06/08/13 405 W - + 3 - 1 Morning Reading - June 8, 2013

Good morning Raleigh. Looks like a (comparatively) good weather day after the four (or was it five) inches of rain from yesterday. Captured on camera three water rescues in the Brier Creek area, in various stages of progress. Was a challenge on a couple fronts. Rain, which isn't helpful when it lands on the lens or soaks the equipment. Wind, which battered the photographer who was holding a big umbrella with one hand, while using one (or two) cameras with the other hand. Speed, which was a necessity in getting from one ongoing incident to another, and which, alas, resulted in some rushed and subsequently rejected shots. Move quickly but with steady purpose, just like the fireground. Going too fast is never good. Those stories and photos are forthcoming. Time to start our Saturday. The fire museum is open today, though not staffed by myself. And Hawaiian Shirt Guy will be headed to Station 28 this afternoon, to help with some work on old Engine 1. Meanwhile, enjoy a few web stories curated just for you...

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