Gearing up for the Firehouse Expo 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Where have I been? Busy just like everyone else…

Actually, I am working on a huge project with a business partner of mine…more on that in the future!

I am gearing up for Firehouse Expo 2011

Firefighter Netcast will once again be pitching our tent in the FireGeezer/Statter911 booth at Firehouse Expo.

The booth number is 743 and FireGeezer has details on how to get free passes to the Exhibit hall! (click here for the info )

I will be travelling up with Willie Wines Jr. and another firefighter from our area Captain Kevin Totten. To be quite honest, it is going to be kinda humerous. Willie and Kevin will be riding to Richmond with me and my 2 children. I am dropping the kiddos off at the inlaws and then we are either staying the night in Richmond or DC…not sure which town we are going to tear up yet.

This photo is from the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb web site. It did not credit a photographer.

So the Firefighter Netcast thing will be fun as always…but the real event is…

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Firehouse Expo

Find all the information you need for the events here

The direct link for the Firehouse Expo stair climb is here

The event will be held at the Hilton on Thursday July 21, 2011 from 2-4pm.

From what I hear, there are only 100 participants signed up for it to date. Trust me, if Willie and I can do it anyone can. That being said, we aren’t sure if Willie and I can do it yet. This is our first one. They are also setting one up for Fire Rescue International and Willie and I will be there. We are contimplating doing that one and another on September 11th. There is one in Richmond, VA on September 11th and there is rumor of one in Roanoke that same date. We should be at one of them. 

If you think you will be walking too slow for everyone else…WE NEED YOU. I mean WILLIE AND I NEED YOU. That way, we can blame you and you can blame us for dragging ass up those stairs. But in the end we can all say we did it. We did it to “NEVER FORGET”.

Afterwards Willie and I will be at a Bar!

What more do you need? Willie was damn near on his death bed the other week (with a cold) and he is doing it. He still complains every time I talk to him about his little bout with a runny nose. Hell, even the Buckaroo told him to suck it up and grow a set!

It has been a while since we travelled together and we are adding Kevin and another friend of mine to the mix. Hell soon we will be travelling in packs!

I will leave you with a video I shot in Downtown Roanoke the other week when I was on a date with my beautiful bride! At the drums is Lt. Mike Ellston from Salem Fire-Rescue Department (the same dept. as Totten)…He is banging the drums with a contingent of the Virginia Highlands Pipes and Drums at Flannery’s Irish Pub downtown.

Ellston is at least part (I think) of the brain behind  the 2 House blog…you can read it here!