Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fire Service Day

Ooooooh weeeee! Has it really been that long since I last posted here? Shit. That's pathetic.

No time like the annual Fire Service Day here in SoCal to resume posting then, no? On this day last year I was wandering around downtown Santa Barbara, enjoying that city fire department's fine display of apparatus--including an airport crash truck. One year later and lots of life changes; so I decided to hit up a local 7-Eleven and buy a few quarts of "cream" for the boys (and girl) at my local FS 58. They were most appreciative as I spent about an hour getting my fix of LAFD Task Forces up close. Of course, I was hoping a call would drop so I could hear the computerized dispatch system up close, but no such luck. The "rider's curse" was in full effect.

Still, it was nice to hang out at a station fora little while surrounded by all that red metal. After that, headed over to Beverly Hills FD HQ, where there were about 600 little kids scattered all over the station and in front on Rexford Drive. Took a quick spin through the station (spent a lot more time there last year) and saw them giving rides to kiddies on BH's sick USAR rig.

Hope to be back on here more often than I've been this year. But, I've said that a few times before, too.