Monday, October 30, 2006

No Need For Insulin!

A view of a new fast food making its debut at U.S. fairs this fall. Ping-pong-sized balls of batter made with Coca-Cola syrup are deep-fried, then served in a cup, topped with more Coca-Cola syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry on the top.

Wow.... refill your insulin syringe shall we? Oh ya... call your dentist while you're at it. Also, those with little kids? Get your ritalin ready.....!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Four Firefighters Killed in Suspect California Wildfire Arson - In The Line Of Duty

Four Firefighters Killed in Suspect California Wildfire Arson - In The Line Of Duty:

Fire crews struggled to protect homes Friday from a wind-whipped wildfire that trapped and killed four firefighters in a wall of flames as it raced across Southern California.

The blaze, which authorities said was arson, blackened nearly 24,000 acres, almost 38 square miles, in the San Jacinto Mountains just west of Palm Springs. It destroyed 10 structures, including at least five homes. At one point, several hundred mountain residents took refuge with campers in a nearby RV park where crews could protect them.

George Carlin's Views On Aging

I realize some of you might have read this before but I believe it's worth one more read and if you havent read it... now is the time. .... We all get old and some of you are a lot older than I am and always will be... : )

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key. You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. "How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21.
YESSSS!!! But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed? You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would! So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60. You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday! You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90's, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!" May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them "

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Fireground Search: Critical Do's and Don'ts For Effective Search Operations

Event Registration (EVENT: 29297):

Fireground Search: Critical Do's and Don'ts For Effective Search Operations
Event Date: November 09, 2006 02:00 PM EST

Presenter: John Salka
This program is designed to illustrate the critical elements of fireground search operations that firefighters need to master. Simply donning an SCBA and entering a structure is not a search! Specific skills and tactics need to be learned and practiced to result in effective search operations. Once inside a burning building, what does the first search team look for? Do we need to find the fire first or should we be looking for occupants? How many firefighters should be assigned to a search team? What tools are most helpful and effective? All of these issues need to be addressed along with other items such as communication, command and survival. Join FDNY battalion chief John Salka as he outlines the search procedures and skills that you need to know to conduct safe, rapid and effective search operations at your next structural fire.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Men: Rise Up and Assert Yourselves!!!!

OK, enough is enough! This picture speaks volumes I think. (click on photo if you cannot read the orange sign)Enough of opening car doors for the "weaker" sex! Start leaving the toilet seat up and be proud of it! Open the door at McDonalds and walk through it first; take back your lives!
Gone are the days of equal pay. That sort of thing.
Are you ready??? Stand together today and take back control!!!
Oh oh... look at the time!!! Ok, you'll have to start without me. The timer just went off on the stove. Time to fix the rest of dinner. I'll continue this meaningful movement later on after I've done the dishes... but until then... Rise up!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Fire Station Fire Causes $15,000 Damage

Hey, it could happen.... couldn't it???

Fire Station Fire Causes $15,000 Damage:

Fire Station Fire Causes $15,000 Damage
October 17, 2006

A faulty toaster started a small kitchen blaze last Friday at Peterborough fire station 2 on Carnegie Avenue. Firefighters discovered the fire after returning from two alarm calls. It was quickly extinguished but damage is estimated at around $15,000.

The fire occurred at the end of Fire Safety Week, ironically focused on preventing cooking fires.

Peterborough Deputy Fire Chief Trent Gervais terms the incident a reminder that fire can happen 'to anyone, any time.'"

Thursday, October 19, 2006

More Stuff With Popeye & Spinach

I don't know what the attraction is lately with E-coli, Popeye and spinach but this movie on Youtube is pretty funny. Don't say I didn't warn you! : )

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Famous Actor Dead Of Ecoli Poisoning

Many baby boomers wept today as one of their favourite actors succumbed to the latest threat of ecoli poisoning derived from eating tainted spinach.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Adventures of # 5 Station

This reporter has just been handed an audio tape that describes the adventures of the crew at # 5 station.

Captain Durocher: Hey, you guys…its Fire Prevention week… any ideas?

Fuerth: I’m hungry!

Captain Durocher: I don’t think that’s going to help the community for Fire Prevention

(Sounds of pans rattling in the background)

Lynn: Hey, Cap… can I go to the bathroom????

Fuerth: Anyone seen the frying pan?????

Captain Durocher: Hey, what about Fire Prevention Week??

Fuerth: Not a problem, Cap… I’ll think of something after I’ve had something to eat.

Haidy: Gee, I miss my gun

Captain Durocher: Ok, I give up! What are we having.. I’m kinda hungry myself now that you mention it.

Fuerth: Mmmm… hey, how about Caesar’s salad?

Lynn: Yummy

Captain Durocher: Sounds great. I’ll get the bacon.

Haidy: I love food.

Fuerth: Aha… the frying pan.. I’ve found it!!!

(sounds of bacon frying)

Lynn: Ouch, … ow…ouch!!!

Fuerth: Hey, stop staring at the bacon. It’ll be done when it’s done.

Haidy: Oh oh…I think we have a run. Where’s the big red truck?????

Captain Durocher: Ok, fellas, let’s go… make sure you turn off the stove, Keith!!!

Fuerth: Not to worry, Cap. Remember, it's Fire Prevention Week!!!

(sounds of toast popping up in faulty toaster and bacon continuing to cook as Haidy’s big red truck leaves the station)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Event Registration (EVENT: 29295)

Event Registration (EVENT: 29295):

University of Extrication: School Bus Emergencies
Event Date: October 19,2006 02:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Ron Moore

Every school day, more than 2 million students will board a school bus before the day is over and while they are the safest means of mass transportation for the children, they present several special challenges to firefighters during an accident. Common incidents with school buses are major factors simply because of the possible occupants: while the smaller buses carry eight students, a large bus can carry 84 or more children. Besides the sheer potential for victims, firefighters will encounter different construction features that will even challenge the well trained teams. This webcast will address the NFPA 1670 standards for operations and rescue technician training and feature an overview of school bus construction and common challenges you will encounter."

Texas EMT Killed in Ambulance Crash — Emergency Medical Services (

Texas EMT Killed in Ambulance Crash — Emergency Medical Services (

The drivers of an ambulance and a pickup truck were fatally injured Tuesday when the two vehicles collided on a rain-slick road near Austin.

Kyla Wilson, 29, a paramedic with Marble Falls EMT, remained in critical condition at Brackenridge Hospital. Her partner, Eric Hanson, 26, did not survive."

Baltimore Firefighter Killed, Two Hurt in Blaze - In The Line Of Duty

Baltimore Firefighter Killed, Two Hurt in Blaze - In The Line Of Duty:

A firefighter was killed early Tuesday battling an intense, two-alarm fire that quickly engulfed a row home in Greektown, causing a floor to collapse on top of him, fire officials said."

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Conference Call With God

"Moishe, can you hear me now?"
"Good, ok... let's start the conference call with God."

"Hello, God.....??????"

(Before you all go bonkers worrying if I'm bashing a certain ethnic group I received these photos from an Israeli friend living in Jerusalem.)

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