As snowflakes will be falling pretty soon and the holiday season is just around the corner, the Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan Board of Directors, instructors and clerks would like to take out of this busy time of the year to wish you and your family a “Merry Christmas’,(Buon Natale, Joyeaux Noel, Wesolych Swiat, Feliz Navidad,) and a healthy and joyous “Happy New Year.”
RECAP OF 2006 HAPPENINGS!!!!!!
Going over all my notes and e-mails from January 2006 until now, I am amazed at all the events, benefits, parades and Memorial Services that were held this past year in Hartford County. I wish I could recap all events, but that would definitely take pages to do, so I chose to list a few.
Congratulations are in order to everyone from the Hartford County alone there were five winners who were recipients of the Andy Flanagan MemorialScholarship.
Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan Annual Dinner Meeting on June 21 was held at the Farmington Club with a huge turnout of members attending.
Hartford County Fire Emergency 56th Annual Memorial Service on October 1 that was hosted by the North Thompsonville Fire Department was a huge success because of your participation and support at this event.
The Connecticut State Fallen Firefighter Memorial was held on October 15th at the CT. Fire Academy.
November 15th How can we forget The HCFEP” Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Meeting” which was hosted by the Avon Fire Department Company One and Chief Jamie DePace. Not to overlook the fact, that Harvey and his crew did an outstanding job in preparing all the delicious food that was served. I’m sure that no one went home hungry that night I know that I didn’t. Thanks to all.
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
To Our Fireman & FireWomen
Twas the night before Christmas and all through thetown, the fire siren echoed blaring its sound. The firefighters came running from far and from near, and raced to the trucks quickly donning their gear.
And I in my bunkers my boots and my hat, jumped to the engine to see where the fire’s at. Down at the corner of Fifth and of Oak, the dispatcher informed us of a house filled with smoke.
Smoke poured from the sides, from up and from down, yet up on the roof there was none to be found. So up to the rooftop we raised up a ladder, and climbed to the top to see what was the matter.
I came to the chimney and what did I see, but a fellow in red stuck past his knees. Well we tugged and we pulled until he came out, then he winked with his eyes and said with a shout.
“These darn newfangled chimneys they make them too small, for a fellow as I, not skinny at all.” With a twitch of his nose he dashed to his sleigh, and called to his reindeer, AWAY now AWAY.”
As we rolled up our hoses he flew out of sight, saying “God bless our firefighters” and to all a good night.