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It's been awhile since I gave a blog on driving habits. Well its Winter time and driving takes another complete way of driving as we all know. Right now as I type this blog I am looking out my back window and there is no snow in my backyard (WNY) and I am happy. I am not a skier so that is why I am glad there is no snow. But a big thing I worry about is when it does snow or if there is Black ice. We all know about Black ice, this is mainly on side roads and streets where you don't see the…Continue
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
Added by Bob Allard on December 24, 2019 at 1:19pm — No Comments
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town,
the fire siren echoed blaring its sound.
The firefighters came running from far and from near,
and raced to the trucks quickly donning their gear.
And I in my bunkers my boots and my hat,
jumped to the engine to see where the fire's at.
Down at the corner of Fifth and of Oak,
the dispatcher informed us of a house filled with smoke.
Smoke poured from the sides, from up and from down,
yet up on the…
Thanksgiving in the USA can be dated back as far as 1621 when a group of pilgrims shared a feast with Native Americans by way of celebrating what had been a fruitful harvest. The previous years harvest had been a disaster with many of the pilgrims starving to death. The members of the Native American Tribe kindly demonstrated to the remaining pilgrims how to tend the land to ensure crops would grow, catch fish and generally become self sufficient. From this, the first Thanksgiving was…Continue
The Story of the Fourth of July
The Declaration of Independence
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).
It wasn’t the day we started the American…Continue
Well Hello All;
It's me again and I need to get on here more often, as there have been some bad accidents with First Responder vehicle the cause and or part of the accident.
I know you are responding hot to the scene but my Uncle who was a Assistant Fire Chief always said it's the first few minutes that count the most but you need to get there safe. Yes "SAFE" unharmed and all in one piece. But some of the articles I have been reading our pretty bad such as roll-overs…Continue
Well it's been awhile for , been a little busy here and there , I don't know how I got things done when I was working.
But away, how is the driving doing , yea on the news here there was a vehicle be chased by Police from a near by force and the car he was chasing hit another Departments vehicle flipping it over, that is all I have.
Well I hope you have recovered from Memorial Day and now today is D-Day there are many events going on here and on TV as well. Please take a moment…Continue
Thanks for all the Birthday wishes its fun getting old, not!!!!!!
Well its been awhile since I have written a blog here, nice job right through that school zone, this is one of the places you really need to watch out for be it elementary, middle school or high school, there are always kids running around and not paying attention to you going HOT to a call, elementary school the kids outside playing hear your siren and what do they do come run to see who's coming, Middle school an High school most of the kids are running to get out and away from school and…Continue
Added by Bob Allard on January 13, 2019 at 1:50pm — No Comments
Good Morning All;
Well, it's been a while since I have been on here and I have been busy with classes and meetings with my local Emergency Management Team as I am a member. Busy with our annual Canal Fest which is a big party sorta, it's like a State Fair but without the animals, it's all about to cities coming together each year that has been going on for I believe 25 yrs. It's a good time and maybe some bad times as several gangs coming sometime but other than a few…Continue
Since the earliest ceremonies in small American towns following the Civil War, we have gathered on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As in those early days of laying wreaths and placing flags, our national day of remembrance is often felt most deeply among the families and communities who have personally lost friends and loved ones.
This national holiday may also be the unofficial…Continue
Well, its been awhile since my last blog and I hope everyone's driving has been doing better and not worst. Here (WNY) it still winter as it snows and then melts and then it rains and snow, so what it is I am trying to say is Winter is not letting go, there is a Warrant out for the Groundhog as he did say (suppose to have said in groundhog talk) six more weeks of snow well its been more than that. But we still have to drive like its winter and slow through the intersections like you just did…Continue
Just a quick Thank You for all the Birthday Wishes, does that sound right any way THANK YOU ALL
Just a quick note I am sure by now all have heard or seen on tv about K9 Officer Craig Lehner the K9 and URT member who passed away 10/13/17 from a diving accident. The funeral was live on TV yesterday here are some web pages for you to see his funeral and memorial.
It was a very sad time for all here in WNY as the Buffalo PD buried their brother officer. I watched it on TV and it was a crappy day…Continue
Added by Bob Allard on October 26, 2017 at 1:52pm — No Comments
This is what I get, as I just tried to read your new post
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Well, I have been pretty busy lately and then me and the boss went to R.I. for a few days, as about 35 or 40 years ago we went up through the New England state and ended in Nargaset camping with the kids, the youngest in a buggy. Boy has it changed and then the rest of our time last weekend went walked and walked around Newport. We found out there was a Boat Show, and I mean Boat show. The boats were bigger than my house cost a heck of a lot more than my house and the fuel cost and maint.…Continue
First of all let's take a minute or two to say a prayer for all of our members and friends and family that are in harms way with all the weather that is going on right now, hope they are safe and Please listen to what you are told to do, as the ones talking are the ones who know .
Next, let's say a prayer or two for all of those we lost in the 911 incident and the ones that died because of 911 who came there to help. We will never forget them ever.
So with that…Continue
Added by Bob Allard on September 10, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments
After World War I, the poppy flourished in Europe. Scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium becoming enriched with lime from the rubble left by the war. From the dirt and mud grew a beautiful red poppy. The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle
On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924,…Continue
Well, it's that time of the year when here in WNY (Western New York) that we get all kinds of different weather but this year we are getting a lot of rain and I do me a lot of rain. The Lake is up about 3 inches it may seem not a lot to some but around here that is a lot and still rising all the extra water has to go somewhere and it's finding its way downstream flooding rivers, creeks, streams and so on and so forth. It going to be hard for the farmers to get out and plant as many of the…Continue
Well its Saturday, April 22, 2017, this year is going fast I think, or maybe it's going fast cause I am retired and old(65) but anyhow a quarter of the year has almost gone. How are we all doing and how is the driving going. I am sorry to let's bow our heads and say a prayer for the FDNY firefighter who lost his life during the week,......................I have seen several of the big fire dept's have hired several new Firefighter's as several have retired or there were several openings that…Continue