Category Archives: Firefighting

Catching up with Bradley …

After a week in the same spot, packing up took a little bit of work and of course it was still raining as we tried to load the car. We had a great stay in our AirBnB apartment in Garfield … Continue reading

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Chicago Fire is very popular here …

Overnight was another wild night with thunderstorms, lightning, flooding and winds as well. There was apparently tornadoes elsewhere in the State. And for a second day in a row the I65/I70 crossover was closed due to a truck incident. This … Continue reading

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It’s an Aussie Reunion …

It is now Day 4 of FDIC and again the day started with a couple of keynote speakers, both of which had a medical focus but were still interesting. The first was Dr Denise Smith, a cardiac researcher who has … Continue reading

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Another Big Day at FDIC …

It is Day 3 for me at FDIC and we are finally getting to the Opening Ceremony. After 2 days of workshops, it is almost an anticlimax to have the Ceremony now. There is plenty of pomp and ceremony with … Continue reading

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Not much ANZAC over here …

With our Facebook feeds having gone berserk with all the Anzac Day references yesterday, you would be excused in the knowledge that there is any other countries in the world. Certainly there was no mention of Anzac in the US, … Continue reading

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The Ohio Foodfest continues …

An easy day today compared to yesterday but the foodfest was still in full swing. This morning started with brunch at Sleepy Bee Cafe which proved to be very popular with a 45 minute wait to get in. It was … Continue reading

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August 12 of 12 ….

Another day when I nearly forgot. You would think that I would have put it in my calendar by now. 🙂 This month I am doing a stint back on shift work as the Metropolitan Commander North on C Shift. … Continue reading

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July 12 of 12 …

This month is certainly a contrast to last month. Firstly, I am at work (I know many of you are shocked – I do have to work some times 😉 ). Secondly, the temperature was about half of what it … Continue reading

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April 12 of 12 …. Last Day in the US

Lucky I was still in the US this month as it gave me an extra day before having to remember the 12 of 12 as I forgot last month. Today was my last day after a month flitting around the … Continue reading

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October 12 of 12 – Alice Springs fires …

One thing with my life, it is like a magical mystery tour – you never know where I will be. This week I am in Alice Springs as part of the South Australian deployment assisting Bushfires NT with their current bushfire situation. … Continue reading

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