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    Firefighter Stories

    RITCHEY CRES. PUMPER 102 At about 2am in about 1970 or 71on a very cold January night we recieved a call for a reported house fire on Ritchey Cres. Before our arrival we could smell smoke that is usually an indication that you do have a fire, the old Lakeview homes that were built pre second...
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    Firefighter Stories

    Station 114, supper time I was on Squad 3 we did all Squad work for the North half of the city plus we were the Hazmat Squad ( we were all certified Hazmat Tecks ) and we also covered the airport. The two fellas with me are on the Pumper, the other six guys are cooking supper or supervising the...
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    Is there a way to encash my ALS?

    A will would suffice. Al
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    G-tube change.

    Thanks Karen that's exactly what I wanted to know. Al
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    G-tube change.

    Hi Vincent, on Dec.9 I go in for the same thing,I was wondering what is the advantage of a mic-key button and how is it used? Al
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    Firefighter Stories

    Ok folks back again, I think were I left of was I had just got accepted on the Fire Dept. I was still working part time for the Flash gas station at the time, Others working there were Cliff Stewart along with the mechanics Buck Tracey and Murray Burt , Jack Grix, my brother Marshall, George...
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    Our wheelchair van was stolen

    Call the police every day and see if your van has been recovered, often they recover vehicles but the owner is not notified for weeks.my sons truck was stolen in the summer, police found it put he was not notified for two weeks.
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    Medical Cannabis for ALS

    I use oil and it seems to help a lot with just being relaxed and happy.
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    Overwhelmed .. need some advice/help!

    Hi aii, this disease being what it is I try to ignore it. I can no longer walk or talk, I have a feeding tube that I only use for meds. and vitamins and I see my ALS neurologist every 4 months and the rest of the time I do exactly as I wish. I feel good, I have no pain and I sleep well and I eat...
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    Firefighter History

    Ya after a few years I became bored and got into heavy towing and that is where I stayed Al
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    Firefighter History

    Hello friends, many of you know me and know that I was a firefighter with the City Of Mississauga for 40 years give or take a week or two, and many of you know that I was diagnosed with ALS about 5 years ago, but what many of you don’t know was that I was also involved it the towing industry for...
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    Medical Cannabis for ALS

    Smoking weed is the same as smoking cigarettes, it can do lung damage. Al
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    PALS ROLL CALL NEW THREAD (PALS ONLY) [Wednesday]

    Hi folks,I have been posting memories I have from 40 years on the fire department on Facebook, would you people be interested in reading them ? If so I could repost them here. Al
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    PALS ROLL CALL NEW THREAD (PALS ONLY) [Wednesday]

    Watching your shop being torn down is a sad thing, I never what to do that. Too many memories in the old shop, which is now a storage area but that is ok. Used to restore antique boats in mine and before that it was our cottage.
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