I know that it is already 5 days into the New Year, but I wanted to represent the LVFD for a year end recap. We had a ton of crazy calls, and I’ve intentionally forgotten about more 911 drama than I can remember. Having a new baby this year and being assigned at one of the busiest stations in the country hasn’t helped the bags under my eyes, but I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. I feel so fortunate to have two great families. You gotta be one screwed up dude not to love this job. Just in case you ever want to check, you can see up to the minute calls we are responding to at the “Alarm Office”.
I’d have to say it was a great year for our department. We continue to expand with both stations and staffing. By the way, in case you haven’t heard, we’re starting of the year with a new Fire Chief. Greg Gammon has been named to succeed retired chief David Washington. Gammon is a 23-year veteran of the department, and he’s the Las Vegas representative on the state’s homeland security commission. I hear that the final word is going to be given on January 9. I can’t believe that we’re doing another recruitment for Las Vegas firefighters this month. I’m starting to feel like an old guy. Operationally, things are going well, and I’d like to consider ourselves pretty progressive in our fire-ground operations and training. This is a never ending learning experience for all of us in the fire service world……..So to all my brethren out there……. Work hard, train hard and have a great 2008! Enjoy these pics from a few 2007 incidents here in “sin city”.
The “Caz” – Las Vegas Fire and Rescue