Several of my brothers from Roanoke completed the Tough Mudder in Wintergreen yesterday. Congratulations guys! You make the rest of us in Roanoke proud. I am sure it was a blast and I would have loved to have completed it with you. I had originally planned on traveling this weekend, but the plans fell through. Maybe next time.
This upcoming weekend, Willie and I will be traveling to New Jersey and New York City. Willie will be hanging out with Zach Green of MN8 in New York City. I will be teaching social media in New Jersey. I will also be teaching in Kentucky in November. Read more about my classes in New Jersey here.
The Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire & Rescue Department is mourning the loss of Firefighter Horace Pendergrass. Firefighter Pendergrass passed away in his sleep at station 41. Read more on VAFireNews.com here.
Speaking of VAFireNews.com, they are chronicling firefighters wearing pink shirts during the Month of October here. The latest is from Staunton Fire & Rescue. I also added some photos of firefighters wearing pink here.
Daily911Deals™ has a brand new deal today. The latest is a custom Helmet Front Holder from Westsider Front Holder. The custom holder is made by a firefighter in North Carolina and offered mostly through Facebook. If you imagined you will get it at a great discount you are right! Daily911Deals™ is offering the Westsider Front Holder for 50% off. Get yours for $14.99 delivered. Regular price is $29.99.
According to Jonathan Nixon, the firefighter behind Westsider Front Holder:
Westsider front holders were made because I wanted a holder that would not give or bend when you were doing work. My original holder was was ruined when I got out of the academy. Now that I have a Westsider on my helmet, I have confidence that it will handle whatever I can throw at it.
If you are new to Daily911Deals™ you should definitely check it out! They have had one great deal after another after starting several months ago.
Monday Morning Shoutout
A cast of compelling characters brings to life a new and untapped perspective of the firefighting world. Through unique technology, watch the drama unfold from the viewpoint of the firefighters. Think COPS combined with Rescue 911. Toss in a “Real World” twist and mix in some hot firefighters, and you have “Beyond the Line.”
“Beyond the Line” sees the world through the eyes of the firefighters from Denver and West Metro Fire Departments. From gunshot wounds and drug overdoses, to rapes and transients drowning in the South Platte River, they see it all. In each 30-minute episode of “Beyond the Line” viewers experience the highs, lows, the joys and tragedies these everyday heroes face. With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes action of emergency calls and the daily lives of the rescue crews, we reveal the remarkable and inspirational stories of the firefighters and paramedics. Toss in a dynamic of brotherhood of raw characters, to say the least, and you experience the life of these firefighters.
Green lights for Volunteers in East Gwillimbury (located in Canada…somewhere)
East Gwillimbury has implemented a two-pronged green flashing light system for volunteer firefighters. The vehicles of the town’s 81 volunteer firefighters will be equipped with the lights that are affixed to the dashboard. As a courtesy, the town’s emergency services department is asking drivers to treat these vehicles as you would other emergency vehicles.
The death of a Time Warner worker sparks a Carl Monday investigation
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News Investigator Carl Monday has a story about a local woman who lost her mom last month. Now, she has some serious questions about her death.
Was the good Samaritan who tried to save her prevented from doing everything she could?
Charlie Brown Restaurant Fire
Finally, check out this video from Newsworking in South Whitehall, PA. A stubborn 3rd alarm fire burns in the vacant Charlie Brown Steakhouse. The fire came in around 1am on October 23, 2011.