Saturday, June 5, 2010

I'm not exactly sure what I've gotten myself into this time. :) It has all the potential of being a lot of fun and I might never do anything else again.

I was talking to the Chief last week and he asked me about getting on as a reserve officer. I told him that would be something I would possibly be interested in, just not right away. Well, let's just say that I somehow managed to get roped in attending reserve school in July and took my crazy test this afternoon.

One thing about the test - if I wasn't crazy before,I sure as hell am now :)

It's a nice Friday night, not too busy so far just steady. Syfy channel has been running reruns of old shows such as X-files and Stargate, I'm just desperate enough that I've been sucked in every night this week.

And let's just say that it apparently works to keep the phones quiet :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Well, it's Monday for me, back in the chair behind the radio. Truthfully, this operation is on such a smaller scale than even the County Communications center that it makes me laugh sometimes.

We only run five agencies primarily and on occasion the state troopers or deputies will switch over if they're helping out locally. I've always been a fan of information, it didn't really matter if I was repeating it or not, I just like to know...some people call that nosiness :)

In a small town, the rumors definitely fly and somehow we manage to hear a large amount of them. Sometimes, the information is useful, mostly it's just simply for entertainment value.

I finally managed to wrangle a ride-along last Monday night, I can't really say if I'm relieved it was completely dead or if I'm slightly disappointed. :) Pretty sure the officer I rode with was glad it was quiet. He points to the console near his knee and says, switch for the shotgun is right here, chamber, safety off, pull the trigger. I just nod and smile.

It is summer, I'm (semi) anxiously awaiting the 4th of July and the ensuing cluster that will transpire. Our town hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southern part of the state and all the crazies show up for it. Festivities start that morning and continue on until well after dark when the main event occurs.

We shall see how my trial by fire(works) goes...

Monday, May 31, 2010

Remembering is hard to do, but never forgetting is easy. Thank you to all of the servicemen and women who gave it all for my freedoms. Also, thank you to all of the firefighters and police officers who also made the ultimate sacrifice keeping peace at home. Happy Memorial Day everyone!