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Brad Hoff's Blog – December 2008 Archive (5)


Thanks again to T.S.L and Chief Goldfeder for reminding us to Never Forget!!!

When we think of staffing and Firefighters who gave their lives (especially where staffing was a contributing factor) ...we remember Keokuk, Iowa. Today is the anniversary of the Line of Duty Deaths of Keokuk Assistant Fire Chief Dave McNally, 48, Firefighter Jason Bitting, 29, and Firefighter Nate Tuck, 39...all of whom were killed while attempting the rescue of three trapped kids-who also perished. These… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 22, 2008 at 1:57pm — No Comments

A Lilttle girls Christmas wish

My brother sent this to me and since we are such caring group of people I wanted to help this young girls wish, which could possibly be one of her last, come true.

Hannah's Christmas Wish

This is the true story of my 5-yr old 2nd cousin, Hannah Garman, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and incurable brain tumor. She was going to be the flower girl in our…

Added by Brad Hoff on December 18, 2008 at 11:32am — No Comments

Chief DeVaughns Memorial

Mike DeVaughn's Services will be, Tuesday December 16, 2008 starting exactly

at 6:30 - ending 8 p.m. Family will be in the church at 6 p.m.

- First Baptist Church North Pole, 609 5th Ave

- Alaska Casual dress.....

- Remember the motto "Simple, simple, simple......" (per Mike's wishes)

There will also be a Celebration of Life, Saturday December 20, 2008

- Birch Lake - Ice fish and outdoor gathering

- bring a dish and…

Added by Brad Hoff on December 11, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Fireman loaned has been returned!

It is with a heavy heart and deep saddness that I inform everyone of the Passing Of Micheal DeVaughn Asst. Chief (Ret.) of the Eielson AFB FD, Alaska. Chief DeVaughn had a huge impact on the fire service in Interior Alaska in the early 70's and up until his retirement last year. He was very active in his community and loved to watch his oldest son coach the Eielson Ravens HS football team. Chief was a huge advocate for fire prevention and fire safety throughout his time at Eielson serving as… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 10, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment


I know that we are often sad and overcome by the events that happen to us and change our lives forever especially when it involves someone so loved, admired and close to us. I want to personally thank and applaud the outstanding efforts of the staff and students of the University FD for their relentless drive and long hours they all put in to make a fallen brothers celebration of life a very memorable and encouraging one for us all. I think everyone there felt that had a role to play in the… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 3, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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