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By Amanda Codispoti
Scott Hetherington had no pulse and wasn't breathing when his fellow Roanoke firefighters pulled him out of a burning house in November.
They laid the 39-year-old on the front lawn, and Assistant Fire Chief Billy Altman began cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Hetherington, who recovered.
Meanwhile, another crew of firefighters arriving at the Ferdinand Avenue house got to work searching the home and putting out the blaze.
"You could see the pain on their faces, and they did an outstanding job," Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback said.
The department is receiving a Governor's Award for their quick actions to take care of the fire scene and save Hetherington, who suffered a cardiac arrest.
"It seems to me that if he had decided to take that challenge on -- to go to lunch with everybody in Roanoke -- he should have at least run it by council," Wishneff said.
But Michael Ridenhour, a Roanoke audiologist, had a different take on his lunch with Dowe in July at Wildflour, which came to $23.You can read the entire article here
"We mainly talked about his golf game. He hadn't been playing as much as he wanted to," Ridenhour said.
Dowe did ask his opinion about a proposed amphitheater project, Ridenhour recalled. But he said much of the conversation consisted of Dowe, who is an agent for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, asking Ridenhour if he could be his agent.
"I had high hopes that this was just going to be a friend-to-friend meeting. But as it turned out, he was trying to sell me something.
"I love Alfred; he's a great guy ... but I thought it was a Northwest Mutual lunch," Ridenhour said.
Dowe said he remembered the amphitheater being a bigger part of the lunch conversation. But he also acknowledged that it's not unusual for his full-time profession to come up during a meal over city business.
Lt. Baron Gibson was able to get some pictures of the Highland Avenue fire yesterday. Click here or the picture for the story and more pictures.
Here is video from Roanoke Times on the fire today.
I have a couple of pics from after the fire I will try to get online tomorrow. Check over at Mike Overackers site RoanokeFirefighters.com for more pictures.
I bet you that right now, Ladder 13 is the busiest truck in the City. Maybe not for calls run in its first due, but all together.
Most recently, it was on the Ferdinand Fire. First in as a matter of fact. So what if Ladder 7's crew was on it.
It was also on the Summer Tree Apartment fire. A little out of the first due of Station 13. 7's crew was on it that day too.
It is kinda like that joke. You know the one with the punchline...Everyone gets a turn on her. No wonder when we get Ladder 13 back to Station 13 she is broke.
On the other hand. Ladder 7 ran 31 calls the other day during the wind storm. That is a couple more than normal. I am not sure, but they might have been riding Ladder 13 actually.
...Anyways, I have a good story for you guys soon. It is a historic story. One that takes the blog back to its grassroots. That is right, one that should shake your core. One that many may not know about. So stay tuned for that soon.
31 calls, now that sounds like fun....ONCE.
Black Crow Terrorist Policy
January 27, 2008
It is the policy of the Black Crows to respond vigorously to all terrorist attacks at our station and to our members as well as our mascots. The Black Crows regard all such terrorism as a potential threat to station security as well as a criminal act and will apply all appropriate means to combat it. In doing so, the Black Crows shall pursue vigorously efforts to deter and preempt, apprehend individuals who perpetrate such acts.
January 18, 2008 our founding symbol of pride was brutally abducted by terrorist. Information from underground sources have revealed that he has been tortured and has made the ultimate sacrifice. Although he will be missed, other Black Crows within his family have proudly stepped up into his place and took over his duties.
It is the policy of the Black Crows not to make concessions to terrorist, therefore if any member is lost in action they will be held up and given the highest honors.
The only request the Black Crows will make is that all remains whether human or plastic be returned to receive these said honors and a hero’s burial.
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