Sunday, June 27, 2010

"Sorry We're Closed"

Thank you for checking out our blog. It's been a fun ride. I don't know how long this will stay alive in cyber space, it would be cool to look through the posts a few years from now. We'll see. Anyways, this is the last post. I leave you with a final shot of number 9 and a slide show. I had a bunch of pics and put it together with some music. It's pretty long and the songs repeat but it was fun to look back.
Thanks again for checking us out. As always, be safe out there.....
Good O
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

One last goodbye

Yesterday we had a little gathering for the retirees to come by and see the old stations for the last time. Both 5 and 9 had refreshments and some good company. Some of the guys that worked here years ago stopped in as well as some of their children and wives. We heard some great stories from everyone. Even the kids (all grown up now) told us about when they would come to the candy store. Stories of washing the tires after every run, shoveling coal in the basement and fighting fire were told by all.
It was an honor to spend a few hours with these guys. Thank you all for coming by. Here are a few shots I got during the day. WDBJ and WSLS did a few interviews of some of the guys, check it out.
That's it for now......we shut it down Tuesday morning. Be safe out there.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Station 5 T-Shirts

We have a sample of the Station 5 T-Shirt(off duty) at Station 9 and a list with it if you are interested in getting one. Stop by if you want to check it out and hopefully next day I will try to get a picture of it on here. These shirts were put together by Aaron Barger who did a lot of the final art work for the new Station 5 table. The prices for the shirts are SS-$19, LS-$23, and kids-$12.

As for the rest of our day we were busy as normal taking up the slack for our famous Lt back on vacation again. Yes, I know what you are thinking, Good-O is always on vacation, but this time he is back visiting his close family in Alabama where he said he wants to move back to when he retires. Matt (Big Toe) Wheeling is back with us after his 3 cycle vacation and it is great to have you back big guy.

We also had our annual MDA golf tourney last week and Station 9 was proud to put 2 teams in the running this year with a little help from Dr Able and Lt Broadway rounding out the second team. Fun was had by all and lets just say neither one of our teams were in the running for the best score. We might not of placed 1st, 2nd or even in the top 10 but our very own BEVO did win closest to the pin on par 3 and winning a brand new driver for his efforts. Thanks to Becky Smith for putting on a great tournament this year and all that helped make it a huge success.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A-Shift......Counting down...........

It's the first day of the cycle. We are up to seven calls as of now, with a stabbing for the last one. Yes, summertime is here.
On scene I don't worry. Gangster Bevo always has our back. Here is a pic of the Enforcer fresh out of prison.......

We spent some time walking through the new station today. It's looking like the date is set. The new place opens 0750 22June2010. The counter we have is now accurate. Here are a few shots of the new crib:

Back here at 9.....the old place is slowly being stripped.

One day we'll be driving by talking about the days we ran out of here. The vehicles that were staffed here like the Ladder, Engine, Medic and even our neighbor Clyde's bicycle seen here with Franks Armstrong.

Other than the final meetings and signing of our annual evaluations in a secure location.....

.....that's all we have for tonight. The new legs for the table arrived today. That should all come together soon. We'll post the goodbye gathering at 9 and 5 coming up soon. Until next day, be safe out there.