Hey Chief, Just checking in seeing how your doing, hoping everything good.. Hows the great city of Atlanta? The airlines given me alot of time off the last few months, which have been very well needed. See you in INDY..
I hold you in the highest respect based on what I've read about you and your responses. I hope to run into you someday and hopefully gather some nuggets from you for my boys. What a job, huh! Its a beautiful thing!
I understand your choice. In our town, its only us, and so there is no politics involved. The politicians are invited to say anything and generally don't come anyway. We keep it just among the firemen.
The Farthest North FOOLS feel that the ceremony, as simple as it is, must carry on. We have no color guard, only one piper and no fancy fanfare. But today we managed to show our younger firefighters, (many who were only 12 or 13 years old in 2001) how deeply we were impacted by that event. We haven't had a line of duty death here in several years and so this is one of the few ways to let them know what it means to us. People are still stunned to find out that a bunch of Alaskans care so much about things happening so far away. But that is what 9-11 produced for us.
I spent some time with my company this morning, sharing your perspective (without name) and encouraged them to follow suit if they couldn't come or didn't want to be there. And your right, it should be 343 - All 365. I really don't think there is a day that goes by that 9-11 doesn't cross my mind at least once.
all classes are $20 dollars except the Farm extrication class which is $65 and 45 may me paid for if the the sponsor comes though. this includes a lunch on sat and on sunday a t shirt and we are haveing a small get together sat. night. GEMA is doing the but and car Farmedic out of New York is doing the farm extrication and Genisis out of tallahassee is doing heavy truck extrication
Hey bro, its been a while. Getting more and more frustrated with whats going on . We are going backwards, no spec-ops BAT, no equipt., no TRAINING!!!, All we need to do is show up, act a certain way, and look a certain way. Priorities? Who needs em. Especialy when you can get away with not knowing SH!T about the job as long as you look like a PIMP. Anyway hows your day going?
Chief, I believe that everything is cyclical, but because its soooo messed up, Im starting to feel like it wont get good again until after were retired.(if retirement is still an option.)
Still love this place. Wierd huh?
See you at work, early as usual, with a smile on my face and a nice pressed uniform!!!
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