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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Blair, Dec 19, 2005.
Glad to hear it! We need to get together for a ride one of these days.
Hi Bro's, I just put my 25th year service cross on. 13 years as a PM, 4 years as over payed baby sitter with Captain's rank, B shifter and still having fun. Dirt to Dual sport rider all me life.
in Washington State.
Greetings fellow Jakes ! Almost 18yrs under the belt here at Sacramento Fire.
Stay Safe !
20 years in Northern Virginia. Still going strong.
Only 10 years here almost all but 2 as a medic!! Time to ride just getting everyone else together seems to be the hardest part of the ride!!
Hope all you guys and girls that are on shift today have a quiet one with lots of food. All the rest of your ff's enjoy your families!
And remember that old "B" shift slogan: eat till your sleepy and sleep till you're hungry, you may need the extra calories!
Thanks for the T-Day thoughts; hopefully, it will be quiet today!
I like this B shift slogan..."I'd rather have a daughter in porn than a son on C Shift...!"
Firing up the BBQ for the Turkey as we speak. Beautiful day on the coast with family coming to the station later.
Here's to a quite Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving YFF's
Happy Thanksgiving, I'm on shift today, too.
Everybody be safe, and eat too much.
Happy T-day and Merry Christmas! All you FF's and all of you FF's!! May you all get what you want and more!! My gifts have been coming wrapped by Touratech!
To all those working at the Station and to those lucky enough to be home with your families. Merry Christmas!
Lets have a quiet shift.
Any California folks here?
More than a few!
Once again everybody, be careful out there.
(Copied from They Said)
With a broken heart and shaky fingers, I'll try to get through this.
To say "sorry" or offer condolences to the Marovich family, almost seems offensive to me at the moment, for those words are so incredibly insufficient to describe or convey what we are feeling and what we wish we could express. The raw emotions are overwhelming¦and I simply don't know what the right words are.
Mr. and Mrs. Marovich, if you are reading this, we love you. I shudder when I consider what you might think of us right now, and pray one day you'll find some peace again. We love Tom. I love Tom. My heart is shattered. I can't begin to imagine what you must be feeling.
We doted on TJ. He was the one. He was that guy you couldn't help liking and knew was always listening. He was always first to work in the morning, he was always smiling, he never complained. That smile is stained into my memory now and I guess that's a good thing, if there is such a thing. Tom was as sharp as they come mentally and pushed himself physically. He was excited for each day and we were very proud of him. Within the seventy-six apprentices that I have had the privilege to fight fire and train with at Chester , Tom had the most pride in having that title bar none. I read something last night about how Tom was the "embodiment" of the apprentice program. I'd like to back that statement 100% and would suggest to the academy that his name be an example to all who walk the halls of McClellan. Some scoff at the subject of the apprentices being our future leaders. Sometimes those comments are true. In this case however, I can tell you with all of the pieces of my heart that we did in fact lose an incredible future leader.
TJ was one of those "fire junkies" Maltese Cross stickers, Maltese Cross hitch ornament, Maltese Cross, well, you get the idea. I don't think he owned a t-shirt that didn't have something about fire on it. He had like, four red bags, seriously. Not because he had a "red bag fetish", but because of his involvement with different departments, agencies, and communities. Tom had an endless appetite for fire. It was a palpable aura that projected from him, and he was damn good too.
He had a great sense of humor, a joker. He could dish out insults, and he could take em' too, always with that smile. In the drama of packaging his belongings, Rich and I couldn't help but laugh through some tears when we came across the rubber snakes he bought to freak out James with. James if you're reading this, they're in your bed again! Tom would have wanted it that way.
I'll stop for now. I have to.
We'd like to express a heartfelt and indebting thank you to the folks from the Eldorado, Shasta T, Klamath, Modoc, Lassen, Six Rivers, Wenatchee, WFF, NFFE, FWFSA, the Abs, and especially to our incredibly selfless brothers who rushed to render aid at the scene: Price Valley, Malheur, Blue Lake Fire, and the Medics from Arcata among others, you know who you are. My apologies if I missed anyone. As for Sean, Phil, Walter, Darren, and Mike, you are the embodiment and definition of true leadership and brotherhood. We will always remember your actions and compassion.
Most Sincerely and Respectfully,
Chester Fly Crew
Our heart felt condolances go out to the Marovich family as well as the Chester Helitack Crew for their loss this week. This shakes us all in the fire community and especially Helitack to the core. Best regards and prayers going out to you all.
Kneeland Helitack- C102
Crap!!! I forgot to ask if any of you were going to be in Colorado Springs in September for the IAFF Memorial. Oh well....See ya there next year. Be safe out there.
Can any of you guys use a yellow nomex jump suit? I used to carry it for a spare change of clothing in case I was wet and cold. I only wore them a couple of times, a few retardant splatters on the legs...I was never one that wanted retardant on me...I'd run the other way. I don't see a size on them, but they're a good fit for me...6'1" 200 pounds 36" inseam. Shoot me a PM and they're yours...free shipping.
Thanks for all of your hard work.
1 more here, I work inside a large Refinery 8 years - Carson Ca. Just saw this thread so whats ADV/Firefighter count up to????