Thanks for the greeting Phil...yes, a proud moment for sure. This was the morning after returning from FDIC, don't look too close you'll find the "bags under my eyes". LOL I am waiting for my morning update on those fires...as of late last night things were getting worse. Never thought half my family would be evacuating home due to wildfires...that's just crazy. My brother sent some pics from his phone...I'll try to put them up if I can figure it out...I'm not good at this"techno" stuff. But most importantly...they are keeping a good attitude and following evac orders. I'll keep you posted. I am hoping some Florida FF will need to brush up on their Air Management skills soon...so I can have you guys over for dinner! Great to see you in your gear...and at FDIC. Congrats again on that promotion!
Stay safe..and in touch!.
I am readjusting my attention BACK to firefighting. After to many years doing Union stuff, I am begining to realize how much I missed and love Fire Training. I haven't gone to OSET yet. As far as my interests, Engine Company ops (Until I find a good truck to start playing on) and some basic Tactics and Strategies. I am enrolled in college, going for my Fire Command and Admin degree, so I am also hoping to use this site as an idea bouncing board as well as yet another learning experience.
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Hey Phil, I'm glad I finally got a chance to thank you in person... Keep up the great work! Hope to see you guys in Hawaii someday. Don't be surprised if I call on you with more truck co. questions. Thanks Brother!
Absolutley! I'll be helping out at the Flashover HOT program.
I'll be in INDY between 4th thru the 11th. I'm going to try to make it to Gagliano's HCN lecture. - shoot me an email when you arrive. /Kev
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