Due to my recent transfer, I have created a new Blog to show my new adventious within the different stations here at the LFD. The new blog will be "Life in the Lynchburg Fire Dept." at http://lynchburgfire.blogspot.com Please stop by and check it out.
On behalf of all of us here at the Lynchburg Fire Department, I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to our Brothers and Sisters in the Roanoke Fire and EMS Department. Even though I did not know Capt. Brown, he is my brother in this profession. Our thought and prayers are with the Brown family and his Roanoke Fire Dept family. Rest in Peace, Brother Brown.
I would like to pay tribute to the brave 343 that made the ultimate sacrifice on this scared day eight years ago. While we in the brotherhood will never forget, it seems that many have forgotten. I am reminded of a saying that those who forget our past are doomed to repeat it. Let's hope that this never happens, but if it should be certian that the Bravest and the Finest will be there and giving it all to help others in distress. NEVER FORGET 9/11/01
I have some sad news to report. I have officially received my transfer papers which means I will no longer be assigned to The Park. Come Monday Sept 14th, my new home will be LFD Station 7, home to Engine 7, Medic 7, Truck 2 and Battalion 2 as well as the HazMat team. As far as the life of this blog, it is uncertain, hopefully one of my co-horts at the Park will take over. As for me, I'm not sure if I will create a Station 7 blog or just a general LFD B shift blog. I will keep everyone posted of my plans.
Sorry, I haven't updated this blog in quite awhile. Due to staffing levels, I have been on the road to different stations filling in where needed for the past month. I am happy to report that Engine 6 and Medic 6 have returned back to the Park. If you have bee keeping up you will no that we renovated our crew bathroom and replaced our front apparatus apron. I hope to get pictures of the new comforts soon. My first day back at the Park has been a busy one; Pre-Plans, Medical calls, Fire runs, the works. It's good to be back in the middle of everything. Hopefully things have settled down now so that I can keep this blog updated more regularly. Until the next shift, keep it safe.
Today has been another hot summer day especially if you spend it outside all day. The members of the "Park" and the crew from the "Big House" Station 1 set up and ran an EVOCcourse for the entire B Shift. Spending the whole day out on the pavement has me looking as red as the fire engine. It was really good training and everyone had a good time and refreshed there driving skills. So far the Engine has run a few medicals and a fire alarm to a school. The Medic unit has been on it's usual busy schedule. Keep you updated if anything good happens.
Sorry, it's been awhile since my last post. Now is the time of year of vacations and temporary station assignments. Much has changed since our last post, for those of you have followed us with our struggle with our 3% pay cut, well I'm pleased to say that City Council reassessed the latest financial figures and restored the 3% cut. I'd like to thank City Council for continuing to work diligently to restore the cuts. I'd like to especially thank our Brothers and Sisters from Roanoke Fire Dept for travelling down to help us out. You guys know we got your back and we're just a phone call away. In other news, The Park is currently not at home right now. Due to renovations to our station, we are currently being housed at the Lynchburg Life Saving Crew. The accommodations are nice, but it's not the Park. It will be nice to get back home. As far as calls, we have been running a lot of car wreaks due to the massive road construction projects around our first due area. I plan to post pics of the progress of the new renovations and our temp home soon.
Lynchburg Fire Station Six (Miller Park) currently is the home to Engine Company Six and Medic Unit 6. The Station was built in 1912 and is the oldest active fire station in the City of Lynchburg, Virginia. It is also the last remaining two story station in the city and the only one that still has a fire pole. Station Six protects the Midtown area of Lynchburg which consists of commerical, light industry and residential. It also contains Lynchburg General Hospital and a large collection of private medical offices and health care facilites.