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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Reminder: 1st Annual Fire Officer Seminar in Roanoke

The Roanoke Valley Regional Fire Departments are hosting the 1st Annual Fire Officer Seminar in Roanoke. The event will be held on October 3rd and 4th. The Presentation will be the same for each day from 8am til 5pm. Dan Noonan (FDNY retired) and Michael Dugan (FDNY) will be speaking.

Visit www.roanokertc.org

To register:
Roanoke Valley Regional Fire/EMS Training Center
1220 Kessler Mill Road
Salem, Virginia 24153

or
540-387-6911
emial: Teddy.Adkins@roanokeva.gov

The cost is $35 and includes lunch and break items.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a positive thing for our department. I encourage you all to attend.It should be the start of a good thing.
My hat's off to you Teddy.
Ghost

FireFleitz said...

I will be there!

Anonymous said...

Hey ghost never figured you for a suck up.

Anonymous said...

Rhett we want people to attend this, don't tell them you are going to be there you'll scare them off.

Anonymous said...

hay anon,
no, I'm not a suck up - thanks for noticing though. I'm so far beyond that, you can't even imagine.
there isn't much positive in this department, but this is, so I will say so.
If there is worthwhile fire training here, I'm for it.

I've known Teddy for many years and am glad he was able to get it implemented.
ghost

Anonymous said...

Rhett - I am sure this will be some good training, but here are some problems I have with it.
a.) If the city thinks this will be such good training, it needs to be offered on duty. If it is a staffing problem, then they need to pay some OT for off duty.
b.) the city loves this, they know that people will attend training on their days off on their "OWN TIME" and they wont have to pay a dime.
c.) this takes away from family time and/or part-time work (we all know you need a part-time job since the city doesnt pay jack.)
d.) did i mention the city is a piss poor employer.

The city, and downtown are loving this. They can offer training on your day off and dont have to pay any OT. This and other things are what led to the city sending people home at midnight for compensatin for "REQUIRED" training to keep your job. This is absolute crap. Downtown is trying to hide behind the curtain and not let you see the man controlling everything.

I am sick and tired of this bullshit that the city thinks they can pull - it obviously is working for them though. I can tell you this though - I am not tired enough that I am not looking for another job. At this point, I have taken the stance of F**k the city. I am not the only one either.

Time to go - coffee is up!

Anonymous said...

I spoke in support of an officer’s seminar, but I totally agree with “coffee is on”.
His/her comments were well said and reflect how many of us feel.
ghost

Anonymous said...

Well I for one hope to hell you find another job soon. It's people like you that gives us the reputation we now have. This is a great opportunity for some good training. It is probably best that you just stay on Moodle and do all of your training, That sounds like more your speed anyway.

Anonymous said...

Hey I heard they shit canned Jacques from the prevention office. Is there any truth to this purveyor of the facts? If so then why?

Anonymous said...

yes this will be something good. Listening to people who KNOW what they speak of, not the embarassments we call chiefs. Way to go Ralphie Cakes made an ass of yourself in todays paper didn't ya.

Anonymous said...

Really, this may be good training but why can they not hold it while we are on shift? Most of us have things we have to deal with on our off days (jobs, families, etc...) and the city cant even afford us the pleasure to offer any kind of incentive to get us to go to this thing.
"Coffee is on" has a great point. Here we rant and bitch about administration for screwing us every which way but loose and we are still bending over and doing what they want us to do.
Left turn Clyde.

For those of you who can afford the time to spend ONE WHOLE DAY in training then enjoy. I'll be spending the day street racing like the fast and the furious.

Anonymous said...

who else?

Anonymous said...

http://blogs.roanoke.com/wildlife/hunting/jim_grigsby_and_his_great_free_caribou_bull.html

Anonymous said...

Poor #2. Looks like he is kinda out of the loop when it comes to hazardous materials and how much of what actually go through Roanoke. I bet Jeff Sturgeon could think of another hazmat while he was standing face to face with Mr. Know-it-All...

Anonymous said...

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/177959

Anonymous said...

I dont get it? What did #2 say that was wrong. I know not much about HAZ-MAT so i'm a little confused as to what he said or didnt say. Please explain.

I "heard" he made an ass out of himself in last week's paper but did not read the article. If this is the article in question please explain to me what the deal is.

HazMat idiot.

Disgruntled Lieutenant! said...

Here you go boys, another thing to raise hell about.How come the "Chiefs" get to go to this seminar "on duty" and the rest of us indians have to do it on our own time? That is bullshit and just another example of the crap they expect from us.

Anonymous said...

The link on VPFF for this seminar brings you to this page..It only took reading the comments to decide not to attend, along with other fire fighters from my city..

Anonymous said...

Because they are Chiefs you idiot,

Anonymous said...

I am sorry that a few dumbasses from our department caused you not to come to the seminar. It was well worth it and it was very good training. Hats off to the training division for putting this together and I look forward to next year

Anonymous said...

Hey disgruntled Lt. They are chief officers and whether you like them or not there are certain perks to the position. At least Hoback gave the helmet he won back to be given away to someone who may actually use it. Don't know if stink breath gave his back or not, if I was a betting man I would say no.