FROM THE DESK OF
SECRETARY JOHN COELHO
To all County Chiefs, Training Officers and House Captains, if there are any changes or information
about your department that needs sharing, please let me know ASAP, so that I can include it in the next print of the Hoseline. If there has been a line of Duty Death, a department member has answered his or her last alarm, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make sure that their name is added to the list and not forgotten at the Annual Hartford County Memorial Service which is held in
October during National Fire Prevention Week.
Also if someone is sick or in the hospital please forward me their names so it can be read off at the
board meetings and plan meetings. You can e-mail
me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the
information to me at PO Box 447,
Plainville, CT. 06062 or you can fax me at
860 747-2137 or call me on my cell phone
The Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan Meeting for May will be at Bradley International Airport Fire Department Station No. 1. Also Chief Duffy again has ask all the County Fire Chiefs if you have taken arrive of new Fire Apparatus to bring it up to the meeting on May 16, 2007. More information will follow in the May edition of the Hoseline
Wondering when was the last time you visited our website at www.hcfep.org. New information is always being added, and with a little bit of your own curiosity you can keep exploring other sites for interesting news and tidbits. This month’s poem is one that I found and would like to share it with you.
Did you know there’s a Fire Department in Heaven? I heard Cap tell that sorrowful lad. The young boy stared, working over the words he’d just been given. Cap, do you think God’s got a spot on the truck for my dad? Cap smiled, even though you could tell his heart was heavy, and said, You bet son, as he roughed the hair on the boy’s head.
Timmy looked up, his sadness, for now, gone. Cap went on, holding back the tears that were trying to fall. They’ve got the biggest, reddest fire trucks you ever saw, And they keep them all cleaned and ready, Just in case they get a call. Of course they don’t get too many, Bein’in Heaven and all. But God knew this, so right next to them He made, A great big tree, that puts out a lot of shade. And each day they have at least one run, Down the streets of Heaven, leading the afternoon parade.
That’s been years ago now, And in that time, things have changed a lot. Cap he’s been retired, and I, somehow, made it to Chief. And Timmy, He’s just Tim now, down at station two, And, I must say, one of the finest Captains on my crew.
The day came, the worst of any other, When we have to say farewell to a fallen brother. I watched, as Tim walked over to that hero’s son, And share some words, just as my Cap and Tim had once done...
Did you know there’s a Fire Department