Saturday, June 28, 2008

Helibase tradition

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Last year on the Moonlight fire we got a direct order to fly our flag at half staff on 9/11. So, no wanting to disobey an order, we stripped a cedar tree that had fallen on its own to make a flagpole, bought a flag, and flew it at half staff. (The header for this blogsite shows the sillouette of that flag)
Anyway, it became the rally point for briefings and debriefs. Now I bring a flag to every helibase and as time allows have my crew improvise a pole and fly the flag. The cool thing today was, someone came looking for me, knowing I was here because he saw a flag up. (The crewmember with the helmet is going home because one of his molars split in two)


Tina said...

Nice tradition. It's cool how things like that get started. Maybe someone else will start it somewhere else, in their own style.

Stay safe!


princess slea said...

that is cool.i had not noticed that the flag in your header is on a tree before