A week without photos (P365: August 16-21)

Photoblogging was light this week.  In fact, it was nonexistent.  We were out of town at the Big E in Springfield for the Mass Morgan Horse Show.  Internet was limited to what I could access via the iPhone, although I did achieve one text-only post. The fairgrounds did have WiFi, but for $$$.  I triedContinue reading “A week without photos (P365: August 16-21)”


The small boy stares in awe, doing what little boys have done at firehouses for over a century. He’s had plenty of time to see whatever he wants. He’s looked inside all of the compartments and had all of the tools explained to him. He’s sat in the engine and pretended to drive the gleamingContinue reading “Ballet”

Public Safety Geekery (P365 – May 12, 13, 14)

Yes, I’m a geek.  That’s an actual image of the Paramedic 9 on my GPS.  What can I say, the stock ones were boring. Engines 681, 683 and Truck 68 at company drill at the local elementary school last night.  As IC, I managed to burn the building down and have a firefighter trapped.  CaptainContinue reading “Public Safety Geekery (P365 – May 12, 13, 14)”

Oops (P365 – May 5)

I didn’t do it, I swear.  We just noticed it while driving past.  Fortunately around here the hydrants are designed to break away, so you don’t get that Hollywood-style geyser very often.  (I’ve only seen it once when the car landed on the valve.  When the car was towed off, the geyser stopped.)

FOOLS Spring Training (P365 – May 2)

I spent part of Saturday and all day Sunday with the New England FOOLS at National Wrecker in Portsmouth, NH learning some new extrication techniques.  It was great stuff!  Thanks to Chief Cresta and his crews for their assistance, and thanks to all the vendors, friends, and Brother FOOLS who made the event possible. TheContinue reading “FOOLS Spring Training (P365 – May 2)”


Overheard just now on the scanner:  “Neighboring Suburban Fire Department is on the air with a general call, reported fire in the woods behind number 55 Burning Bush Drive.” Really.  And the 911 lines were ringing in the background.