Show’s at 7:30, fire department starts serving brats at 5:30. THIS is how I like my fine arts. Big thank you to the Washington Island Fire Department and all their volunteers. I’ll open the show with a few of the greatest hits (beer tent, dead cow kicks farmer, guinea pig story) then do the new…View post
In what would have been a smoky irony I once nearly burned my house down with this bad boy while fighting a barn fire. Details in Chapter Six of “Truck: A Love Story.” Epic small-town fire department moment when the guy running tanker shuttles swings by your house, gains egress through your unlocked back door,…View post
Thirteen years ago this book arrived at my house on Main Street in New Auburn. I took it on tour and haven’t stopped since. Still not stopping. But gonna retire this edition, park it within sight of my desk as a reminder of good fortune, good people, and the everlasting thicket of tangents. Special thanks…View post
First responder (now “EMR”) recert complete. Good for another two years. Thanks to classmates and instructors. Pager charged.
Looking forward to speaking with firefighter/EMT/paramedic/first responder groups the next three days in Weston, Marshfield, and Rhinelander. It has been my privilege to be involved in Fire/EMS for over 25 years now. Especially enjoy how we all show up with different backgrounds and occupations but can speak the same language (S.A.M.P.L.E., surround-n-drown, B.S.I., water hammer,…View post