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post #46 of 57
Kate39...

My FD does that to me too BUT I make them pay! I give them a $5 discount that's all. There are 2 women on the Board that ask me to do cakes. One wants me to do it as a favor & the other wants to pay me! You know which one I deal with icon_biggrin.gif The 20th Anniversary of the FD is in Aug. I'm doing the cakes. I'm excited about them too! BUT they will be paying me! We just got a new Rescue so I'm going to do a 3D cake of it! I can't wait to do it!! That one is a surprise to the Dept. & I will donate it.

Curious... is your # 39? Mine # is 57 thumbs_up.gif
I just volunter as FF/EMS. My DH & kids (18 & 15) volunter also. We love it!! icon_lol.gif

To everyone else...

DON'T LET PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU!!!! icon_sad.gif Not good!! Good luck!!!
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post #47 of 57
Heehee, hey Turtle lady!
Ok, I think FD stand for fire department, FF for firefighter.
EMS? Emergency system or staff or???
Educate us on this firefighter lingo please?
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post #48 of 57
Hey Squirrelly,

How have you been up to? You are so funny! icon_rolleyes.gif You got all but one thumbs_up.gif
EMS= Emergency Medical Service
If I'm wrong on that my chief will ring my neck icon_biggrin.gif
A Rescue is a really big, big, big, truck that carries all our equipment icon_lol.gif It's awsome! I haven't had the pleasure to drive it yet.... can't wait!!
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post #49 of 57
Heehee, glad you cleared that up kiddo!
Wow, that would be quite the responsibility, driving that big sucker!
I thing that anything to do with firefighting or emergency work is something we all have an amazing amount of respect for. Good for you and your family!
I am doing well, how are you?
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post #50 of 57
Squirrelly,

I'm just fine & dandy! thumbs_up.gif I'm a little angry right now though. Yesterday I made a fish/ocean cake for my nephew's 4th bday. Well today I developed the pics. Get home to scan them & share them w/ CC & my scanner isn't doing anything! It will let me print but won't scan icon_cry.gif Now I have to wait to show my pics.

The cake turned out GREAT!! icon_biggrin.gif I had a lot of fun making it!! My nephew didn't care one bit about it. He was too busy playing w/ his friends. Just like a kid huh? icon_rolleyes.gif Everyone else enjoyed it. I got a lot of good pics of it. I will share them as soon as I have the patience to figure out what's wrong w/ my scanner. Me & my temper icon_mad.gificon_biggrin.gif

I have a Strawberry Shortcake Cake for next weekend & I owe my computer friend a cake this week. I'll be busy!

How's the weather in Canada this time of the year? It's HOT, HOT here already!
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post #51 of 57
You know, I had some problems with my scanner too, after I ran an anti-virus programme. It is working ok this week though. Sometimes I think all of the updates and such cause these issues, they fix one thing and cause an issue with another one. Computers, grrh!
Sounds like you are a busy turtle! Can't wait to see your work!
Yes, kids are funny! True they are more interested in playing with their friends than anything else!
Well with the humidex reading factored in, it will be about 97F tomorrow. It has been hovering close to 100F with the humidity added in, for the last few days. The air quality is bad, it is super humid. Now for folks that still had night-time temperatures hovering around freezing only about a week and a half ago, this is a big change. We can handle the cold, but some of us don't weather the heat well. I am one of those, the central air goes on as soon as the temperature goes above 70F. So that is the weather in the province of Ontario, where I live.
Heehee, I guess compared to what a lot of folks in the Southern U.S. are used to, anything below 110F is cool, haha!
Anyway, the bug population seems to be enjoying it, they are bigger than ever. Those mosquitoes and black flies are chomping away at us!
I have a bumper crop of backyard critters, bunnies and squirrels and birds and such. Can't remember a year where we have had this many squirrels, about triple the usual numbers and lots of new ones.
Is it super hot where you are?
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #52 of 57
Wow I didn't think Canada would get that hot especially right now! I learn something new everyday! That is hot!!

The temps here have been in the low 90's during the day & 60's at night. It hasn't really been to bad so far. We've been getting a lot of rain for about a week now. We needed it sooo bad! Now we can't get rid of it! That's ok because come Aug/Sept we will be in our normal drought time.

The mosquitoes usually carry us away this time of year but they haven't been so bad yet. Or maybe I'm just getting used to them...

I posted the pic of my DH & son w/ the alligator. Remember I told you a long, long time ago I'd send it to you & forgot! It's in General under Story post. I thought everyone would get a kick out of the story. I had to share it!

Well it's 1:30 here so I better get to bed! TTYL!!
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post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

Kate39...

My FD does that to me too BUT I make them pay! I give them a $5 discount that's all. There are 2 women on the Board that ask me to do cakes. One wants me to do it as a favor & the other wants to pay me! You know which one I deal with icon_biggrin.gif The 20th Anniversary of the FD is in Aug. I'm doing the cakes. I'm excited about them too! BUT they will be paying me! We just got a new Rescue so I'm going to do a 3D cake of it! I can't wait to do it!! That one is a surprise to the Dept. & I will donate it.

Curious... is your # 39? Mine # is 57 thumbs_up.gif
I just volunter as FF/EMS. My DH & kids (18 & 15) volunter also. We love it!! icon_lol.gif

To everyone else...

DON'T LET PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU!!!! icon_sad.gif Not good!! Good luck!!!



TC MINE IS STATION 39 IN WESTFALL TWP, PA. MY DH AND I JUST GOT IN ABOUT 4 OR 5 MONTHS AGO BUT I HAVE BEEN SOCIALLY INVOLVED FOR OVER 10 YEARS. I DRIVE THE AMBULANCE AND ALSO DO THE BILLING. I AM TAKING A FEW OF THE FIRE CLASSES EXCEPT MY DH AND BEST FRIEND WHO IS DC 1 WON'T LET ME INTO THE BURNING BUILDING SO I REALLY AM NOT SURE WHY I AM TAKING THE FIRE CLASSES. WHO KNOWS MAYBE SOMEDAY I WILL HAVE TO IF NOBODY SHOWS UP DURING THE DAY. I AM A STAY AT HOME MOM SO I AM AROUND WHILE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL. THE KIDS ALSO HELP OUT. DAUGHTER IS 9 AND IS ALONG FOR THE RIDE, BUT SHE IS LEARNING A LOT. SON IS 5 1\\2 AND CAN'T WAIT UNTIL HE IS 14 TO BECOME A JUNIOR MEMBER. THEY ARE USUALLY AROUND WHEN WE ARE AND THAT HAS BEEN QUITE A LOT LATELY. HE ALREADY HAS HIS OWN GEAR SLOT. THE CHIEF (WHICH I USED TO WORK FOR HIS FATHER IN THE ICE CREAM SHOP) GAVE MY SON A COAT AND MY CAPT (WHICH IS MY COUSIN'S BIL) PUT UP A HOOK. "BUBBA" (MY SON, CHRIS) EVEN HAS HIS NAME POSTED BY HIS HOOK. I LIVE IN NY BUT THE FD IS IN PA, SO A COUNTY COORDINATOR IN NY GAVE MY SON A PAIR OF THE OLD BOOTS THAT GO TO YOUR HIP AND BUBBA ALWAYS TAKES THEM WHENEVER WE GO OUT, JUST IN CASE WE GET THE "BIG ONE" AND HE HAS TO RESPOND. THE PARTIES ALWAYS END UP BEING POT LUCK SO IT IS MY DONATION BUT THAT IS OK FOR ME BECAUSE I END GETTING A LOT OF CAKE ORDERS FROM THAT. THIS WEEKEND A NEIGHBORING DEPT IS HOSTING A FOOD HANDLERS SAFETY COURSE AND A FEW OF US ARE TAKING IT, SO WHEN I HAVE TO MAKE A CAKE IN THE KITCHEN AT THE FH I WILL KNOW WHAT I AM DOING! HAHAHA! I AM SORRY FOR GETTING OFF TRACK!
post #54 of 57
Kate39,

We sure have a lot in common!!!!! thumbs_up.gif It's great to find a fellow cake decorator that is also in the FD!!!!! I can't legally sell cakes from my house (I ask for donations) because I have animals. I have been thinking of using the FD to bake my cakes.

My DH has been in the FD since 1993. He eats, drinks & sleeps FD!!!!!! I joined in 2000 because I never saw my DH. I thought that would give us time together. Well it really doesn't but now I love it too!! My kids have been in the FD since DH started. They just went w/ him on calls & went to the meetings. Now they are both Fire Fighters. My daughter loves it more then my son (he's the animal lover). I do not go in houses on fire because I have back problems. It would take one time to fall through the floor & I would be out of commission for wks!

I'm more involved in the EMS side of things. I was going to take the EMS Course but I had too many cakes due on or close to the test days. I really wouldn't be able to study much w/ the cakes I had to do. Hopefully this winter I can take the course. Being a volunteer FF is a great opportunity to take classes & get your certificates for all Fire stuff. My daughter wants to become an EMT/Ambulance. She will be awsome at it too! She already does a lot as it is. Knows a lot too.

I drive all the trucks except the Rescue. It's brand new so the Chief is babying it right now so only the paid staff get to drive it icon_cry.gif My DH is paid, he loves driving it! The tankers are huge & scare me a little but I still drive them. Tues night I'm signing up to be a sub ambulance driver. My goodness they make good money!! One of the EMT's asked me if I would be interested. I have been for a long time but haven't gotten the nerve up to sign up for it.

The classes I hate are HAZMAT Training! That is too much stuff to remember!! We are in the Rural area so we don't have a lot of trucks caring harmful things. I guess it's good to know incase we have to assist another district.

Glad there is another FF on CC now!! COOL!!! Keep safe!!
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post #55 of 57
TC right now we are in the middle of basic vehicle rescue. On Sunday we are going to learn how to cut the vehicles apart and I am very scared. DH says not to worry. Saturday when the capt and 2nd assistant are there they are going to show me what I need to know. There is a lot and I told DH that I will never be doing this! He says you never know. So I will keep it safe this weekend and you do the same. Gotta go tones are going off.
post #56 of 57
Hey Kate,

Don't worry about vehicle rescue. We call it extracations!!! It is really fun!!! I have done them & so has my 15 yr old daughter! Of course DH & son do it all the time. It's a little tough because woman don't have the upper body strength but we CAN do it! So don't worry!

We had our practice water shuttle last week. The 14th is the real thing. The water shuttles are a good practice for the real thing & there is someone from the state that comes in a times us. A good time brings house insurance down. We have always done great during these things.

Have you ever been through the maze? I haven't but the kids have. That both came through it w/ no problems. I'm so proud of them!

My son has a job now so I'm without transportation. SO I have been turning my radio off during the time that he's at work. It was driving me crazy hearing the pages & not being able to go to them! I can't wait till my son gets his car fixed!

Good luck on vehicle rescue! It will be loads of fun!!!
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post #57 of 57
SORRY EVERYONE! KATE39 & I GOT OFF THE SUBJECT!! LOL!!!!
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