Archive for September2009

Don’t Breath that Crap!

Responding to a car fire these day’s is like responding to a HAZMAT call due to the petroleum based construction that these things are made of. I am going to use a quote from Chief Goldfedder, “Put on your SCBA and Don’t Breath That Crap!” Just remember that the affects from the smoke may not […]

Check out the New Firehouse.com

http://staging.firehouse.com/ Good Morning all! Everyone please take a moment and check out the new look on Firehouse.com! Take a look and leave some comment’s! welcome to the jumpseat!

Combat Ready!

Good evening from the Jumpseat. I wanted to give a shout out for the effort and job that the Charleston Firefighters did in the Scott Firefighters Combat Challenge. Local 317 did a wonderful job. They represented Charleston well! A big shout out to my probationary Capt. Moore. He served his country for the past few […]

All Tied Up?

Have you ever had a day like this? Today the CFD conducted their evaluation of the latest crop of rookies. Our “Civic Center Test” has came under some controversy as of late. It is a physically and mentally demanding test that will push you to your limits. Sound familiar? The only difference between the rookie […]

We will never Forget!

We will never forget! It is the night before September 11th 2009. It is so hard to believe it has been eight years. Just like everyone else, I can remember that day like it was yesterday. I was home in bed after working a overtime shift on the bolance. My wife came and woke me […]

Remembering 9/11

Tomorrow is September 11Th 2009. It’s hard to believe that it has been eight year’s since that day. I personally remember it like it was yesterday. I had worked a night time ambulance overtime shift and was sleeping when my wife Heather woke me up. Soon after gathering my sense’s the second plane hit. I […]

Welcome to the WEST SIDE!

Just stopped to share a pic from our new rims on Medic 437! We found these along the road and thought they would be a nice addition to the ambulance! It’s never to late to enhance the looks of your ambulance. Public appearance is a big part of what we do. I don’t know if […]

Shift Happens!

Well it’s the final day’s of summer and I’m riding them out at work. I love the fire and ems service a lot, but sometimes it stinks like SHIFT! For all the rewards of shift work there are some trade offs. Like paying back shift trades, time away from family functions, and generally missing out […]

Move right with lights?

Once again I would like to thank everyone for the support of my article on firehouse.com. On a safety note a KCEAA ambulance was involved in a minor accident yesterday. The detail’s are still coming in but from what I can figure out it was passing a SUV on a two lane road when the […]

Let’s review!

Good morning everyone! I would like to say thanks once again for supporting me on Firehouse.com. Last night here in the county we had a good reminder of how dangerous our job’s can be. I am not sure on the exact details but a KCEAA ambulance was involved in a accident responding to a 911 […]

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