05/29/13 352 W - + 10 - 1 Morning Reading - May 29, 2013

Good morning Raleigh. A good man was laid to rest yesterday. We're all the better for having known Senior Firefighter Morgan McLamb, who passed away on May 23 after a long illness. He was thirty-seven years of age, and survived by a wife and two young children. Morgan was a volunteer with Durham Highway FD, and worked at the Youngsville FD before joining the Raleigh FD on January 5, 2004. He was a nine-year veteran who last served on Engine 8 on "A" platoon. Read his obituary.

To help remember him, I've been digging through my photo archives, to find the best pictures of him at the station or on duty (which I've been posting on Facebook). How does that work, you ask? Do IU have a special index, or even (gasp) face-recognition software installed? Negative. 'Tis a manual process, enhanced with whatever "memory aids" are available. Recalling dates or timeframes or specific instances, for instance. File name searching helps as well, such as searching for "sta8" in my file names. Slowly but surely.

Anyway, here's some morning reading from recent local headlines...

At first you want to scream at the lady in Wake Forest. Then you think about it.
She, like so many others are so misinformed. We continue to see that in 2013 and it makes me scratch my head.
The demand for PS is considerably higher and higher with our aging population and significant growth in the county.
I don’t know this lady, never met her, but I would hope the town/fire department would reach out to the 10 people opposed and offer
additional resources to lean more about the department.
The comments about loud sirens and uncesary traffic and wealthy owners is clearly not how you want to start a relationship with your neighbors.
Wake Forest town commissioners should be applauded for looking ahead and planning for even more growth in the coming years.
They must now reach out to those people and ease their concerns.

It’s our job in the fire service to educate,protect and save lives!
It’s who we are!
Junior - 05/29/13 - 14:19

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