Show Notes: March 23, 2014
Was honored to have Officer Zhivonni McDonnell from the Arlington Police Department call in to the show to talk about the First Annual “Back the Blue Bash” (Listen to show) and read on
put on by the Arlington Police Foundation to support Arlington Police. I cannot say Thank You enough for the service of the police to the community. So often their job is thankless one. I think that many officers out there would agree that a simple smile or a wave can go a long ways towards making a police officer’s day.
According to Officer McDonnell, the “Back the Blue” event was a huge success. Emerald City Band (a big name) in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex) was there playing. There was also a raffle for an awesome motorcycle.
Incidentally, I snagged this picture from @ArlingtonPD
Before Officer McDonnell called in, I read off a few LODDs:
*K9 Officer Jason Crisp & K9 Maros – March 12: https://www.odmp.org/k9/1527-k9-maros
*Firefighter Joseph Edward Bove – March 13: http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4278
*Officer Marc Uland Kelley – March 14: https://www.odmp.org/officer/22048-police-officer-marc-uland-kelley
*Captain Wayne O’Neal Jeffers – March 16: http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4280
*Asst Fire Chief Tom D Stevens – March 17: http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=4281
*Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino – March 19, 2014: https://www.odmp.org/officer/22047-deputy-sheriff-ricky-del-fiorentino
*Officer Robert German – March 22 https://www.odmp.org/officer/22049-police-officer-robert-german
There was a quick announcement about the “Rich Gasaway (SAMatters) Taught Classroom session” give away sponsored by Midwest Fire to be given away at the FDIC event in Indianapolis, IN April 7 – 12. Midwest Fire will be at booth #4421 and entry forms for the giveaway will be available there.
My personal blog in the “April A to Z Challenge” This year my theme is “The History of Paramedicine”. I still have some letters that are without topics, so if anyone’s got some related ideas feel free to send them my way.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also announce (as was mentioned on the show) that another Tweetalong is in the works with Arlington PD and Chief Will Johnson on Twitter. Make sure your following so you can follow along with the action.
Last, but not least was a very quick mention of the article regarding the “Trapped Firefighters Rescued From Portland Basement” as well as the article regarding “Fire Departments Train to Rescue Own“….. I’m thinking that will be fodder for perhaps the next show on April 06, 2014.