Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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Every Firefighter knows that there is no such thing as "it can't happen to me". We go to every call knowing we have a job to do that we train relentlessly for... arrive on scene-stage…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 27, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments
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My friends are shocked at what is seen here. I am no fan of misuse of power and authority but my answer is always the same. The following is my response to a Connecticut friend of mine who sent me the video link.…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I post this blog to bring more attention to an article released on FireRescue 1 about the decision made by an Arizona Fire Chief who could not respond to a call very near his station because it was out of the jurisdictional parameter of his command.…Continue
Come to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial. All are welcome, Firefighters and civilians alike. Best food, fun and friends a person can know.
Need help with your passport...…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
For me as I look back on the calls I responded to, this is in my opinion the most challenging condition to deal with-below freezing temperatures.
I feel most of you members have been here so I post this for the newcomers and web surfers in the hope they can come to understand that their local Fire Department has greater challenges than they might have guessed. It is not all "polishing trucks and drinking beer".…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
I have not seen this flick (and will not) but I feel I may understand the negative criticism I read about it at the store website where it was being offered for sale.
It is a fact that movie goers wish to be entertained so the subject matter must do that, even at the expense of the topic being covered fading out of sight.
I do feel that a movie need be made that could shed some light on the dangers of our…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 24, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
What do you feel will be the biggest obstacle for women if they are to be in combat units? Should they be in all female units to be deployed separately or should they be simply offered only the highly skilled responsibilities such as pilots, armored division engineers etc.
A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL.
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end..
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat.…
My day going out on calls with the crew from station 13 afforded me the opportunity to ride along with the team on the pumper for half of a day and was given a chance to see how a city crew operates on calls.
Chief John deHooge set it all up for me and as all of you who know him might expect, he made it fun for me. First off he assured me that I would be afforded a ride to the station, that is, he would send someone to pick me up at the Ottawa Sheridan so I would not need to spend my…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 19, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
If you were not an active duty Firefighter would you still contribute to the Fire Service?
What are the top five things you would do to promote safety?
How would you manage to raise funds?
What should every newcomer know about Firefighting?…Continue
When the opportunity presents itself I am afforded the chance to help others at the shop where I work as a maintenance supervisor ( toilet cleaner) and so I jump at the chance because I love to make stuff. I do upholstery work, general building construction and repairs , parking lot grading and repair, sign painting with the occasional special project that requires a from the ground up fabrication and installation.
Click on the link to see the fun I had to surprise my co-worker when…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 4, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments
My blood was pumping hard and my temper was being tested when I listened from start to ugly finish the events that unfolded…Continue
Human beings are the only life form who have had the privilege to see our earthly home from beyond the the pull of gravity. It is because we are blessed with the opposable thumb and the ability to dream of what could be.
The fact that we can make precision tools so we are able to make precision…Continue
"THE WRONG STUFF"
This is the response I was afforded when I…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
William P. Benson a veteran Firefighter who's last call was December 26th 2011 will be honored by all who knew him and missed by everyone as he was one of our communities public servants who, like all who serve, put his heart, soul, body and mind toward the task of helping…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 31, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments
This post is to pay respect to Jack Layton, a politician who truly cared and hoped to make a better world. No Canadian politician has ever borne physical suffering as publicly as Jack Layton bore his, which is one reason for the very public mourning at his death. “Mr. Layton did not spring fully formed into…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 27, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
This man has what it takes and has survived when everyone was sure he was a dead man.Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 17, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 29, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments
I am having trouble conforming to the medical procedures I have been trained to use as an EMT-B.
I follow the protocol for the most part but I have found myself confronted with situations that were deemed beyond the parameters and authority of an EMT-B.
I suppose I have…