Catching Up

I’ve been away from the computer a little bit lately and only relying on my Facebook page for means of communication. I’ve had a couple of weeks off from my part-time work, which is where I typically do most of my posting. Anyways, I wanted to shoot something on the site to keep everyone posted with how things were going.

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Blowin’ Smoke

Our next Blowin’ Smoke article will feature Brian Brush from West Metro Fire in Colorado. I first met him a couple of years ago at the FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair climb, and have kept in contact since. Brush was one of the original ones that climbed the 110 stories for the 343 several years ago. He is very aggressive into firefighter fitness and also writes some for Fire Service Warrior. The article is simply amazing. He is able to tell his story so well, and shares information that I think we can all learn from. I have the post ready to go, and am hoping to share it when we hit 2,000 likes on our Facebook page. That’s only about 350 more…and I know we can hit it soon! Be sure to share it with your friends and co-workers.

Station 2 / Company Pride

I am about to wrap up several of my projects at The Deuce! We are hoping to have our station logo finished up today, and we will be putting up some old photos from the 50’s and 60’s tomorrow in our kitchen area. We also have 100 patches of our logo on the way from NM-Coin. As always, further projects are in the works, but I am trying to wrap a few of them up. Stay tuned for a new article about the station within the coming week.

Thanks to everyone who has sent patches our way! Our collection has more than doubled, and they are still rolling in. If you would like to trade patches, let me know! We still have a spot on our wall for your station/department patch. Contact me on my Facebook page or at

Speaking of station pride, be sure to check out The Fire Critic’s newest article posted this morning about company pride and moral. Click here to read Improving Fire Department Morale at the Company Level. There are a lot o great points in the article, and many of which I have been working on incorporating into our firehouse.

Charleston 9

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has just recently released a very in-depth video of the changes that have taken place in the Charleston Fire Department since the 9 firefighters died on June 18th, 2007. The video covers the old traditions that had to be transformed into new traditions. It also showcases changes that were implemented under the leadership of Chief Tom Carr.

P-90 X’s Tony Horton Becomes A Firefighter for a Day
I came across this video this morning on the Firefighter Wife Facebook fan page. It says that it was posted on May 3rd, 2013…so it may be old news that I missed. Anyhow, in this video, Tony Horton from P-90X stops by the Santa Monica Fire Department. He helps them on their workouts, they show him what it’s like being a firefighter, and he even slams them for having SODA in the fridge at the firehouse!

That’s all for now