I have offered a few fire station recipes, but I have never done a restaurant review in my column. There are many good restaurants across this land, and I especially like to go to the places that all the locals go, wherever I am. Today was a different experience... Read more
I have offered a few fire station recipes, but I have never done a restaurant review in my column. There are many good restaurants across this land, and I especially like to go to the places that all the locals go, wherever I am. Today was a different experience... Read more

FPW 2017

Fire & Life Safety October 18, 2017

By having Internet access in Africa, we were able to hear about the horrific shootings in Las Vegas. There are many who offer solutions, like tighter gun control or better screening of certain people in our population. I happen to believe that this problem will not end until the... Read more
By having Internet access in Africa, we were able to hear about the horrific shootings in Las Vegas. There are many who offer solutions, like tighter gun control or better screening of certain people in our population. I happen to believe that this problem will not end until the... Read more
A house fire in central Virginia had a contributing cause of a space heater. There were other things mentioned in this living room fire that led to the occupants being transported due to burns. There are many types of space heaters, some powered by electricity, some fueled by propane... Read more
A s you read this article, I and my team are either stuck in an airport on the east coast of the United States, or we have just arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa. Stuck due to a hurricane, but hoping that we will be able to take off on... Read more
A house fire in our area recently displaced two, sending one to the hospital due to smoke inhalation. Let me start by saying that I do not have any details on the cause of this fire or the extent of the damage to the home. I want to talk... Read more

The Aftermath

Fire & Life Safety September 13, 2017

Iam writing this a few days before Hurricane Irma impacts the United States. The track and strength of Irma as it passes Virginia will determine a rain event, a wind event, or both. A high, sustained wind could possibly bring down trees, power lines, or whatever else that wind... Read more
S eptember has historically been the height of hurricane season, in the Atlantic Ocean. We continue to watch the heroic efforts of many in Texas as they continue to operate in the rescue or life safety mode of the operation. Tropical systems are wind events, rain events, or both.... Read more
My first assignment after boot camp, was the fire station at the USCG Training Center- Cape May N.J. One might wonder how people were chosen for those positions in 1981? For Mickey Conboy and me, it was because of our years as volunteer firefighters, Mickey in Dumont N.J. and... Read more