After somewhat of a hiatus from writing and posting for a number of reasons, I am working on getting some content flowing again on the website. I have had a few things going on in my career/personal life, and had decided that it may be best to step away for a little while until I was ready to fire the website back up again.
I already have a few product reviews that I am putting the final touches on to be posting in the coming weeks, and we have had a lot going on within our department.
Our Chief of Department recently retired after over 30 years of service, and a number of retirements have taken place this month. In the mix of things, I am being transferred to E2 on C-shift next week. I have been working with the guys on B-shift for the last 10 years, and will be looking forward to the changes that will be taking place in the near future. Our department has a lot of great personnel on all 3 shifts, and I look forward to settling in with my new crew back at Station 2. I recently realized that I’ve spent nearly half of my career at Station 2, and it’s by far one of my favorites. I’ve worked on a few projects in the station, and may be able to work on a few more during this tour.
It seems that 2018 is already shaping up to be a busy year. FDIC will be here before we know it, and we are already working on a few things for our week in Indianapolis. I’m also planning on going to Harrisburg for the first time to catch Art of Firemanship Days. I’ve heard a lot of great feedback from guys that have attended in the past, and I can’t wait! The other usual events include our 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb that we host in the Tri-Cities that has continued to grow each year, Andy Frederick’s Days later in September, and NFFF Memorial Weekend 2018 in October. I hope to catch up with many of you along the road, and if any of you are through the Kingsport area, look me up. I’ve been working part-time running some TN legal moonshine at Hook and Ladder Distillery!
Thanks for following along guys and I look forward to getting back into the swing of things.