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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Time has Come

Hey guys,

I had word of a couple of rumors today, however I don't have the time to investigate them right now. I am busy with several things.

However, this is a long time coming and I am sad to say that the blog will end with this post. It has been fun. Almost 1200 posts in all over a span of 3 years almost to the day. The truth is that I just don't have the time like I used to.

All in all,the blog has been very fun. Bringing the news to all the firefighters who care to read. So many readers from across the Nation and even outside looking in to see what the Roanoke Firefighters are doing. I think that in the end, so many more people know about Roanoke's Bravest, who we are and what we are about. The courage, dedication, and professionalism is testament to the men and women we are. Especially considering some of the conditions we work within.

Everyone look out the window and you will notice that there aren't any fires still burning, noone still trapped in cars, and nobody still on the line with 911 waitin for us to respond. After all, this is all the bosses care about. There doesn't seem to be much benefit to the way we do our job, the excellence we provide on a daily basis, or the compassion we provide to our citizens.

So long, and farewell. The blog will still be on the internet for all to see. I will just stop updating it. I will be around, and stories will still be told, just not in this forum.

Thank you all very much for giving me the opportunity to tell your stories for all the World to see.

God Bless and Stay Safe.

FireFleitz....out....

21 comments:

John said...

Really? Is this related to the Self-Service 911 system I've heard about? You dial 911, and you have a choice. Press 1 for an operator, or press 2 for self service. With self service, a voice mail system steps you through the steps to rescue yourself. Press 1 for a fire, 2 for a medical emergency, etc.

Anonymous said...

Well its about time! this is the worst blog i have ever read in my life !! I mean really sucks the bottom of the barrel... And buy the way befor you get your panties all in a wad, Just like to tried to get us April Fools!!

Anonymous said...

WTF? Have you ever thought about seeing if someone else can take it over? I hate to hear that. Maybe Overacker can kinda keep this one going too. I know if I was Gary Fisher....i'd be sick.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the hard work Rhett I hate to see it go but you have things in your life that are more important and I understand. Enjoy your family I hope this gives you more time for that..Big Trav

Homer Simpson said...

My balls itch.

Anonymous said...

suck it Trebek

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHH....April fools? I never thought of that. I thought we were going to have to go back to the Rumor Mill.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad this blog is ending, now I can go on with a normal life and quit checking to see if you have updated it with anything new. I can finally get back to spending time with my family and actually working while I am at work. I guess I can go back to leaving comments on the Rumor Mill and spreading gossip the old fashion way. Only problem is I have a hard time telling someone a good dish of gossip w/out telling them who I am since I can not hide behind your site as anonymous anymore. Oh well, thanks for being selfous and only caring about yourself in this matter.

Anonymous said...

That kind of sounds like American Idol... "Seacrest--Out!

Yeah, I watch that show.

at your service said...

I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the insight you have given me to the Roanoke Fire Dept. I am a Firefighter/Paramedic in South Florida, some of my family recently relocated to Roanoke and I instantly fell in love with the area. The last time I visited I had a blast at your museum! I am considering possibly relocating and putting in an application in the next few years so like I said, I'd just like to say thanks for the insight!
-Alex

Anonymous said...

I call B.S. on this story Rhett. You dont have a life outside of the fire department.....you eat, sleep, breathe, and fart this department. You also cant live without having an abundant amount of gossip from within the department.

If this is true, than good riddance. Cant say that I'll miss it.

-Hoobastank

Anonymous said...

Come on up. We have a few guys from Flordia. One is a top notch, great guy and the other ones a know it all. Hope your like the first one.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice this post was on April 1 - aka - april fools day - i highly doubt it is over with. enjoy

Anonymous said...

Rhett must be up for 1st LT. He has to distance himself from this blog. They finally got to him.

Anonymous said...

...they saw the blood pour from his mouth and knew their path would be lit by a crimsom light...

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that this is not over – where else would the spineless go to voice their inaccurate, uneducated, speculatory comments. This is an arena where one can blasphemy someone with no worries of being held accountable for their defamation towards someones carachter, via libel, but also defile this Department in the public eye and hide behind an annonomus signature; and this done with no more education than a rumor that was overheard third party. I Cannot explain my pride of knowing a brother from Florida was able to see our arrogance in ignorance as well as our discontent with our own Department. Please Rhett, don’t take away our source for written cowardly, irresponsible gossip.

Jethro said...

I dont know what that last feller was sayin. I aint da smartest person in da world buts I cants understand a dang word he wuz talkin bout. Heck fire, put the red stuff on the wet stuff right.

I thank he misspelled "annonomus". Jeez, maybe I is smartur than sum people.

Anonymous said...

Might as well quit since you hardly update it anymomre.

Anonymous said...

For the comment above..Why did you not sign YOUR name or are you just as spineless as you say the rest of us are? One word.. Hypocrit

Anonymous said...

Please Rhett. Don't take it down. If you do, I won't be able to read the unadulterated, moronic, suck-up crap from the uninformed, spell-challenged posters like the one above.

Anonymous said...

Nice comment Ralph