Ricky Trout, and Kevin Bell on Ladder 2 A Shift in the early 1990's.
Picture from Maurice Wiseman
Posted by FireFleitz at 10:53 PM
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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on November 19, 2006 at 1529 Lafayette Blvd.
The fire started in the bedroom and was contained to the bedroom.
The fire was caused by a child playing with a lighter.
Damage estimates are approximately $20,000.
Posted by FireFleitz at 12:52 PM
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This is an open letter to the Recruit Class which have joined their Brother and Sister Firefighters of Roanoke Fire-
You are about to embark on one of the most honorable professions in the World. While you may not experience a
You need to be quite sure by this point that you are willing to reach as far into the grey area of risking it all to save life. You may never be put into this situation, but if you are, you will not likely have the opportunity to ponder the situation long.
Running into burning buildings is only a small part of the job these days. Gone are the days in the 70’s and 80’s when
This day in age we are more often tasked with making crucial decisions at the scene of
Do not expect a thank you, a job well done, or an at-a-boy. They are few and far between. Rest easy in knowing you did the job to the best of your ability and always learn from your mistakes, experiences, and triumphs.
Always strive to learn more, and be willing to listen when someone is teaching you. Some of the best knowledge I have learned has come from someone telling me of their experiences. You haven’t done everything, you don’t know everything, and you never will. Once you realize this, you will understand firefighting.
Honor your brother/sister firefighters as family. Do not take someone else’s opinion as your own, take the time to form your own opinions. Develop your own style, and learn the better things from your acquaintances. You will meet others you don’t get along with, or don’t agree with. There is still something to learn, everyone has a story.
Remember that when you come across a firefighter at the end of their career and they are not as gung ho as you, they were your age once. They did their time. They have been there and done that, hell they might even have the t-shirt still. They have a lot to teach you. You have a lot to learn.
I wish you well in your career and I look forward to working with you all.
Welcome to THE ROANOKE
Posted by FireFleitz at 8:54 PM
A brief introduction
Rhett Fleitz on November 6th, 2006
Hello to all the firefighters (and other readers) of this brand new blog. It is great to see the World of Fire/EMS Service collaborate with the Blogoshpere once again. I am honored to be incorporated in this blog and to offer the view from Roanoke, Virginia and across the U.S. I look forward to reading what other authors on this site have to offer and I hope that I can live up to your expectations. (Read More)
Kaine appoints county fire chief to board
By Gene Marrano
Fire and Rescue Chief Rick Burch
Gov. Tim Kaine announced his appointment of Chief Richard E. Burch Jr. to the Virginia Fire Services Board.
Burch is the fire chief for Roanoke County Fire and Rescue and will be representing the Virginia Fire Services Council, of which he is a board member. Burch will serve a four year term that began July 1. (Read More)
Posted by FireFleitz at 8:25 PM
Roanoke - Roanoke Fire-EMS Responds to Regional Haz Mat Call. On Monday October 30 2006 the Roanoke Fire EMS Haz Mat Team was called upon to response for a tractor trailer wreck on Rt 220 Southbound just south of Rocky Mount Virginia in Franklin County.
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