Here we go again. By now, we know way too much about the coward with anger management issues who killed a dozen innocent people yesterday at the DC Navy Yard. I won't repeat his name. Someone said he…Continue
Started Sep 17, 2013
Another year has come and gone, and we firefighters have paused to remember the brave 343 who gave their lives on that spectacularly horrific morning in Manhattan. We re-live the nightmare by peering…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich Nov 4, 2014.
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to chat with a nationally-known fire service legend. How fortunate for me to be one of the two guys with over seventy combined years in the fire service--…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Halton Sep 28, 2012.
Refusing to consider what Ronald Reagan called “revenue enhancements”, the people of Moline have spoken. Bub-bye to 4-5 firefighter/paramedics PER SHIFT.In six months the City of Moline, one of the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich Jan 2, 2012.
Posted on September 17, 2013 at 11:42am
Posted on September 12, 2013 at 11:20am
Yeah, me too.
In fact, I had this happen several times due to the fact that I couldn’t impress upon a rookie on my crew to make a walk around the engine before it moves.
After losing a particularly valuable piece of equipment left on the tailboard after a call, I knew I had to…Continue
Posted on November 17, 2011 at 12:25am
I read an article by an old acquaintance the other day. I don't want to identify the author because this is not about the "who", but the "what."
What a concept. Here's an excerpt:
“There was a code that said that the coach was always right and you NEVER questioned a coach’s decision in regards to you. Like it or not, you had to respect it. It was not an option! Sound familiar? It should!”
“I came up in the fire service at a time…
Posted on November 2, 2011 at 8:00pm