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    Cool Anyone In The Northwestern Vol Assoc?

    Anyone a member of the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firefighters Association?

    My department is the southeasternmost member of the association

    We had belonged for years, but until about 4 years ago, no one from our department attended the SCHOOL, held annually at Bowling Green University during their spring break. (spring break, my ***, it always snows during school )

    anyone going to the School this year?

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    Yeah we are members but I'm not going this year...Medic School
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    we belong and also sent/send instructor(s)and equipment......
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    Originally posted by Weruj1
    we belong and also sent/send instructor(s)and equipment......
    You going this year?

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    Were members also. We usually send several people and sometimes provide a truck. I never seem to have time to go to the school but usually always go to the convention.

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    Originally posted by NFD159
    Were members also. We usually send several people and sometimes provide a truck. I never seem to have time to go to the school but usually always go to the convention.
    Ditto

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    We're one of several Washington Township members. I will be at BG this year both days and I have gone every year since 2000. They really have some great classes/instructors and you can't beat the price!

    Jamie Morelock from Fremont has a new class this year called Back to Basics Fireground Operations that should be really good. He's a great instructor.

    Other classes that I have taken past years were RIT with Al Woo (of another WTFD), SCBA/Search & Rescue and the Flashover Trailer (every firefighter should go through one of these at least once)

    Here's this year's classes: http://www.novfa.org/classes.htm
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    I might see some of you at the NOVFA school the 13th or 14th!

    I'll probably check out "whats new in the fire service"

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    730, myself and some others were discussing the NOVFA convention this morning and we were wondering why it's always way out in BFE someplace.

    We don't have any room in the little township to ever have it here.

    Maybe Rossford or Northwood (or both) should host it next year!

    I know there's a big hotel in Rossford that could use the business.

    I'm sure that members of my department would help out.

    What'cha think guys?
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    If we ever hosted it, there'd be a lot of grumbling about the drive time

    We are the Southeasternmost member - about 2 hours 15 mins southeast of Bowling Green, when we take the 41 Jimmy pumper to convention we always win furthest driven prize.

    On the other hand, we have several state parks or private campgrounds nearby to hold it

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    Originally posted by WTFD10
    730, myself and some others were discussing the NOVFA convention this morning and we were wondering why it's always way out in BFE someplace.

    We don't have any room in the little township to ever have it here.

    Maybe Rossford or Northwood (or both) should host it next year!

    I know there's a big hotel in Rossford that could use the business.

    I'm sure that members of my department would help out.

    What'cha think guys?
    Actually, Moe, this has been discussed many times by us. It is a lot of work. Some of the "oldtimers" who were on when we hosted it back in '78 are worried about not having enough people to do the work. It is something that takes a lot of hours over a year to put together. Apparently back in '78 there almost WASN'T a convention because of some problems getting everything taken care of. We actually have talked about maybe doing a joint convention with Rossford. Maybe if we get our new station we will try to do the 2008 convention (30th Anniversary since our 1st time). That just means less fun for us!

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    I remember the '78 convention, my family lived in Oregon then.

    I dragged my dad to Great Eastern's parking lot to take pictures of the trucks in the parade.

    After 8 hours and probably a couple hundred rigs, he had to drag me away.

    Yes, even at 10 years old I was a buff (or as 730 will undoubtedlly post a WHACKER)

    And boy, does that comment about the 30th anniversary of the 78 convention make me feel old LOL
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    Originally posted by WTFD10
    I remember the '78 convention, my family lived in Oregon then.

    I dragged my dad to Great Eastern's parking lot to take pictures of the trucks in the parade.

    After 8 hours and probably a couple hundred rigs, he had to drag me away.

    Yes, even at 10 years old I was a buff (or as 730 will undoubtedlly post a WHACKER)

    And boy, does that comment about the 30th anniversary of the 78 convention make me feel old LOL
    Moe, if it makes you feel any better, I was 2 years old during the 78 convention!!!

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    It doesn't but thanks anyways LOL
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    the first year I went I was 13......it was in Clyde, my dad was putting in plumbing at the new Whirlpool Credit Union.....been every year but 1985 when I was out of the country for a trip.........
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    Default NOVFA Convention

    I've been told I've been to quite a few, and seen pictures of me at several, but for some reason I can't remember too much, other than waking up once a year on Saturday in the back of my car in some strange field in some small town.
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    Hey 159, I think I may have saw you. I'll look for the pictures, let me know which one you are.

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    I haven't been to one for a long while. I am always afraid that I will end up in the same boat as 159. Maybe I'll venture out this year to see the "contest"

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    Originally posted by PFD109NFD107
    I haven't been to one for a long while. I am always afraid that I will end up in the same boat as 159. Maybe I'll venture out this year to see the "contest"
    I'll tell you the same thing that I tell the council members about our new station..............

    I'll believe it when I see it!!!!!!!!!

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    Originally posted by firenresq77


    I'll tell you the same thing that I tell the council members about our new station..............

    I'll believe it when I see it!!!!!!!!!

    OUCH!!!!!!

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    Less than a month away......... Who's going???

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    Not me...I'm working midnights that weekend
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    Originally posted by WTFD10
    Not me...I'm working midnights that weekend
    Take a vacation day! I guarantee we will not let you down. Especially if you've heard some of the comments made about us and our truck.........

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    Originally posted by firenresq77

    Take a vacation day!
    Unfortunately, I used the last of my vacation days last week to help with SFS at Rossford. Not everyone can be a highly paid county government employee with great benefits
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