Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Earthquake in China

The early morning quakes hit China's Qinghai Province, an impoverished region 1,200 miles southwest of Beijing that is inhabited mainly by ethnic Tibetans. The province borders Sichuan, where a catastrophic earthquake in 2008 killed some 80,000 people.
Click here to read more.................

Friday, April 09, 2010

Future home of.................

world class rowing............yep, right next to our (temporary) station. Today starts a 3 day meet that is expected to draw a crowd of over 5,000...lucky us-we're on duty (sarcastically spoken). Rowing = Big lake

Big lake = Water

Water in FL= GATORS! (we have seen atleast 7 in that lake)


I don't like gators, not to mention the fact that we could possibly have to do a water rescue in their swimming pond!

Currently I am over-joyed (& tyring to still calm down) at the fact we (my partner and I) got to play "dodge the car" this am as we were washing the rescue (daily chores 'round the firehouse) The folks that are arriving today are very eager to make their way to the parking area of this rowing event at no expense, speeding thru the tiny space between the ambulance, us and a light pole because they haven't even the seen the signs to let them know where to go, we told them where to go :) hehehehehehehe No really we did.

Tell me, what kind of person actually thinks "hey this looks like a good place to park"-right infront of the bay door(which is open by the way, with a rescue in there) of a fire station? Welcome to our world, that was yesterday............maybe today we can actually make it out of the station to run 911 calls? think? OK, I'll confess...someone might be a little tone deaf today due to yesterday's fun. Got to get them to take notice somehow that an ambulance with FLASHING LIGHTS, SIRENS & an AIRHORN blowing(that's where the deafness comes into play) is trying to get thru their car! Pay attention people! DUH!



*This lake is scheduled to be the the national headquarters for world class rowing by 2011.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Here is how far they have gotten

Remember our LID is 6.2.06Babies!!! Take a look over here to see the latest referals.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Our county has them , does yours?

Pet Oxygen masks
*This has recently saved the lives of some local pets that were found in a house fire.

Veterinarians have used oxygen masks designed especially for animals for years. Now, Pets America is making this life-saving tool available for emergency responders.
Nearly all fire fighters have seen people try to rush back into a burning building to save their pets, and most understand that pets are indeed beloved family members. With the right equipment, firefighters and EMS rescuers can often save a pet's life.
We now carry these on the department I work for and I am so very happy about it, easy to use and all of our apparatus carries them.

Here is what they look like and they come in a few different sizes. If you are the slight bit interested in how they work click on this link to view more.



Sunday, April 04, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010