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July 2009 Blog Posts (10)

" Getting Older "

I passed the 50 year watershed in 2007 and have been reminiscing ever since. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and do it over, absent the mistakes, but I know that I can't. I'll hear a classic song on the radio and it immediately transports me back in time to the place that I was when I first heard it. I wish that I could get in one more grueling, screaming, marathon weight training session with my friend Ray Wilson. He passed away much too young and is sadly missed. I would love to have… Continue

Added by Brian Patrick Swanner on July 27, 2009 at 5:49am — No Comments

Program Ensures Health Readiness of Reserves

The Reserve Health Readiness Program (RHRP), in partnership with the Armed Forces Reserve Components, continues to increase the medical and dental readiness of service members.

RHRP provides medical and dental readiness services that include Periodic Health Assessments (PHAs), dental examinations and x-rays, limited dental treatment, immunizations, vision services, audio services, laboratory services, physical examinations, Post-Deployment Health Reassessments (PDHRAs),… Continue

Added by Capt. D Lewis on July 22, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Stay Safe and Healthy This Summer

The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. It′s summertime once again. Here are some tips to help make your summer the best, and healthiest, one yet.

Grill and Chill

Whether you prefer burgers off the grill or a picnic in the park, one thing you don’t want on the menu this summer is foodborne illness. Take these steps to help keep germs at bay.

1. Wash your hands before and after handling food.

2. When… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on July 16, 2009 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Puppy Love

This is Simba, our brand new baby puppy. She is 6 weeks old and pretty much house-broken....which is VERY good for us! Loves long car rides and has a great personality. She loves to chew tho.......this might take a bit of work..LOL Since our dog Mica was put down due to a very severe illness, we have been dog less for 2 yrs.....and it was time for more puppy love in the house! She is a Husky/Lab mix.

Now I know I…

Added by Helen (Firebug) on July 10, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Katy, Texas Commercial building fire June 29th.

Yesterday a local fire photographer sent me some great pictures of the guys from my fire department at the above incident. You can see them on his website here, I was totally bumed that I wasn't on this run. I felt like a caged tiger knowing guys, and gals that I served with and cared about were fighting a fire this size, and I wasn't there. It was in the hottest part of the day, in what has been a historically hot Houston summer. Anyway the pictures are so cool I had… Continue

Added by Rev Robert A Crutchfield on July 9, 2009 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

Secretary Napolitano Applauds President Obama's Intent to Nominate Kelvin Cochran as U.S. Fire Administrator

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano applauds President Obama’s intent to nominate Kelvin Cochran— who brings decades of experience in preventing and responding to fires and emergencies—as U.S. Fire Administrator.

“Kelvin will play a vital role in strengthening our fire prevention and emergency management capabilities across the country,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Working closely with our state and local partners, Kelvin will lead our… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on July 8, 2009 at 7:28am — No Comments

Lee County pays millions in overtime

Lee County’s administrators and elected officials are paying millions in taxpayer dollars for employees to work beyond 40 hours a week.

Officials are struggling to hold down overtime pay as tightened budgets have left work staffs depleted.

Local governments in Lee County paid almost 2,500 employees about $9.4 million in overtime during the 2008 fiscal year.

Most came from an understaffed public safety department where overtime is largely built into paramedic and… Continue

Added by Etta on July 7, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments


CNN ran a story this weekend about the impact of budget cuts on fire services nation-wide. Note the comments from some city hall dwellers about how budget cuts, brownouts and layoffs will not impact emergency service. Note how they could not be more wrong. HERE is the video clip:…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on July 7, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Busy 4th of July Weekend for South Walton Fire District

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) experienced a very busy 4th of July weekend. The weekend started in earnest Thursday evening as lightening storms rolled through the area. Lightening strikes ignited 3 structure fires in South Walton. Due to the prompt response and quick actions of SWFD crews, the damages to the structures were minimized. In addition to the structure fires, crews responded to 30 other calls for assistance.

Visitors flocked to the beach on Friday, necessitating… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on July 7, 2009 at 7:05am — No Comments

Fire Service Urges Caution

Washington D.C.- The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, strongly urges all residents to practice extra caution and safety during the upcoming Fourth of July activities across America. Thousands of serious fireworks-related incidents typically injure eyes, heads and hands each year. Sparklers, firecrackers, and bottle rockets are leading contributors to these injuries. Younger children… Continue

Added by Capt. D Lewis on July 3, 2009 at 6:49am — No Comments

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