Man! It seems like time just goes right by these days! I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to update the site or write much, but here’s what’s been going on in a nutshell:

  • Passed Firefighter II mod A test. State tests suck for those who don’t know. I didn’t do as well as I wanted, but I did pass with a pretty solid grade so I guess that will have to do. I’m too old to actually use firefighter II certification to get a job anyway. I’m really just doing it for my own self and the quality of service of my local department. Although when I finish this and have the certification… I will frame it and hang it on the wall. Oh yes… I will. Starting mod B on Monday and I believe we don’t take another break until we’re done. That means Mod B, Mod C, and Hazmat awareness. Will keep you posted!
  • Used the ham radio to do some storm spotting. We got really lucky this year and had almost no severe weather. Good news for the general public, but pretty boring for a storm spotter. Either way I had fun and did storm watch duty several times this year. Looking forward to next season!
  • Burned down a house and had a mass casualty drill. Great training at the house and the drill involved a four car accident with hazardous materials on scene. Of course, I got contaminated so I never got to really finish the game. In case you were wondering, Andi is the one who put the organophosphate on the scene, so it looks like my own wife tried to kill me. Heh! Oh well, nothing new I guess. I did learn alot and I’m sure the experience will be with me for many years to come. Check out some photos in the gallery. (will get drill pics up as soon as I get them)
  • Still playing lots of shows with the Shake. Always a good time. I won’t put details up here about what happens though… you’ll just have to come out and see for yourself. You can find out where we are when at the Shake website.
  • Started shooting a movie with my friend Kenny. Working on the editing right now. Very cool stuff there. Will give you links to more information once there’s someplace to go.
  • Did fire prevention week for the kids. Had a smoke house maze, video, demonstration of gear and free hot dogs and drinks. I figure we educated about 50 kids in one afternoon. Got some good support from my fellow firefighters on that project which was really cool.

Well, I’m sure there’s more, but I’m about out of brain for now. Hope to see you all out at a show sometime! Peace out!