Firehouse Expo Day 1

Yesterday was a blast at Firehouse Expo. The traffic was a little light, but it was Thursday and typically is that day. We will see what today has to offer.

I enjoyed seeing many friends again and meeting new ones for the first time. You can read more about what we are doing this week here.

The Guys from One Source Fire Rescue. Check them out, great guys selling great products.

Below is video that Captain Wines shot of the P & D opening up the exhibit floor

The crew from Sons of the Flag Burn Foundation and Sean Duncan from (where we get our Brotherhood Chips)

Our Brothers from the Branchville FD. They set up shop to market their department and potentially recruit new members. Great job Brothers

The new stickers are available at the show from Crosstitched. Booth #142


The Central Maryland FOOLS Bash was a great time last night. The one thing I couldn’t get over was that Captain Wines and I were the only ones wearing leather helmets…or any helmets for that matter.

The picture below is by Stanley Jaworski. You can view the rest of his photos from the Bash here.

Photo by Stan Jaworski.

Tonight is the Big Meetup

Facebook Event Page here

When: Friday, July 26th 6pm-?
15% food discount will go from 6pm-2am. Drink specials go from 6-10pm (Happy Hour Specials $3 Domestics, $4 Imports and $5 Calls). You will receive a wristband for no cover and drink specials for the bar crawl at Power Plant Live as well (see below).
Where: Luckies Tavern at Power Plant Live
We will have the Top Bar reserved in addition to tables.
Who: Everyone is welcome! Wear your kilts and helmets if you would like
Why: Brotherhood, networking, meeting new people, and having a blast

Tonights Door Prizes include:

2 tickets to the 11th Annual 2013 Professional Development Seminar being put on by the Fairfax County Professional Fire and Rescue Officers Association. Check them out online here, on Facebook here, and register for the event here.

Box Alarm Leather is giving away gift certificates for custom leather work.

Crosstitched will have some shirts to give away

Firefighter Art (Artist Jodi Monroe) sent some artwork to give away

One Source Fire Rescue gave us some extrication gloves, firefighting gloves, and helmet lights to give away

Firehouse Dolls gave us 3 calendars to give away

Kurt Kamm sent some of his books to give away

Hooks N Irons Training sent some stickers to give away