Christmas blessings to everyone!
Also, enjoy the feast of the Goddess of Nature, happy Winter Solstice, have a great Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, may your Yule give you hope, may your divine branch mistletoe bring you Divine reconciliation to one another, and may your Christmas trees remind you of the abundance to come.
It is a beautiful time of year, a time when so many traditions, both Christian and Pagan, can be brought together.
Added by Glo on December 25, 2008 at 8:18am —
Quote of the day:
'Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater.
If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of s*().'
Added by Glo on December 24, 2008 at 4:18pm —
On Wed December 24th 2008 at 0623 hours, I responded to a report of a 5 month old not breathing. On arrival Fire department met us at the curb side with a apneic pulseless 5 month old cpr in progress. Fire department reports down time of 7-10 minutes. We were approx 1 miles from the closest hospital so we loaded and ran with on scene time of 30 seconds. Needless to say not much done prehospital, at the hospital in under 2 minutes. In ER IV established, Tube in place, and meds on board. We… Continue
Added by Bob Walker on December 24, 2008 at 3:57pm —
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. ~ Albert Einstein
It is better to burn out than fade away. ~ Kurt Cobain, his suicide note.
If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend. ~ Stone Temple Pilots
"Light On" (David Cook)
..."Afraid it wouldn’t be enough
Added by Glo on December 24, 2008 at 12:00am —
Husband says; "When I'm gone you'll never find another man like me".
Wife replied; "What makes you think I'd want another man like you!"
When I was young I used to pray for a bike, then I realized that God doesn't work that way, so I stole a bike and prayed for forgiveness.
"I told my wife that a man is like a fine wine... I always get better with age. The next day, she locked me in the wine cellar."
Innkeeper: The room is $15. a night. It's $5. if you make… Continue
Added by Glo on December 24, 2008 at 12:00am —
My good pal, James.....
From the Monett-Times:
Alert Pierce City fireman spots undiscovered fire, helps save family
by Murray Bishoff, Managing Editor
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008
Every now and then, a person who tries to look out for others gets a chance to do just that.
Take the case of James Landoll of Pierce City. A firefighter by training, Landoll was coming back from Springfield with his mother not too long ago, driving through Billings on a… Continue
Added by Glo on December 24, 2008 at 12:00am —
Is this thing working?
Added by Glo on December 22, 2008 at 10:22pm —
DELAWARE CITY (DE) FIRE COMPANY MEMBER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY
FireFighterCloseCalls.com - The Secret List
It is with deep regret that we advise you of the Line of Duty Death of Delaware City Fire Company
www.dcfc15.com (DE) Member Michelle Smith, age 29. As you know, Smith was operating at the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday evening when she was struck and critically injured. Her injuries were too severe and she has now tragically died in the Line of… Continue
Added by Christie Groover on December 22, 2008 at 1:45pm —
Just wanted to throw something out there. Mississippi has a car tag for just about EVERY thing you can imagine. EMS however does not have one. (Even Hair Stylist have one!?!?) Anyway, just wondering if you guys had a tag and if your proud of it or not.
Added by Brian Grantham on December 22, 2008 at 11:08am —
Are there any humorous stories out there? You know the ones that make you ROFLMAO, or give you that little shot of hope when the alligators are around the drain to the swamp. Let's keep them clean, we are all professionals here, no matter the size of the check. I'll start with one of my favorites....
I was on duty the day that the official mourning period for the victims of 9-11 ended. When the order to raise the flag back to full staff came out, I pulled the engine (with 55'… Continue
Added by Dave Bloom on December 17, 2008 at 5:07pm —
I am taking this opportunity to thank you for putting out the fire in my house, although I do not live in that house any longer, I realize now that a basement fire is fairly easy to put out, you just fill the basement with water. It’s too bad the fire wasn’t in the basement.
Knowing very little about fires, I was surprised that a fire that started on my ironing board could cause so much damage. I was quite worried when the fire engines arrived, with all the… Continue
Added by Jack Eaton on December 15, 2008 at 7:18am —
I Wish You Could See…
I wish you could see the sadness of a business man as his livelihood goes up in flames, or that family returning home, only to find their house and belongings damaged or lost for good.
I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen below you burns.
I wish you could comprehend… Continue
Added by Jack Eaton on December 14, 2008 at 7:57pm —
Again this is something I wrote a couple months back, it's not really recent, but to me it says a lot.
What is a defining moment? To me a defining moment is a moment in time in a persons life. A moment to where choices are made, as to your direction, you purpose, your destination, or the moment where a choice is made. Makes one ponder doesn't it? Have you ever thought about the defining moments in your life? Some of mine were seeing my son and daughter for the first time.… Continue
Added by Tim Poole on December 13, 2008 at 9:55am —
Back in the spring early summer I had the opportunity to work on a research vessel in the Southern Atlantic, we were off the coast of Trinidad Tobago. If you are familiar with the Caribbean you know where it is, if not, well it is the southern most island in the Caribbean and is about 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. While there we had the opportunity to spend time in port. So I got to see some of the country. It was quite a trip. But by far the most interesting adventure there was while… Continue
Added by Tim Poole on December 13, 2008 at 9:17am —
A drunk man in an Oldsmobile
They said had run the light
That caused the six-car pileup
On 109 that night.
When broken bodies lay about
And blood was everywhere,
The sirens screamed out elegies,
For death was in the air.
A mother, trapped inside her car,
Was heard above the noise;
Her plaintive plea near split the air:
Oh, God, please spare my boys!"
She fought to loose her pinned hands;
She struggled to get free,
But mangled… Continue
Added by Bob Walker on December 12, 2008 at 7:41am —
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through station.
All was quiet except for our snoring Dalmatian.
Our boots had been placed by the bunk sides with care
In hopes that the shift change would finally be here.
The lights were turned down and the TV was off
The rigs had been washed and the floors had been mopped.
Firefighters and Medics lie nestled in bed
While visions of home life danced through their… Continue
Added by Bob Walker on December 12, 2008 at 7:39am —
The medic stood and faced God ,Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his uniform was clean, He'd gotten dressed kind of fast. "
Step forward now, paramedic. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?"
The medic squared his shoulders and said,
"No Lord I guess I ain't, those of us who wade in blood, can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was… Continue
Added by Bob Walker on December 10, 2008 at 7:17pm —
When God made paramedics, He was into His sixth day of overtime. An angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?
A Paramedic has to be able to carry an injured person up a wet, grassy hill in the dark, dodge stray bullets to reach a dying child unarmed, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."
"He has to be able to lift three times his own weight. Crawl into wrecked… Continue
Added by Bob Walker on December 10, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Something I wrote a while back.. Just thought some would like it.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
The red and white flashing lights blend in well with the holidays, but the scream of the siren reminds them that it is not a part of the scenery. Tensing up he knows that this maybe the one call he has been dreading, in the pit of his stomach nausea builds. This time of year brings the same foreboding feelings. He is waiting for it to happen, waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop.… Continue
Added by Tim Poole on December 10, 2008 at 12:34pm —
Getting ready for work today and it's getting kind of depressing some days. Seems like all we have been doing is transfers and the same old frequent flyers. I don't remember the last time we did a good MVC or trauma call. I know, it's not like I want people to get hurt, but why are the ones who are getting hurt doing it not on my shift? Anyhow, we all have our lulls, just sucks when you are in the rut and can't see the other side.
We had our ratification vote the other day for our… Continue
Added by James Keats on December 9, 2008 at 4:17am —