A short note on the rules of the Holiday Season and driving and seat belt useage.
No just joking not about the above line, So lets start with a BIG group hug from my house to all my friends and families. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, stay safe and wear the seat belts and have someone drive for you if you are going to be drinking, cause we all love you and want you all back here on Monday.
Take care Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Added by Bob Allard on December 23, 2011 at 6:43pm —
First I want to say "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" to all First Responders, Police, Fire, Medical and lets not forget our Military Members who are keeping us save we can have a safe and Happy day. I will never forget the Military personnel, they are many miles away from there family and friends so before we take that first bite of what ever it is you are going to be eating on Nov. 24,2001 say a prayer, it can be short, long or even listen to a prayer but please do this before… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on November 22, 2011 at 10:00am —
Let's all have a safe evening and let's remember when you are responding that there are going to be little one's out and about so keep a close watch as you are responding , "PLEASE" take that extra look, "THANK YOU" and you all know the rest, belts and no tunnel vision and extra time.
Bye and take some pics and show them on here,
Added by Bob Allard on October 31, 2011 at 4:27pm —
Its Friday October 7, 2011 and the weather here in Western New York is 70 degs. and sunny , yea OK thats all for now, yea right. Well like I have been doing for awhile now is preaching about seat belts, drinking and driving, tunnel vision, responding in POV's, or Dept. vehicles, and a whole lot more. Let's all take a moment and real think is this the job , or do i really want to be a volunteer for this job, I know its very dangerous job, and not all of us can… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on October 7, 2011 at 2:14pm —
Well its been awhile since I did some writting and the reason being is my wife's father was ill when got to Scotland and spent 10 days in the hospital and then we came home from are wonderful trip (iam ready to go back), well now he is back in and who knows if we are going to have to go back before our next trip over which is usually every other year. His feet were swollen and legs were to I guess, he was a bit confussed in the middle of the night so I have been doing alot praying for my… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on October 3, 2011 at 10:30am —
Well I am back from vacation to Scotland and we had fun again and the better half's father was in the hospital for 10 days , had to do with age(87) and salt level was way down. But we had fun any how. Went to the Military Tattoo which was my first time and loved it alot, the weather was on our side most of the time but hey its the UK. Met some of the better half's friends from years past, past. We watch Haggis Hunt from home it has to do with cameras around the country mostly from the Uk and… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on September 16, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Yes, you can put away the glasses, I have upgraded to a bigger font, thats so we all can see me babalin, what ever. well the 4th is just around the cornor and we need to start planning on what, where, When and How we are going to stay safe and be safe in everthing we do for this holiday. You all know what I mean, and if you don't well ask someone or just stay tune to me cause I am about to try and help you stay safe. So… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on June 28, 2011 at 10:22am —
Very short have to get to bed as I have a class in the am. I have been toCanada to do the Relay For Life last friday, it started at 7 pm and ended 7am on sat. Walk and walk , eat, walk and walk, eat sleep a bit, well for some of us(me) 1 am was it for me till 5:30 am, time to get up and the day was over at 7 am.
Till next year. Had fun.
Are you wearing that seat-belt, and you know the rest of my speech, but from what I have been hearing and reading we are doing alittle better, I don't… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on June 17, 2011 at 9:38pm —
Well its Monday 22 May 2011 and the weather here is wet and warm or maybe humid, but first lets bow our heads in prayer forr the lives that were lost in Missouri from the twister or bad wind storm . . . . . . . . . . ., Amen.
I may complain about the snow, rain and the cold weather we get but I am sure glad we don't get the mud slides, flooding and the flooding we do get is nothing like them in the south, also we don't get the twisters or hurricanes. I feel sorry for them people and… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on May 22, 2011 at 9:36pm —
Hello Friends and Maybe not friends;
Well its been awhile since my last talk to everyone and some of you have taken in my talks and others I am sure still do things your way, and that's fine. But the ones that do listen good and keeping doing it cause its helping some of the others in your family, friends and your work areas. I have had several e-mail me saying thanks for the info on all the different subjects and reminders. The others need to get into the habit of putting on your… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on May 7, 2011 at 2:00pm —
> FRAMINGHAM — Chairman Dennis Giombetti, on behalf of the Board of Selectmen, has put up a $1,000 reward for the return of late Firefighter Mike Urban's helmet, which thieves stole after his funeral last week.
> "No questions asked," Fire Chief Gary Daugherty said today. "We just want the helmet back."
> Giombetti said he was a good friend of Urban, who died Jan. 7 after battling mesothelioma, lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Urban's family said… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on January 22, 2011 at 9:35am —
For all my New York friends, and others states you may want to check your laws on this.
The New york State Labor Department has begun to cite Fire Departments in New York State for violations of a recently enacted statute requiring that proper procedures be in place to prepare for the purchase of bail out and evacuation equipment for interior firefighters.
The statute required a Risk Assessment be accomplished by March 27, equipment be purchased by April 20 and training on the… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on February 25, 2010 at 3:44pm —
Here I sit looking out my window in my computer room/Command Post at home (scanner, 2 meter, HF radio's, computer) next to me and some time all are on at once. What a noise, but I am wondering how some of this stuff you read on web sites about Ambulances being taken, how about the one just lately where the meds were in the back working on someone and a drunk came up and took it for a ride, or you read radio's are missing, or other fire equipment missing from the… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on February 15, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Well its Friday 2010 and the snow here is coming down pretty good, maybe not as much as where my wife's sister lives in Scotland as they had about 10cm before Christmas and now its doubled and they are talking about running out of salt/sand for the roadways, that is not good if all the snow states know what I mean, the driving becomes worst then with the salt/sand, this would shut them down for quite some time as they are not use to getting alot of snow, I believe they may get about 2 - 3… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on January 8, 2010 at 1:18pm —
First I want to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone one and I hope everyone got everything they wanted for Christmas and hope none of you drove after drinking any type of alcohol. And remember to wear your seat belt's and for those of us in the snow states, remember our winter driving skills, as I want to hear everyone back here in 2010. With that out of the way here goes nothing.
I have been looking and reading different mags. articles on the Police side and all the new techy stuff like… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on December 31, 2009 at 4:23pm —
This goes along with my recent photo's that I have added to my page, all these years we the training officers and Chief's and so on always showed us how to get into a fire and what we should do once we are in the structure, well now its time to do the same but also what we (firefighter) need to do on getting out in case of emergency or if we run into problems inside. This course was intensive training developed in response to the tragic deaths of many firefighters across the nation in the past… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on December 10, 2009 at 9:23pm —
Well here I go and try and write something about Memorial Day in the USA. I am not good at writting and when I do I usually have my wife check to be sure its understandable if you know what I mean.
Memorial Day is usually the last monday in May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to hornor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on May 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
I just read an article in a magazine lately that had to do with firefighters who wear funny, weired and sometime just plain disgusting sayings. The article goes on saying,while the speaker was giving one of the fire service talks he has seen some pretty weired sayings on tee-shirts that we(first responders) wear in the public places, like the ones about Big Johnson's, FD, and Redneck this and Redneck that. The article states that we wonder why we are talked about how rude, or when we drink and… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on March 8, 2009 at 11:00am —
Hope everyone has had a Good start to 2013 and hope nothing has gone bad as far as family, driving or friends, me I am still doing good and the twins are getting bigger every day.
The weather here is 48 degs. which is not heard of in January but this is Western New York where you can get all the seasons in a week. The snow in my yard is gone did have about 10 inches at the beginning of the month and now 0 inches. You probly asking why is he doing a Bad weather… Continue
Added by Bob Allard on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm —