On July 19th there was a car fire at the Mill Mountain Star. Check out the video below.
I am not sure if this was Roanoke or Vinton. If you know where it was let me know.
Fireman Jake vs Policeman Perry Part 9
Thanks for the heads up by the anonymous commenter on the new video.
UPDATE: The video was taken offline, and now has be edited to give credit for some of the photos. The video is live again. Enjoy.
This is some amazing footage.
Here is a look into the future.
And of course we have to talk about the increase in fees. More than likely, we don’t have enough firefighters to adequately attack a highrise fire. Furthermore, we are becoming a fee for service department. Therefore I give you a view of our department in the future…again. Enjoy.
Then, Scott Fritz sent me a video that I had actually checked out a couple of months ago. Thanks for the idea Scott. It seems as though I come across a lot of things I should blog about but do not, only to revisit it later when someone sends it in. Which leads me to another point I will be blogging about soon – how to learn on a daily basis just by checking in on the various websites which offer news, training, incidents, etc. online.
Here is the video:
Bowers and Wishneff are running though. So far, I am more pleased with these two than any others.
Check out their ideals they are running on below. It seems as though they are willing to spell out what they will spend, instead of the Harris Contingency just doing whatever the hell they want.
A Real Downtown Roanoke Agenda – April 2008
Abandon the Amphitheater project along Reserve Ave and take the $12,600,000 budgeted for that project and instead spend it downtown on the following projects:
1. $3,000,000 – Elmwood Park Amphitheater of 2-3,000-seats
2. $3,000,000 – City Market Building Renovation, City share of estimated $7-$8M for comprehensive renovation
3. $1,000,000 – Center in the Square Renovation this represents initial payment on multi-year City $4M commitment for this $27M renovation and reinvention of Center
4. $1,500,000 – Church Ave. Garage Renovation, this represents a cash payment to eliminate need for City to borrow which makes parking rate increase unnecessary
5. $250,000 – Farmers Stalls Modernization that adds items like heat, electricity, which was requested by farmers
6. $850,000 – Market Square Improvements, initial aesthetic and functional improvements to Square to support ability to more easily change uses at nights & weekends
7. $3,000,000 – New 600+ Williamson Rd Parking Garage in parking lot across from Link Museum could hold new hotel rooms and meeting space on top for expanded Hotel Roanoke;
strategic location allows for parking garage to serve multiple purposes including Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, the Civic Center, the improved Market Building and the new Art Museum, money represents initial City contribution for planning & design toward a much larger
Presented by Mayoral candidate David Bowers and Roanoke City Councilman and candidate Brian Wishneff
Amidst one of the worst weeks of my life, I managed to enjoy the phone calls and comments related to the Blog coming to an end. After all, it was April 1st. Some of you all got it right away, others it was a little tougher. The best phone call was someone calling to complain about it, then the next day realizing it was April 1st the day before, calling me to admit I had got him. He even said that he was frantic in trying to think of someone else to take over the blog.
I had a “Cowboy” Captain call up and bitch me out about it, only to realize it was April 1st at the end of his sentence and promptly say something like “Oh I get it, April Fools you asshole” – I don’t even think I got a word out of my mouth. Damn did I get him good. His guys called to tell me how pissed off he was.
Others just told me of firefighters who thought it was BS that I stopped the blog. However, several of you saw right through it.
I must say that my April Fools joke got a lot more mileage than I imagined it would. I will be back to work tomorrow, still homeless after having trouble closing on our new house. Tomorrow, I think I will try some new pump training, courtesy of C.J. Schaffer (Salem Fire Department):
Do you work with this guy?
This video is great. Maybe the guys at 10 should try this…kidding.
I thought that this video clip was worthwhile. Check it out.
And this one from Chief Rick Lasky about Pride and Ownership.
Check out this video sent in by Gavin Miller over in Troutville.
The video is here:
If it doesn’t show, the direct link is here.
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