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Abseilon USA maintaining the Skywalk at
Grand Canyon, AZ Hualapai Indian Reservation
area. These two local businesses studied the issue and devised a
plan of action. The American Kennel Club was contacted, and the
issue was explained. The idea of getting animal life jackets for each
department was born out of the cooperation between Acton Animal
Hospital, Texas Dog Academy, and the American Kennel Club.
The organizations agreed that the life jackets would be a valuable
resource and agreed to fund the purchase cost.
We then purchased enough animal life jackets for each of the nine
fire departments in Hood County to have four life jackets each and a
carrying/storage bag as well. These jackets and bags were distributed
to each department in a public ceremony. The life jackets will complement the animal oxygens masks also carried by each department. The
ceremony gave the departments a chance to communicate to their
communities the departments’ commitment to the safety and well-being of all the lives they protect—including the four-legged variety.
Out of a difficult event came a solution no one had thought of
before. And out of this event a partnership was forged that will
make the DCBE/Acton Fire Department, the City of DeCordova,
Hood County and its volunteer fire departments, and our community a safer place.
Stephen Boynton is a 34-year veteran of the fire service and chief of the DCBE/
Acton Volunteer Fire Department in Hood County, Texas. He began his fire service
career in 1979 with the department. Boynton became an emergency medical technician and worked for Daniel’s EMS as an EMT/ambulance driver. He also worked for
the Fort Worth (TX) Fire Department. Boynton was promoted to engineer in 1989 and
lieutenant in 1994. He works out of the oldest station in Fort Worth, Station 18, and
will retire in January 2018.
Letter to the Editor
Praise for FireRescue
columnist David Rhodes
I wanted to thank FireRescue for giving David Rhodes a
platform from which to reach so many of us. His articles are
displayed proudly on our walls, as if they were pictures of our
own children. I originally stumbled onto Rhodes through his
S.O.S. bulletins and followed him over to the FireRescue Web
Whether he’s writing about his view on the new school of
tactics as a result of science, morale, generational differences,
or even just T-shirts, he finds a way to drive home a commonsense point. His writing is one of the few that I can sit around
with my group of instructors, or previously my engine company,
and no matter the tenure of the individual we can use the information to have an informative discussion. His newest series,
“Science for Dummies Like Me,” is a home run.
It’s easy for writers to become pretentious, and even though
he is extremely tenured, he consistently demonstrates his humility in his writing. We are fortunate to have him as a leader in
the fire service, and I just wanted to say thank you for publishing his columns. As long as he keeps writing, I’ll keep sharing
it on our site.
Henrico County (VA) Division of Fire