, 2014 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Forgiveness (CAUTION- WARNING POSSIBLE TRIGGERS IN POST)

Forgiveness



(Possible triggers for PTSD issues)



Today is a tough one for me. It's an anniversary of a death that set off the spin known as out of control. That long slow slide into dangerous situations and near madness.



Today should be a happy fun day. It should be filled with decorating, figuring out costumes to meet the neighborhood children at the door with candy, yet for me it's a time I want to just run.



Control. Why is it a commonality among us… Continue

Added by Bree N. on October 31, 2014 at 12:07pm — 3 Comments

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 — 7 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…
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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…

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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…

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


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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…

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


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TGIF

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…

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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.…

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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


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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…

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

LPG GAS TANK EXPLODES INJURING 6

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Firefighters-Five-injured-after-propane-explosion-in-north-St-Louis-270419421.html



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


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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…

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


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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 …

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


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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…

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

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