I’m a Philadelphia, PA. firefighter. As a Captain, I’m in charge of running my station and answering calls with my crew. I’m a conservative, Christian, white male and proud gun owner so that makes me either a caveman, or the root of all evil.
I deal with the guilt by listening to old school heavy metal, shooting guns, and building classic muscle cars. I love war movies, power tools, Jack Daniels and Yuengling beer. (Only when I can’t get good German Weizen.)
The blog is an outlet and not an obsession. If it becomes an obsession, I’ll quit. Oh, and if you can’t deal with sarcasm you’re better off reading the newspaper. I hope you enjoy it.
Ever wonder what the guy sitting in the back of the hook and ladder truck sees from up there? Now you know. This is a shot from the tiller cage as we were rounding a curve at the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philly. We were taking a reserve ladder back to another station and I got pressed into service tillering since we were a man down. Sometimes you have to show the kids that the old guys can still get busy.