Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hey it is National Salad Month so post your favorite salad recipe!
Mine is
Orzo Salad
1 cup of Orzo Pasta cooked
1/4 cup of Pine Nuts
1/2 cup dehydrated Cherrys
4 oz of baby Spinach
12 Leaves of Fresh Basil
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
3/4 Cup of Feta Chesse
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
Toss together all ingredients and serve
Yum Yum

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

First Responder Day!

The Sun Chronical

Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 12:00 am
FIRST RESPONDER DAY (H 4161) - The House and Senate both approved a bill designating the day before Patriots Day as First Responder Day. Patriots Day falls annually on the third Monday of April. Further approval in each branch is needed before the bill goes to Gov. Charlie Baker. Supporters said this will honor these police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders who save lives. They argued the day before Patriots' Day is an appropriate one because the Boston Marathon Bombing took place on Patriots' Day and first responders saved many lives on that day in 2013.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Panic Day

Date When Celebrated : Always March 9

Try to stay calm. Take a deep breath. For today is Panic Day. Can you handle today? Good, we were worried for a moment.
Hopefully, everything is going just swell in your life, and you have no need for this day. But, if problems and troubles are looming, try to hold off hitting the panic button until this day arrives.
Don't worry. Don't fret. and, above all, don't panic. However, if ever there was a day to panic, today is that day.
As you get through this unsettling day, you have another day to worry about.......International Panic Day.

Origin of "Panic Day": Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Perhaps they were too rushed and paniced to record their creation.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Greenwich Fire Department: Change your Clock, Change your Battery

It’s time to “spring ahead” and gain an hour of light in the evening. The Greenwich Fire Department (GFD) reminds residents that Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. When setting clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 12, remember to also change smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) detector batteries.
It’s a habit that’s both simple and life-saving,” said Greenwich Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment & Retention Officer Brian M. Kelly. “Yet, so many people ignore their smoke and CO detectors. We urge everyone to not only change their batteries when they change their clocks but also set a reminder to test their alarms once every month.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms. And, in homes with working alarms that simply fail to operate, it is usually because of batteries were missing, disconnected, or dead. The GFD shares the following NFPA guidelines:
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • Replace the smoke alarm immediately if it doesn’t respond properly when tested.
  • Smoke alarms with nonreplaceable (long-life) batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, a warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
  • For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, replace only the battery.
Volunteers Needed
The Greenwich Fire Department is currently participating in Everyday Hero CT, a program dedicated to increasing the number of volunteer firefighters throughout the state. Eighty percent of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers, and the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage. Local fire departments need volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, people willing and able to respond to emergencies whenever called upon.
“The skills and experience gained as a volunteer firefighter are invaluable and have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of others,” says Chief Fred Dudek, Everyday Hero CT program manager. “Those who join their local fire departments sign up for one of the most rewarding opportunities they’ll ever have.”
About the Greenwich Fire Department
The mission of the Greenwich Fire Department (GFD) centers on the preservation of life and property in the Town of Greenwich against the ravages of fire. The GFD is a combination fire department consisting of 106 uniformed career and approximately 102 volunteer firefighters who work together to accomplish this mission. Responding to over 4,200 emergency calls annually, the men and women of the GFD are trained and equipped to handle a wide range of threats. This all-hazard approach prepares firefighters for many types of calls ranging from minor fire alarms to structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, and hazardous materials incidents. Fire apparatus consists of 14 Engines, three Ladders, Fire Patrol, and a Heavy Rescue. The Fire Department operates this equipment out of eight fire houses within Greenwich (and Banksville, New York). Anyone interested in learning more about the GFD should call 203-618-8877 or visit the Town of Greenwich website.
About Everyday Hero CT
A partnership of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the Everyday Hero CT campaign is a two-year Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) initiative designed to address the shortage of volunteer firefighters in Connecticut. It is helping achieve a viable and sustainable volunteer firefighter workforce for 15 Connecticut fire departments: Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Department, Cromwell Fire and EMS Department, Gales Ferry Volunteer Fire Company, Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. (Salem), Greenwich Fire Department, Killingworth Volunteer Fire Department, Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company, Old Mystic Fire Department, Rocky Hill Fire Department, Somers Fire Department, Stamford Volunteer Firefighters Association, Trumbull Volunteer Fire Services, Westfield Fire Department (Middletown), Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, Wolcott Fire Department. Everyday Hero CT is funded by a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded to the CFCA by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a model to enhance the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. For more information, visit www.EverydayHeroCT.org.
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Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year Day!!! Post your best frog picture.  I caught this beauty in Costa Rica on a mission trip.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Date When Celebrated : Always February 17th

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can.
This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to others. Its a fun and good thing to do. And, they like being on the receiving end of this day as well. It makes both the giver and the receiver feel good.
Schools have used this day as an educational event, and to promote the value of kindness. Organizations have used this day to promote their cause, and for fundraisers.

Caution: What comes around, goes around. Random Acts of Kindness is highly contagious.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

‘Little hero’ saves grandmother’s life

‘Little hero’ saves grandmother’s life: ALAMO — An 11-year-old Alamo boy was declared a “little hero” by city officials Tuesday night after he saved his grandmother, Elisa Rivera, from burning to death last month.

Well done!!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hey all you Firemen out there post your favorite Fire house soup recipe.