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I have a new name

By Andrew Pollack on 09/20/2005 at 09:49 PM EDT

Technically speaking, its not a name but a call sign. Tomorrow morning an official email will go out indicating my change from the radio number 339 to the new call sign "Car 31" -- which indicates that I've been given the position of Lieutenant on Cumberland's storied Engine 1. I am incredibly honored to have the respect of these people. The interview process was tonight. About an hour after the interviews (ok, there was only one other applicant) Captain Copp gave me the call to let me know. The announcement goes out tomorrow.

One other thing. Just once, I'd like to spell "Lieutenant" without the spell checker having to correct it!


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That is FANTASTIC!!!By LotusGeek on 09/21/2005 at 12:25 AM EDT
Congratulations, Andrew - knowing your passion and drive, especially for
running into burning buildings and removing vehicles from around victims, I
know they chose the best man for the job.

Congrats again!

--Rock
My own thoughts on this are...By Wild Bill on 09/21/2005 at 03:11 AM EDT
Congratulations!

Just drive carefully...!

---* Bill
My own thoughts on this are...By Ben Langhinrichs on 09/21/2005 at 08:23 AM EDT
Excellent! Congratulations.
Congratulations!By Bruce Perry on 09/21/2005 at 10:10 AM EDT
Does anyone find it amusing that there's a Captain Copp in the firefighters?
Maybe there should be a Sargent Burns in the police dept. to balance things.
Good job and good luck...By Alex Wilson on 09/21/2005 at 01:35 PM EDT
I gave up spelling the rank when in the military. I just called them LT and
wrote LT. Made things much easier.
My own thoughts on this are...By Danny Lawrence on 09/21/2005 at 03:57 PM EDT
That's great news Andrew, I'm sure you'll succeed (although there is still this
little voice in the back of my mind that says "Fire Leiutenant Pollak? -- be
afraid, be very afraid"

PS Bruce I also noticed "Captian Copp"
Congrats!By Ray Bilyk (aka The Lion King) on 09/26/2005 at 06:19 PM EDT
Will people start calling you 'Lieu'?

Thanks for your vocation. Great people like you saved my family's life.
Godspeed!


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