Hey! Pay Attention! This Is Important!

This is not the toilet. But it is cool.Okay, what started as a skirmish has turned into a full-on battle.  A bunch of the old timers from the FireEMSBlogs network are pulling together to help fellow blogger Chris Kaiser win the bathroom of his dreams.  Now before anyone thinks this is just a frivolous ganging up of fire and EMS bloggers on some guy (who is buying votes from North Korea), there is a real reason to get involved.

Chris says on his blog:

It sounds kinda silly… but I am involved in an online contest where I can win a $7500 bathroom remodel for my bathroom that is well… a barely functional health hazard… It's the only one we've got at our house and it is rapidly becoming nearly impossible to use for my step-son who has special needs and our family of four. We need an accessible, functional, and safe bathroom that all members of our family can use without assistance. It's a bad situation that could be vastly improved with your help.

But to me, this is EXACTLY what I keep telling you all.  We in emergency services, for all our brotherhood talk, need to band together when we see something or someone who needs help within our ranks and THAT is the true power of social media.  While entertainment is nice and it always helps to get some ideas for training, the reality is that we have power of our network.  We have a force in numbers that we can direct to be there for each other.  And if we fail to exercise this power, are we really a brotherhood?

This is a classic reason to bond together, tell all your other fire and EMS buds, and let's get together to help these guys win.  And when he wins, especially in his situation, we all win.  Do the right thing.  Let's show others the real power of this fraternity and lets get Chris the potty of his dreams!  Go get 'em! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000234797285 Omar Turk
  • Ckemtp

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    I can’t tell you how much my family and I appreciate this. We got into this silly contest thinking that we didn’t stand a snowball’s chance of winning, but knew that the $7500 bathroom remodel would be life changing for our son who might someday be able to use it wholly independently if it were accessible and safe for him. I was planning on piecing it out on my medic pay, like we do for everything else… but it was a bad situation that was only getting worse. This contest offered help and well… the support of everyone has been overwhelming and humbling.
    Thank you for helping spread the word and thank you for everything. I can’t tell you how much we all appreciate it. You’re welcome over to take a porcelain cruize anytime if… no, WHEN we win this thing!

    Thank you!

    Oh, and thank you to Omar for posting the link to our VERY active Facebook group! Through your help we’ve increased up to almost 1500 members and climbing!

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Deputy Fire Chief - Operations Division for Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services  National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.
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Thanks, Bryan! I genuinely believe I do and they tend to reward me with professionalism, innovation, and compassion to our citizens daily. That's something I am happy to facilitate.
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Chief, appreciated in your response to Geoff that you work for the FFs. Believe if more Chiefs lived that philosophy our fire services would be bastions of honor, ethics, and human potential.
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Geoff, EMS, as its own service, does not have a strong voice and in turn, does not get the respect in the media/public that it does deserve. I do hope that changes. EMS doesn't have a home either, and that doesn't help. There are so many different delivery methods in this country that its probably…
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