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    Hello All,

    I am the Wife of an Engineer in Southern California. Last week my family lost their home in Cedar Glen to the Old Fire. My Mother has asked me to post this special message for her. Her desire is that all Firefighters will take this special thank you to heart. God Bless you.


    Dear Wonderful People,

    Last night as I was searching all of the sites for information about the fire, I saw a news media picture (http://www.crestline.sgds.com/thursdayam/) of what appeared to be someone's rescued dog as it was joyfully licking the face of a kneeling, war weary fire fighter in the midst of all of this massive destruction. All I was able to think was;

    - Daily cost to fight the fires.....$2,000,000+
    - Overall cost in physical damage.....$28,000,000,000+
    - Gratitude from "All creatures great and small".....priceless.

    This image is the closest I have been able to come to expressing the gratitude I feel to all of you emergency support personnel and die hard residents of our mountain who are giving your all and helping in every conceivable way possible. May God truly bless and keep you all safe in His care.

    From the bottom of my heart,

    Penny Cooper 29794 Redwood Road (burnt) Cedar Glen, CA

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      Sometimes a picture says it all...
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      IACOJ Animal Control
      Ladder 8
      "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati"


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        Thanks Heros

        Thanks for adding the photo.


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          A picture is worth a thousand words. A kiss of appreciation from Man's Best Friend is priceless!
          ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
          Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY


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            When is a MUTT not a MUTT? When it's Man's best friend!

            Thanks for the photo!
            Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
            Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

            *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
            On the web at www.section2wildfire.com


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              I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

              "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
              Gunny Ermey

              "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

              Humpty Dumpty was pushed

              Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"


              • #8
                Thanks for sharing the photo!!
                "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we know the work which a fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

                Edward F. Croker
                Chief 1899-1911
                Fire Dept. City of New York

                HOOK N' CAN of the I.A.C.O.J.


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                    Something right

                    There are a number of threads on here bashing firefighters from the slate piece to union bashing to firefighters bashing each other. This thread brought tears to my eyes. Maybe we do a few things right once in a while. I sort of wonder if the bashers have ever had to fight a real fire or have pulled a victim from a building or for that matter a wildfire. We are our own worst enemy. This woman illustrated our strength. Let's get together and work towards the future.

                    Stay Safe,

                    Pete Sinclair
                    Hartford, MI
                    IACOJ (Retired Division)


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