Silence. Sun shines, dead leaves rustle in the breeze. Two hundred firefighters stand in straight lines, flanking the driveway to the church. I’m glad I brought my trench coat, as the November day is not as warm as it looks. The motorcycles and patrol cars have passed, a fine show of respect from our BrothersContinue reading “RFB – EGH”
On Sunday we took the Mack to Beverly for the annual Santa Claus parade. Everything ran well, and we had a good time. The day turned into Mack-a-palooza, with all but one of the anitques and two of the in-service rigs manufactured by Mack. It’s kind of sad that CF’s are becoming classics, but thereContinue reading “Santa Parade (P365 – 11/28)”
11/20 – Staffing the watchroom on an MVC call. For those who need the Latin translated: Wikipedia.
Captain Wines has heart. Go. Read. I’ve been remiss in not carrying him in the Blogroll. That oversight is now remedied.
10/25 – I claim to be able to sleep anywhere, but Clara has me beat. 10/26 – Fred the Dragon 10/27 – Bradley Palmer State Park
October 20 – Fall is finally here. I went on the first wild goose chase of the season last night. We have one neighborhood where the smoke from the chimneys lingers on cool nights and people call 911 about it. Nothing was found after extensive investigation, but I did get to cruise a few fireContinue reading “Wild Geese (P365 10/20)”
The cool nights are finally upon us. Yesterday it was chimney flues. Tonight a neighboring FD on one side of me is operating at a chimney fire, and the neighboring FD on the other side is dealing with Dispatching Pet Peeve #16: Carbon Monoxide. This one breaks down into two things which annoy me. First,Continue reading “Dispatching Pet Peeve #16”
Overheard just now on the scanner: “Fire Alarm to responding companies, the caller states she tried to start a fire in the fireplace and now the house is filling with smoke. When I asked her if she’d opened the flue, she said ‘What’s that?’ ” Ahh, suburbia.
Sept. 22: catnip hangover Sept. 23: fooling around at the firehouse:
[Edit: Google has updated their imagery again, making this post invalid.] The other day I had occasion to check out my house on Google maps. Much like searching for your name, it’s a good thing to do now and then. Sometimes interesting things can sneak into Street View. I was happy to see that theContinue reading “Big Brother may not be watching, but Google is!”