Sunday, May 9, 2010

Busy Middle Day for A-Shift

When you think of Sundays, you typicall think of a nice relaxing day where not much goes on & everything is kind of QUIET, right? Wrong, most of the time Sundays are a busy day for this department as well as the local hospitals. We see everything from people becoming overly-relaxed & stuffing themselves on good ole Sunday luch until they have made themselves sick, to people making up excuses & suddenly "coming down w/ something" to get out of work. That's right folks, people really do fake a weekend illness to not have to go to work on Monday morning. Today has been one of those busy days for us here in Southeast. Up to this point the medic unit has totaled in at nine runs & the Engine w/ five runs not including a Swiftwater Rescue Team deployment a few hours ago for a stranded boater. Thankfully, E11 personnel were able to assist the boater to the shore line w/o utilizing the SRT & cancelled the team, putting multiple pieces back in service that had to be marked out to to get the necessary bodies to #6 to deploy. And just now, the Engine had to mark out of service to take the air-bottle truck to our brothers on the Northside for a residential fire, as well as dropping off two other personnel from this station to Station 1; The Big Show, so that the Fire Investigators could respond to the fire. See folks, even after you go to bed, out of the ordinary things still happen around here & we adapt to the changes to still provide the protection that everyone here vowed to provide. I also want to congratulate the members of the Roanoke Rampage Football team that traveled to Orlando,FL this weekend to play football for charity. Even though we sustained another loss (13-23), the team was finally able to pull the offense together & put a few points on the board. I spoke to some of the team members earlier in the day & they all say they feel great & are having a blast. Our next & final battle of the season will be in June when we take on the Charlotte Cobras. This will prove to probably be the toughest challenge our team has faced thus far. Have fun & be safe down there guys. Below are some action shots caught on a MVC the Engine & Medic ran in early afternoon. The driver sustained a minor injury to the hand & did not wish to be transported. The rest of you, be safe out there tonight & stay tuned, there may be more action to unfold tonight.

What does Brad do when he's not "Chiefin" in Bedford????

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