The title of the story (http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/Wire_News_Display/1358677658.html)…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by rob aiers Apr 18, 2011.
Blog Note: I wrote this piece for the friends in my hometown. No fires, no fire trucks, no HOT topics and no politics. Just some childhood memories that, if you take the time to read, it may lift your spirits and unlock your mind to reveal similar memories of your own. It may give you a moment of pause to remember a simpler, innocent time in your life when you didn’t carry the weight of the…Continue
Posted on December 13, 2016 at 10:35am — 1 Comment
I wrote this story in 2003 and first released it on September 25th of that year; two years after the tragic death of then 19 year-old Firefighter Bradley Golden, who died in a live burn training exercise in Lairdsville, New York. I have posted it every year since then to keep a promise; to honor and to remember Brad. I do not do it to keep the emotional wounds fresh. I do it because there are so many important lessons to be gained by…Continue
Posted on September 22, 2016 at 10:50am — 1 Comment
During the 2012 election cycle, my blog took on a heavy political tone.
After-all, our nation had just suffered through four years of Obamacare, stifling EPA regulations, IRS shenanigans, Fast and Furious gun program, an ambiguous Afghan War strategy, Benghazi and on and on.
So, in an effort to express my concerns and my opinions based upon my many years of study of the political arena…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2016 at 5:49pm
After getting all caught up on the back-and-forth going on between Captain Tom Kenney of the Providence, RI Fire Department and the city administration AND the Providence Journal newspaper, it is very clear that there is mutual disdain, to put it mildly.
Let me say right here/right now that I HATE sensationalist headlines.
You know the type if you have spent time on the Internet. It is a…Continue
Posted on January 19, 2016 at 6:12pm