Australian Volunteer Firefighter Helps Koala Bear

The koala bear seen being tended to by volunteer firefighter David Tree was lucky. Although she was dehydrated and had burnt paws, Sam the koala is being treated by veterinarians and will be fine. Others weren’t so lucky. In addition to the human death toll, which currently stands at 181, over one million animals are [...]

We Haven’t Dropped Anyone (Yet)

As a volunteer firefighter, I’m often called with the fire department to assist EMS at traffic crashes. The fire department assists with traffic control, patient stabilization and occasionally uses hydraulic rescue tools to cut people out of vehicles. Primarily however, we just help lift people out of vehicles and into ambulances. Sometimes, when I’m feeling [...]

I Hate It When The Pets Die

Shortly after midnight this morning, I was called out to a fire in the neighboring town of Millington. Liberty Corner Fire Company provides rescue services for most surrounding towns in the event firefighters become trapped, so we get called to most working fires in the area. I think we are called mostly because we are [...]

Nobody Here Remembers Vera Lynn

At the firehouse the other night after a run, one of the older members commented on the t-shirt one of the younger members was wearing. The t-shirt was for a fire company in Washington D.C. and pictured a pinup girl on it. The older guy commented it reminded him of pictures of Betty Grable that [...]