Tuesday, August 2, 2011

National Night Out

This evening, fire crews all across the country participated in National Night Out, a nationally coordinated effort to reduce crime by increasing community involvement. Although the area I work in has little in the way of crime compared to others, community activists in our area opted to participate and as a result, so did we.

The event we attended was held at a local park and was fairly well attended. The community action group (CAG) supplied hot dogs, ice cream and soda as well as a local magician.

 We supplied a big red firetruck and junior firefighter badges.

 The kids supplied the smiles.

 Nature supplied this bad-ass sunset.

After the event was over, we spent thirty minutes or so talking with a Lt. and a Sgt. from the County Sheriff's office, administrative division. The LT and I had worked the same area back in the day when it was the wild wild west. We were reminiscing about the gunfights/MCIs that we ran together in the late eighties and early nineties. Those OGs really knew how to inflict them some mayhem! The LT has four years to go, the poor bastard. I think he is envious of me, though he has a pretty easy assignment.

All in all a nice way to spend the evening.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Nice post, Capt. Very relaxing. I'm glad the kids got to see a fire engine up close and personal.

  2. Completely awesome sunset! And nifty work with the big red truck!

    The Observer