Tag Archives: Aiken Public Safety

On Humanity

“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine” . . . Kurt Vonnegut No argument from me!            

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RIP Weesy

I was saddened to learn of the sudden death of a young man with a great amount of passion for Law Enforcement and the Fire Service. Phillip Weese died this morning after his personal vehicle overturned on I-20 in Aiken, … Continue reading

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Be Decisive

A little bit of wisdom, shared by  my former boss at Aiken Public Safety – Fire Division,  Capt. Brian Brazier: Be Decisive.  Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Smoke

I suppose that most blogs will feature an article referencing Independence Day. I was resisting the temptation until I read what Kurt Harden had to say about it. Personally, I never got a charge out of fireworks, (maybe because of … Continue reading

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When Will We Learn?

As I sat this morning, looking out the window as the dawn neared, I couldn’t help but be overcome by the juxtaposition of a beautiful sunrise and the dark cloud that envelops our community; the battles of good against evil … Continue reading

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Not Again?

Our small community is shocked by the murder of Public Safety Master Cpl Sandy Rogers, only a little more than a month after the murder of Master PSO Scott Richardson. We will be providing a few ways to help our … Continue reading

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Scott Richardson, LODD

I have put off creating this post for a variety of reasons, but will delay it no further. The other evening, I was at home completing some evening chores when I started hearing excited voices on my police radio. I … Continue reading

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I Get It Now, Pt. 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about going to the baseball stadium and watching my daughter, “Jelly” work the crowd as a photographer for the Augusta Greenjackets. Read about it here: I Get It Now, Pt. 1 Last night, I … Continue reading

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Last Word on Fireworks

Last night, I got to play “Firefighter Ray” at the fireworks show at the Woodside Plantation Reserve Club. I think this was the 5th or 6th year I was on the team representing ADPS Fire Division at the event. Well … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2011

Well, yesterday was the parade and tomorrow, Memorial Day is what is typically referred to as the beginning of summer. This holiday, intended to acknowledge the millions of soldiers that died for our freedom seems to have morphed into a … Continue reading

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This is Not A Drill?

One of my favorite, reads is “I, Cringely”. Normally a very informative “Tech site”, I came across this at breakfast today and after reading the comments….and adding my own, I wanted to post this, illustrating how absurd and coddling we … Continue reading

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Nine Months and Counting, (we are all getting older)

A couple of you have been hounding me, (pun intended) for a puppy update. I have come to learn that it is difficult to take pictures of big, black dogs that look good. I think there are two reasons for … Continue reading

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Junior Firefighter Takes Center Stage

Looks like three or four posts this weekend. Hope ya’ll don’t mind Most people have hobbies that they participate in when they aren’t working. We all know the usuals….golf, fishing, gardening, and working on your car. I though, enjoy none … Continue reading

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