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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Upcoming Events for Roanoke's Firefighters

There are several upcoming events:

Monday, August 25th is the RFFA Business Meeting

August 29th is the next Roanoke Firefighters Auxiliary Bowling night. Event details will be announced soon. The last bowling night was a lot of fun and well attended.

On September 6th and 7th, the RFFA will have a Fill the Boot event to benefit the MDA. The event details are TBA. Contact Becky Smith or Steve McFaden for more information.

On September 11th, around a dozen Danville IAFF Local 2532 Firefighters will be making a motorcycle ride to Roanoke. They did this similar trip last year to Salem. The Firefighters are looking for a station to come visit for lunch. The Firefighters will pay for lunch, as long as your station fixes it. If your station is interested in hosting the incoming firefighters let me know and I will get you all in contact with each other to work it out. The firefighters ride up, eat lunch, hang out for a while, and then head back to Danville. There might be interest in our Firefighters riding back with them and they said they would host whoever rides for dinner.

September 11th is right around the corner. Please do not forget the sacrifice of our 343 firefighters who died on that day and the others who have died since due to service that day.

October 3-4th is the 1st Annual Fire Officer Seminar held at the Roanoke Civic Center. More information here.


Jackson Professional Firefighters said...

What a great idea! I will have to see if I can arrange a similar deal with another union in Ohio. We have a lot of guys who ride motorcycles in our union. It would be great to ride to a firehouse for lunch some day, and return the favor another! Did you guys come up with this on your own?

the self dispatchers said...

The Wizard of Oz (Roanoke)

Most of the business world adheres to a business model that is tried
and true. Roanoke on the other hand has gone out on a limb and is
using The Wizard of Oz model. Here is a listing of what they use.

Characters – in the order they appear.

The Wicked Witch of the West – City Manager Darlene Burcham
The Wizard (the man behind the curtain) – Asst City Manager Jim Grisgby
The Cowardly Lion (needs courage) – Fire "Chief" David Hoback
The Tin Man (needs a heart) – Deputy "Chief" Ralph Tartaglia
The Scarecrow – Deputy "Chief" Billy Altman
The Flying Monkey – All I "SEE" are the monkeys.

As we all know this business models is working great for the city.
They have all their munchins following everything they do. And the
ones that don't follow along get hit by a tornado and taken to another

Anonymous said...

Now thats funny right there!!