Saturday, November 02, 2013

10 Years Out

Well.... it's been10 years since I retired and have loved every minute of it!!!! Retirement is the World's best kept secret.. lol.
What I enjoyed most that evening on Halloween October 31, 2003 was the party at Rob Higgin's place "Kokopelli's"! For anyone who attended here are a few photos of the evening. I would suppose that most of you have aged somewhat over the years as I have. It was a great night. Thanks to all who attended. In the event that you're photo isn't displayed... Cry me a river...join a self help group ... it wasn't because you weren't loved... lol.

The Chief and Assistant. Great memories.

 This is one reason we should consider outlawing Hawaiian shirts!

 These guys could be mistaken for brothers ... mainly because they were old back then!

 The lovely Linda and the old guy

 Kris..(left) .who did a great job chauffeuring me from station to station during my last week of employment. 

 Kevin wouldn't pay my price to keep the picture a secret so the picture went up...: )

 Tough guys!! This group should have been cast in the movie "Wiseguys"

Rob Donaldson (left)... Rob Higgins on the right who was a great host for the evening. Served chicken wings with perfect timing...(inside joke)

 Ask the guy on the right where his brother and him left the guy who was asleep in the back seat of the car they borrowed.

The Training officers who filled the empty space when I retired...good job, Guys....

Friday, October 04, 2013

Blatant Advertising!

If I thought this wouldn’t interest you I wouldn’t have posted it. This is for those Snowbirds that travel to the USA during the late fall to spring. We have access to a new product that currently is only available in the United States at the present time. (DON'T STOP READING...LOL) Here is the link for the product and there are some substantial earnings if you’re interested. Remember, this product is only available in the United State.

We all know individuals who would like this product but you can also target various groups and distribute in larger quantities. In 2012, total U.S. bottled water consumption increased to 9.67 billion gallons. The majority of this water has absolutely no specific nutritional value. This product provides  25 vitamins & minerals in each F.U.N Water Cap system.

Some of the groups that we are referring to are:

  • Hockey, Baseball, etc groups and venues (Arenas, Stadiums) where they practice and play. Senior hockey leagues could use this product. (Spratt... this is ideal for you. You can stop taking Fish Oil and take something that tastes good : )
  • Golfing establishments where you play.
  • Health Clubs that you and your friends attend on a regular basis.
  • Retirement communities. Those over 55 communities are filled with the Baby Boomers. Wayne P ... you can finally sell a product along with your voice and make extra money in the clubhouse.
  • Anyone who is still connected with fire halls in their travel locations. (We believe Topper is still involved in this field...if not he can contact his bicycle friends! How many bottles of water do these bikers buy, Doug? We’ll let you use your imagination to estimate the number : ) 
  • RV communities.... Bob M...We know you have friends in campgrounds : )
  • Non profit organizations...Think ‘Fundraising’

Remember; this product is only available in the United States. 

Also, corporations have the option of creating their own ‘private label’
The video below is also located at the website
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For those of you that don't get the opportunity to travel south for the winter please take a look at our website:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mongo's Baby Pic

I was searching my archives and came across this old photo of Mongo as a baby! My My My, how the little fella has grown. Just think; he's about to retire.


Ken Davis - The Ungrateful Husband

As promised; this is Ken Davis. This was recorded at First Presbyterian Church, Downey, CA

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Shadow Puppets featuring Ken Davis

This is one of the funniest videos I've seen for some time. And while I'm at it I'd like to introduce you to Ken Davis, a truly funny guy. I'll have more of his videos published shortly on this Blog. A great comedian who does NOT use vulgar language in this day and age. Just imagine, you can actually let your kids watch this guy.

This video in no way reflects on Mongo. Well....maybe a little.... ENJOY and feel free to comment.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget

On this morning 12 years ago I sat in my office and watched with horror as this tragedy unfolded. It was a very long day that none of us should ever forget.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Old Guys Promoted time flies, huh? Believe it or not that's D.C Phil Boots on the far left. Phil now has shares in Rogain.  I thought it was a long lost 20 year old older brother at first. Followed by the Chief, then D.C Don Bennett's father and Assistant Chief Brian McLaughlin
Ok... the Chief, next is D.C Bruno Bertucci with hardly any hair! Next is Assistant Chiefs  Brian McLaughlin and Steve Laforet . Steve is now entering a Bhudda look alike contest. we have Kam Lauzon (not sure if Kam is a chief or not), a middle aged Captain Winton Marchant, Captain Mike McLeod and Assistant Chief Dave Hart. I think Dave just recently swallowed a pillow.
Gabby Hayes look alike D.C Terry Gifford and Captain Dave Steen. By the looks of him I don't believe Dave will be doing any marathons too soon.

Congrats, guys!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Jack Hillis' Final Shift

I received these photos from Ted Seagul last night. I never realized most of these guys were that young. Anyway, here they are with a few comments under the photos.

Vince Mahoney on the far right. I believe that is Al Hillis sitting across from Vince

Name the young guys... Fred Caverzan sitting in the white shirt.

Ted S standing. Dave Morris and John Winkup and Al Hillis on the end.
Notice how young BR is.. lol.

Mike Maoullix (spelling?) was pretty young too.

And last but certainly not least Fred Caverzan before he started shaving. : )

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