Today is a sad day in the City of Camden NJ. Approximately 60 firemen and 160 police officers are being laid off due to city budget cuts. For those who don't know the City of Camden is a small city, about 10 square miles, with a population around 80,000. It sits across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. They have a very busy fire department which has undergone previous cuts and brownouts. The police are fairly busy as well battling a ranking of now Number 2 (formerly #1 for the past few years)most dangerous city in the country. But today the police department is being cut in half and the fire department has been torn apart by politicians and their budget plans. When will they learn that some things are neccessary. So show your support for our brothers in Camden. Hang tough, you have our support. Better times are coming.
I am a live-in volunteer at the West Lanham Hills VFD Co. 28 in Prince George's County, MD. We are an aggressive company that runs over 4500 calls a year.
This blog is about what we see and hear out there on the streets as well as what we learn in-house. It is a training tool. It is also about my growing and maturing into a fireman and the experiences and lessons learned along the way. We all run into some crazy stuff out there...some more than others. I believe that we fall under the "more than others" category so I would like to share my/our experiences with you. Here, I will tell it and show it like it is, I just hope that everyone takes something back to their own houses with it. Stay frosty out there gents and thanks for stopping by.
P.S. be sure to check out the links below. They have proven useful many times for us on the firegrounds, there is always something to be learned.
*Please note that this page does not in any way reflect the ideas or opinions of the West Lanham Hills VFD organization or it's members. This blogpage is not directly associated with the WLHVFD website.*