Happy New Year to all my frens!
Wow, last year was crazy, crazy, crazy! My favorite hoomans at the firehouse want me to shout out a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for your support during our events last year! Thanks to all of your support, the White Marsh Volunteer Fire and EMS has been able to purchase necessary equipment and supplies for our station to operate as usual even during a worldwide pandemic! You rock!
Even during a crazy year, we had more visitors to our Food Truck Tuesdays than we had last year and more food trucks providing yummy treats. They’ll be coming back in April and I would love to see you again! Hopefully, the COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted and you can play with me and pet me. I love being petted!
Our train garden opened earlier this year because I made my firehouse family work hard and fast so you could hurry in to count the minions that I helped hide. I’m the boss! The minions said so!
Christmas trees didn’t grow as well last year like normal so we couldn’t have as many for you as we normally get and we sold all of them fast. Really fast! It was so nice to see that everyone still had the holiday spirit and decorated early even with that nasty virus hanging around. Here’s my ornament – isn’t it cute?
2020 brought WMVFC some new things – LIKE ME! But, also some new apparatus THANKS TO YOU!
Here are some photos of what’s new:
ME when I was little, little.
As you can see, my firehouse family is prepared to answer your call for help in 2021 and now that winter is here, are you prepared for lots of snow? I want snow!
Here’s a list of what my friends at ready.gov recommend for your family to be prepared for any disaster. I HOPE you find it helpful!
- Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
- Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle (to signal for help)
- Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
- Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
- Manual can opener (for food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
And please remember that snow and ice can be slippery, slippery, slippery so please be careful and always remember to SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER for emergency vehicles.
If you have any questions that you’d like me to answer or a topic you’d like me to cover in the future, send an email to Hope@wmvfc.org and I’ll do my very bestest to add it. I might even email you back!
Let’s make 2021 the best year ever and don’t forget to sign up for my emails and follow us on social media.
Bye frens – Hope