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At 9:45pm on November 25, 2012, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Brad,

Thanks for the invite - All the best to you and your Department!

Dale G. Pekel

At 1:41pm on November 24, 2012, Anthony Avillo said…

Hi brad

You posted a few videos on the community

one of the guy getting zapped on the train

the other is the train hitting the detroit ladder

do u know who shot these

am doing a video for FE and would like to use them

my email is

my cell is 732-995-0291



At 6:40pm on November 12, 2011, Doug Price said…

Hey Brother, just stopping in to hello.

At 11:08am on August 25, 2011, Doug Price said…
Hey Brother just stopped by to say hello, hope all is well.
At 9:34pm on June 28, 2011, Tony Carroll said…
Thanks.  Can't wait to trade some ideas.
At 4:58pm on June 28, 2011, John Wright said…
Thanks brother!  Like your background photo, the only time I got to see it in person was when it was covered in a foot of snow.
At 1:34pm on April 20, 2011, Robert James (RJ) said…

oh assigned to the tower ladder across the base in the city limits....we run with them from time to time when they come off base!


At 8:53pm on March 6, 2011, David Carroll said…

Hi Brad, I looked around my profile, I could not find a place to change first and last name.  I wonder if it was because I added through google and it used the default?  I'll keep searching.  Thanks, David.

At 3:46pm on January 23, 2011, Elizabeth Hyde Samuels said…
Dear Brad: Thank you so much for the link to the video about the fire in 1971 in which Donald Hyde was killed that was filmed last summer.  We never had the whole picture although I think my uncle, Donald's father, may have. For a couple of days, it was almost all I could think about. Also thank you for the newspaper article. My nephew spent a lot of time looking for it when he first became a firefighter and never found it, so we're glad to have it now. I'll retrieve any nice pictures we have of Donald next time I'm in California, which will be by June, if not before. Thanks again. Elizabeth Samuels
At 7:12pm on January 21, 2011, Brandon Hiller said…


Thanks for the warm welcome. I don't believe I've ever met John Heller. Any relation to Dan Hoff? We've worked together on some MAYDAY training.


At 4:08pm on January 14, 2011, Elizabeth Hyde Samuels said…
Thanks for the links to the pictures of the memorial. If you would like a framed high school graduation picture of Donald I think I could get one. Just let me know where to send it. Glad you appreciated the pictures. These are just the ones from our family's perspective. He was very involved in 4-H and football in Middletown and there are probably lots of pictures somewhere of that. He was a refreshing presence for us city folk. Thanks!
At 11:24pm on January 9, 2011, Elizabeth Hyde Samuels said…
At 11:22pm on January 9, 2011, Elizabeth Hyde Samuels said…
At 4:26pm on January 6, 2011, Eddie Crombie said…
Thanks for the add Brad!
At 8:18am on January 3, 2011, Peter Lupkowski said…
Thanks for the blog note.  Sometimes we must be reminded that what is unusual for us is de rigueur for others.
At 3:26pm on December 23, 2010, Elizabeth Hyde Samuels said…
Brad: Thanks for your quick response. I will send you pictures of Donald from different stages of his life. Both of his parents have died and the rest of the family only recently found out about the memorial. You'd probably be interested that my sister has a son who is a firefighter in Palo Alto, CA, whose name is Michael Espeland. Thanks again. It will probably be sometime soon after Christmas that I send the pictures.
At 8:30pm on November 16, 2010, Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich said…
Thank you.
I have been a fan of the magazine and the many people associated with it since 1980.
I think our department got its first subscription in 1988; the year I became chief. The trustees always thought that it was too "cashy", so some of us "pooled" our money and started getting it at the station. By the time it was done getting passed around between us, the cover was worn and it was missing pages.
I am humble to be a small part of the dot com edition.
Thanks again.
At 5:44pm on October 30, 2010, Number three said…
Thanks, I'm not to tech savy & figured it was just a screen name since most security folks say avoid real names, but as soon as I figure out this thing, I'll fix. Thanks for the heads up
At 4:59pm on October 29, 2010, Beau Simmons said…
things are good around here, the first snow of the year is almost melted completely!
At 3:30pm on October 14, 2010, Raymond P. Porter said…
Did you ever know Jimmy Hammiester at Clear AFS? He was an A/C for a while there years ago. My only time in Alaska was a few years ago at a safety conference in the capital. I had a hard time reading some of your page with the red type on the pictures. Take care. Ray Porter

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