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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Thursday 2 pm at Baylor university

    http://m.nbcdfw.com/nbcdfw/pm_108184...tguid=e3DxyIXX


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    Latham Springs Baptist Camp about fifteen minutes from West ... south of hillsboro
    This was in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this morning:

    Kenneth “Luckey” Harris, a captain with the Dallas Fire Department
    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West. The burial will follow at Bold Springs Cemetery near West.

    The West firefighters and first responders who died in the plant explosion in West will be remembered this week. Officials on Sunday announced a memorial service to be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ferrell Center, on the campus of Baylor University in Waco.
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    And now to add to it all, our Commander in Chief will be in attendence. Good of him to show up, horrible for all involved that now have to go through the 7 levels of security fiasco to attend a memorial for their friends and family. He should just send flowers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiremanLyman View Post
    And now to add to it all, our Commander in Chief will be in attendence. Good of him to show up, horrible for all involved that now have to go through the 7 levels of security fiasco to attend a memorial for their friends and family. He should just send flowers.
    If POTUS didn't attend, there would a great wailing and gnashing of teeth.
    Damned if he does, damned if he does not....
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    I think it's a crying f'ing shame how little the national media is saying about West. Even on here there is almost no discussion about a multiple LODD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    If POTUS didn't attend, there would a great wailing and gnashing of teeth.
    Damned if he does, damned if he does not....
    He was scheduled already to be in Dallas on Thursday

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    I think it's a crying f'ing shame how little the national media is saying about West. Even on here there is almost no discussion about a multiple LODD.
    To an extent, what is there to necessarily "discuss" at this point on here - specifically relating to the LODDs?

    I don't believe there's been much detail released so far regarding the origin of the fire, operations leading up to the explosion, exactly how the explosion came to occur, etc. I'm not sure we know enough about what happened yet to have much of a meaningful discussion regarding the incident itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic049 View Post
    To an extent, what is there to necessarily "discuss" at this point on here - specifically relating to the LODDs?

    I don't believe there's been much detail released so far regarding the origin of the fire, operations leading up to the explosion, exactly how the explosion came to occur, etc. I'm not sure we know enough about what happened yet to have much of a meaningful discussion regarding the incident itself.
    You're right, but generally it's still enough to at least bring out the trolls and safety sallies.
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    A (17 MIN.) PBS-VIDEO OF PRES. OBAMA'S SPEECH AT WACO YESTERDAY. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY FITTING, RESPECTFUL AND SINCERE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJSay4CI_Lg

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    STILL PHOTOS OF THE MEMORIAL SERVICE...

    http://www.wacotrib.com/photos/news/....html?photo=44
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    If POTUS didn't attend, there would a great wailing and gnashing of teeth.
    Damned if he does, damned if he does not....
    No kidding. I thought his speech was well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    No kidding. I thought his speech was well done.
    I agree, well done.

    Just returned from covering a small department in the area so they could support the memorial service and multiple funerals. Never have I seen a greater local out pouring of support. Countless people dropping by to thank us for our service and appreciate us helping out so the local departments could attend to West's needs. Never before have I seen the Czech bakery so packed, guess POTUS' plug for their kolaches during the speech gave a real stimulus to West's economy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    No kidding. I thought his speech was well done.
    He does deliver a mean speech. One thing he has mastered is the teleprompter.

    (I'll save the rest of what I would like to say for another place)
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    If anyone missed the Last Alarm Ceremony, you can see it HERE, courtesy of PBS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGo-yWfGga8

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    if you want to see ONLY the ceremony, with the DFR Honor Guard ringing the bell; the Bagpipers, and flag presentation...MOVE AHEAD TO 52:00 MINS INTO THE VIDEO.
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    Default Damage to uprr line in west, tx.

    The Texas State Railroad is sharing this photo of the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas (now Union Pacific) main line at West, Texas which runs right by the fertilizer plant.

    The Texas State Railroad credits the photo to a person named Ralph Dikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    You're right, but generally it's still enough to at least bring out the trolls and safety sallies.
    Um, maybe they wished they had a "safety sallie". I have to say, most people I see using that term are advocating doing some pretty questionable practices. We've had a lot of hard lesson's learned in this vocation, belittling safety, especially after a multiple LODD, is not the most prudent thing IMHO.

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    Update from West TX. All of their equipment needs are being taken care of, according to the regional fire coordinator. It appears a major radio manufacturer will be providing them with new radios, and they are working on an engine.

    West EMS, another volunteer organization there lost 2 ambulances, and 2 /3ds of their staff. They are in desperate need of an ambulance to replace one of these. They have the use of a 1999 model, but need another reliable rig.

    They could also use stair chairs, and stretchers.

    PLEASE, lets work through the regional coordinator. These are specific needs - your 1958 discomboobulater is NOT needed. They do not need to be inundated with stuff they do not need... Their words.

    So can anyone help? Transportation can be taken care of... bbowers301@gmail.com

    THANKS

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    Finally I can post this....
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10858561.htm

    Great job Tait Radio

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    good job ............
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    He does deliver a mean speech. One thing he has mastered is the teleprompter.

    (I'll save the rest of what I would like to say for another place)
    You sir. Are a piece of crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    He does deliver a mean speech. One thing he has mastered is the teleprompter.

    (I'll save the rest of what I would like to say for another place)

    Hey $#!T for brains... leave your politics out of this, as it is a disservice to those who made the ultimate sacrifice trying to evacuate the residents.. something that you would not have the guts, the heart or the balls to do.
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    guys -ignore the b!tch -and again good job LVFD.I guarantee -much appreciated
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