Welcome to the first official post of my new dog blog. I’ve been wading into new territory here for a pooch. First, I set up my own Twitter account. I’ve been posting about my passion, which is educating man and beast about fire safety and disaster preparedness.
As a canine, it’s easy for me to focus on the light-hearted side of things. I mean, after all; I don’t even have hands. Paws notwithstanding, I love my job as a fire dog for many reasons.
- I’m always around plenty of hydrants.
- I get to ride around in a fire truck.
- I hang out with the coolest, bravest folks in the world…firefighters!
- I live in a house with people who aren’t afraid to share their leftovers!
But all of the frivolity doesn’t mean I don’t take my job seriously. I know that I live and work in a very serious arena, where lives are saved and lost on a daily basis. One of the most serious events for all of us was 9/11.
As the month of August, 2009 draws to a close, we should all pause to remember the events that unfolded on that day a little less than eight years ago. And they should serve to remind us that there is no such thing as being “too prepared.”
One of the best ways to prepare for disaster is to take advantage of the program that provides unlimited access to building-specific, web-based emergency preparedness education. Using an educational, entertaining and user-friendly format, the system has been approved by all of the major fired departments across the United States. And even more importantly, the system provided my namesake, RJWestmore, Inc.