Tag Archives: Willie Wines Jr.

12 Days Schedule of Prizes!

This is the schedule of prizes for the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway presented by FireCritic.com & IronFiremen.com. We are giving away over $10,000 worth of prizes starting December 14th and ending Christmas Day. 28 lucky winners will win 43 prizes and/or prize packages from 30 companies!

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Challenge Coins and the Fire Service

While the beginnings of challenge coins may be questionable, most point to World War 1 as the beginnings of this tradition. Beings that the military began the ritual of not only creating coins, but trading and "challenging" with them, it is only fitting that the fire service has taken the idea and run with it since there are so many veterans in the fire service.

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Six Years Ago…

Six years ago, I penned the first post on FireCritic.com. I had no idea what the plan was for the site, but I knew exactly what I was doing. Still today, six years later, I use the phrase Captain Wines throws out occasionally... "We don't know where were are going, but we are making good time!"

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