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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

Alaska Firefighters pay tribute to Battalion Chief Phil Rounds University of Alaska FD

Wow what can we say about Chief Wonderful? We had a great celebration of his life through out the week and on Saturday. He will be forever in our hearts and on our minds as we continue to carry on the task that he has always held so near and dear to his heart. Chief Rounds will forever be remembered for his love of the job by all those he touched in whatever he did.

Never before in my life have I ever scene a gathering of brothers and sisters in Fairbanks who traveled from near and… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on November 30, 2008 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

In a time of uncertainty and grief in our lives and in our country I hope that we can all remember why it is important to be thankful to God for all that He has given us and left us to take charge of in our country and in the absence or a loved one or friend who has left us the torch to continue the job at hand.

I am thankful for a website community like this where we can come together and share our thoughts, training and lives.

This year I am very thankful to God… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on November 27, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Paying Tribute

To a Brother, Mentor, Friend and Chief who too many of us was an honorary dad. It is sad to think of a fellow Brother in the Fire Service as what was and what has and what could have. You see the only thing we are asked to do is to pick up where they left off and do the right thing in hope that we can somehow fill some huge boots that are now empty. We must remember and never forget one's dedication, one's sacrifices to the public, to one's family and to us and the lessons taught to us to carry… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on November 25, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Needing Prayers

Hi everyone I created a group called Our Family in Need . It's a group where anyone can list and share requests for helping our own in need or prayers and condolences for our Brothers and Sisters in the Fire Service and their immediate families. What I listed below is also in my new group.

I have a friend who is a Battalion Chief in a local fd. He has been fighting a good fight with cancer and just got sick and is now in the hospital for the last few days. It appears they have not… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on November 20, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Glad to be here!

Thanks everyone for being here on the fire Engineering Community and graciously adding me as your friend.

I am glad to be here and hoping to learn even more by adding this tool 2 my tool box.

Thanks again for all the information and I look forward to getting more involved here as time goes by. I also want you to know that if anyone has questions about fighting fire in Alaska, especially here in the Interior where it gets down to -50, just ask.

Added by Brad Hoff on October 10, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CO

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 64th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief of Department Don Felton has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Southern Park County Fire Protection District.

Don Felton

Rank: Fire Chief

Added by Brad Hoff on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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