Team Effort

Team Effort

There are Skills that cannot be taught. Are they hereditary, or naturally occurring? Is it instinct or conditioning? Being in the Right Place at the Right Time really helps. Training for Years and Years and sometimes the opportunity never arrives. In Vienna on June 29th 2018 the opportunities came together with training and experience.

A normal dispatch on a Fire Alarm usually results in get dressed in turnout gear and respond about 50 to 100 feet. And then comes the cancel announcement.  Go back to whatever you were doing and dropped to respond to the Fire alarm.

Vienna was dispatched to a Medical call and almost immediately called and dispatched to a Fire alarm. The on duty FF/Engineers  Brandon Crews and Scott Wiles alerted the Ambulance and diverted to the Fire alarm. Upon arrival smoke was visible and they stopped to lay into the side street with a 5 inch line.

Dispatched as a rural water area were Vienna Stations 20 and 21, Lewisville St. 11 ,Old Richmond St. 27. and Forsyth County 209. As the incident progressed Forbush and East Bend Responded to assist.  221 from Vienna laid into the scene. Engine 120 arrived and hooked into the line.  209 and some POV’s arrived next.

Engineers Crews and Wiles found heavy smoke conditions and reported Working house fire and 120 asked for a re-dispatch for House Fire. After talking with an occupant it was reported her mother was inside. Possible rescue was transmitted next. Wiles and Crews deployed the first 1.75 line to the rear of the structure where flames were coming out a window. Crews ran back to the Engine and charged the line. FF Jeff Heitman was donning SCBA getting ready to fight fire. After talking with Crews both wondered about the old man in the front bedroom.

Vienna was dispatched on a medical call about 12 hours earlier at the same address. Both Jeff and Brandon were on the previous call and knew where the male occupant was that afternoon. Jeff was directed to the second window from the left. 1221 Beroth arrived and directed the hose crew to make entry and took command. Informed that 2 possible victims were in the house Chief Beroth directed and later a complete primary search of the structure. FF Heitman entered the front door and was pushed back by heat and smoke.

FF Heitman then went to the front window and made access and proceeded to do a Vent ,Enter, Search of the bedroom. FF Heitman crossed the bedroom and closed the door. He proceeded to find an adult male in the bed. Jeff began the task of moving an unconscious man to the window. FF Jessy Levy  reached into the window and assisted with the rescue of the victim. FF Charlie Hampton and FF Levy and FF Heitman began resuscitation  efforts on the victim.

Reports of a second victim and a full negative primary search were reported to next arriving Chief 521. Backup line was pulled and ambulance directed to 1st victim. Access to structure was limited  to 209 and investigators. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputy’s  found second person at another address in Vienna. De-escalation of the incident began and all personnel and apparatus were released from the incident.

Fast and early reporting by the fire alarm, Quick response by the Vienna Fire Department and all assisting companies. Knowledge of the structure and location of occupants assisted in the rescue. Quick action and Fast First Water made an interior attack and search faster. Drills on rural water and 6000 gallons arriving in first 6 minutes made interior operations possible. Experienced and trained FF and Officers and a great system put the Right People in the Right place at the Right Time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hope and Timber and Trust

Hope and Timber and Trust

Wood is what you Burn. Lumber comes from Timber. Straight lumber is sought. Grain of the lumber determines the strength. Strong timber is lean years and little excess water. Straight timber grows in the forest.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Introduction
Community raised and love of Vienna kept me at home.
High School ,Technical School , and NCSU along with the School of hard knocks
Shaped by Mom and Men of the Community
Learned about Salvation in the 70’s.
Saw what Drugs and Alcohol can do to classmates and friends
Started teaching Fire Service after Graduation from State.
Challenged by Technology on the Automobile and became a good sleuth of Electrical issues.
Started studying the Bible and enjoy reading and teaching about God’s Love for us
Decided I was not doing everything for “The World” and joined the Gideons International.
Made the Decision
Trust God and The Bible
Placed Prayer and Reading higher priority
Realized true Hope
Now I am certain this Hope has allowed me to continue Serving others .
Salvation and Prayer helps this Sinner continue each day
Proud of my Family, Children and now Grand Daughter.
Will Continue Prayer
Service to and through others
Daily strolls through the Scripture
 Tim

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Scout Strong

Scout Strong

Honored to serve as the Scout Strong Camporee Chief.  The “more than a year in the planning” event at Camp Raven Knob was a magnificent success. Troops and more importantly Scouts came to CRK to learn Healthy initiatives, Healthy and Nutritious cooking and eating, and Physical activity. 500 Scouts and Scouters participated in the various activities CRK offers. New for 2018 was a Boundary Hike with Mike Jones, and 5K and Triathlon coordinated by Chris and Brooke Hull. Rebecca Bobbitt displayed the best of the best in healthy and nutritious backpacking and hiking meals and snacks.

Starting Early was the 5K. 11 scouts ran and the First place finisher was back in 17 minutes and 40 seconds… The triathlon started 15 minutes after the 5K went off.  We had scouts coming back to canoe , then bike… Special thanks to our Lifeguard and Mike Warner and Tim Lasley. We got canoes ready and then took off to make sure the participants were safe on the Water… No Jet Ski used…. Just good old fashioned paddling and rowing.

Opening ceremonies gave introductions and direction. We had a Final Scout finish the Triathlon during opening and receive an Ovation.. A Full day of displays, Hikes to the Knob, Boundary Hike and Many of CRK regulars. Climbing, Shooting Sports, and Camp Scavenger Hunt were among the many vendors. Scout Store had tremendous response to the Scoutmaster Rocking Chair. Troop 919 got several an I was awarded the ROCKER for Time as Camporee Chief. Thanks Yall

Wahissa 118 was represented by Cook Crew Bolejack providing lunch . Campfire had the Big Steven Players. DE Staff Registration and the Council Executive were in attendance. Districts sponsored events. Disc Golf was well attended as was the Fishing and Scoutcraft events. Weather was provided by Euro Model…

Thanks to all the volunteers and voluntolds. Camp was pre cleaned for CAMP 2018. Thorns and Roses had a bouquet for returning to CRK for another STRONG WEEKEND from T919Scout Strong2

Too Busy to Pay Attention

Too Busy to Pay Attention

I got interviewed for a marketing survey this week. As a business owner I get many calls to assist me in my business. Financial, Credit card processing, Loans, and marketing folks calling to exact their piece of a great thing. My business is Great. Great Family, Great Employees, Great Friends and Great Customers. I tell them all that we run our business tight and conservatively. And that I am really busy right now and I have got to GO!

As I was being interviewed the Lady asked many pointed questions. How did a typical day evolve? What type of leadership I provided. Do I ever take a Vacation? I gave my answers and was pleased to receive the WOW that I usually get when I tell all that I do. I do so many things I forget some when I tell about the Lasley Life.

The question always comes up as to Why? Why are you so involved? What has this done to your Family life? How do you spend so much time away from the business and the Fire Department? What do your kids think? What about Roberta?

I usually say I am BLESSED. I have a family, Community and State that share in my busyness. We are together at the Wilson’s Garage. We are together at Church at Brookstown. We are together through Scouting. We are together in the service of our community as the Vienna Civic Club. We are together when we Camp monthly and sometimes more than monthly. I belong to give back to a community that in 1971 gave our family a love and outpouring of community in ACTION.

I owe all the busyness of my life to our now retired community leaders. Many are deceased. A few are alive and some do not really realize the impact they had on a young man and his family . Mom did many things right and allowed our community to help raise her Son’s and a daughter. She is still setting me straight today.

I look at the trips I take with the Scouts and OA and remember the men of our Troop making time for us Scouts. Time is precious today and back then as well. I am reminded Many took the time to help me when I was 11 and up. I look at busy as my turn to give it back and #payitforward. Each time I am reminded and asked Why? I really just smile and think of the Giants of our community that are smiling down each day at us.

Thanks JD, Harold, Marvin, Randall, Roy, John, Woodrow, Tommy, Ed, Opal, Annie Mae, Carolyn and Bill, Mom, Mr Hough, Mr Nanney, Mr Ziglar, My Pastors- Sam, Ed, Bob, Phil, Edwin, Doug, Roland and Emily, NCSU Methodist, Duke Divinity Students, and Chip.

Special thanks to all who serve… Rick, Richard, Walt, Mike, Jacob, Michael, Jay and all Troop 919 and Vienna FD members, Brookstown UMC congregation, Vienna Community and the Town of Lewisville…

I may be too busy to pay attention but I am Happy and Proud of my Son’s Jim and Paul… Momentous MAY coming up!!! Then It’s our Summer Roberta!!!

G-pops? Grandchildren and Legacy

G-pops? Grandchildren and Legacy

Questions are coming at me faster than I can answer. Are you Ready? Are you Stoked? Is Jim ready? What is the sex of the baby? When? When? and When? Is Paul graduating? When? What’s He going to do?

I am proud to report a female baby is still in formation. I am super excited! Jim is ready! Paul graduates May 12th and Victoria is due May 17th. Close but the Lasley’s never do anything with lots of time to spare. We are planning a camping trip for Easter and Beach trip for July 4th. In between We have 2 magnificent events planned and being in the Emergency Services we are also ready for the unexpected.

G-Pops is writing his blogs and thinking of a children’s book. Helping his fellow man through brains and brawn. Sitting with the child and transfering Love and compassion. Singing the National Anthem and quiet lullabies. Giving Jim and Victoria some much needed down time and getting some G time ourselves.

My camping room was transitioned from a MAN camping room to a Guest room about a year ago. Transitioned just once again to accept a newborn. I arrived home from CRK to find Roberta cleaned out and moved some stuff. The Drum is out to the trophy room. Some stuff will find its way into the new trailer. The baby will take over the room soon.

As I strive to get more done in less time and leave instructions for the future I will also slow down to hold that baby.

To answer the Question…. G-Pops is Ready… Bring it….Love enough for allold n new2017

TRUST

TRUST

Proverbs 3:5,6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

PETER and TRUST

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Lectionary

Isaiah 40: 21-31

21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

3But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Psalm 147: 1-11, 20c

147 Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

1 Corinthians 9: 16-23

16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Mark 1 : 29-39

16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

A quote from my Scoutmaster is “You can never get away from that Trust word  in the Scout Law”.

Scouting wants each Scout to strive to learn and earn  our Oath and Law everyday.  Our Motto is BE PREPARED. Prepare the Scouts to be Ready for Anything. Teach them to be Trustworthy.

Parents may never understand that Trusting Adult leaders creates long lasting friendships.

Scouts may never realize everything that Scouting Quietly teaches.

The Scout Oath and Law are expected. The Motto is ingrained as the Scouts learn and earn Merit Badges. The “Promise” of Scouting is Moral, Character, and Leadership while learning to be self-sufficient in the wilderness

Today’s Scouts learn leadership and  Cheerful Service.

No Matter What is learned TRUST is there!

Trust is part of every Verb defining a man or women. Character, Hope, Morality, Faith. Without Trust almost all are worthless

Leaders and Parents have to Trust also.

Trust the Program.

Trust Me