137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
Battalion Members and Viewers,
We are continuing with the development of our Training Channel, if you see the times and dates change for the Trainers, we are still working out the kinks.
What we are trying to accomplish at this time, is to bring you LIVE Training with Eight of our Trainers to give you access to their knowledge 24/7.
We raely report on the loss of firefighters, so many of the publications do such a great job, but in this case it's close to home, it was a firefighter from Prince Georges County Fire / EMS in Maryland, a department we consider home.
Smoke-eater John Ulmschneider, 39, died after the shooting in the Washington D.C. suburb of Temple Hills around 7:30 p.m.
Firefighter Ulmschneider was shot dead and another was seriously injured after a suspect fired on them during a medical emergency call.
Tonights a brand NEW show is with the Edmonton Airport Fire Department as their Fire Chief Burl Hamm shows us around the airport and his new ARFF Truck, then a call comes in; smoke showing. The engine company is out the door and off the airport to a fire at a commercial building in their 1st due. Pass the word, The Battalion is back!
This is our second show with Calaveras Fire Consolidated District in Californa. This Department is a combination Department and this show will show you a Chief doing all he can to keep his department staffed with quality and well trained Firefighters. The Chief is very involved witht the California State Firefighters Association that creats great training opportunities for its volunteers across the State. This Chied is all about safety and training. At this event they offered LIVE Fire Training, Ventalation and Forceable Entry, you should check it out.
Just a standard day at the office, vehicles crashing, roll-overs, some rope training, rack some new Combat Ready Line for testing and sit down to chow, just another day at Station 47 with the crew of Rescue 47.
Battalion Viewers, people as how we pick departments to film? First of all, all of the Departments where we film find us, we learn about them and then decide why they may be a good department to film. As you know, we are not about the fires nor the patients, we are about the men and women on-the-job. The Calaveras Cosolidated Fire District is a new and young department with the normal growing pains, it's what they are doing with those pains that make this a good series with some great story.
All new shows and new series across North America as well as Latin America.
Our involvement with the Firefighters Cancer Support has just begun, and we are very excited to be a part of it all due to the direction of Chief Bobby Halton from the Pennwell Fire Group when we were asked to film their Awards Gala here in Los Angeles a few weeks back with awards going to some of the people that have supported this great organizaion, such as Cheif Halton.
Our Holiday Special Webisode is about what we think is a big part of these Holidays, giving to those who need it most. Wishing all of our viewers a safe, warm and Wonderful Holiday Season...