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Out of the ordinary: Tech

This article may not be what we usually talk to about but my good friend who owns a limousine company told me about some mind blowing stuff and he thought my audience would appreciate it.

There are plenty of computer geeks out there who are practically married to their computers. They need to have it around in order for them to function like human adults. Some get so attached that they call their computers names, such as Dahlia, Jenny, and Commie. They do it with such outright fervor and natural tone that you would think they are talking to their girlfriend or their dog. When you look to find the person, you find they are not there. Instead, you see a giant and huge computer or laptop. It strikes you as funny, because you find it odd. They find it outright normal, or what grew to become normal.

“You cannot tell a crazy person they are crazy.”

There is a nerd that is known in our community that has no social life. This nerd has no social life in any sort of way. He is glued to his laptop, eyeballing millions of words over the course of the year, dedicating himself to find some new gadget that will allow his laptop to run all the more faster. We say it is outright nuts. He says it is only a matter of time before he shows us what he is truly capable of. If is downright embarrassing to watch somebody you care for that is so attached to their laptop. It gets scary at times, and I sometimes get worried. This is the person I want to see socialize and mingle in the world. Instead, I see him glued to the screen.

On the screen, I see him pressing the keyboards of his laptop, dialing away at words as they glaze on the screen. I see different programs pop up on the monitor every 20 seconds while he is staring through his glasses, looking at every little word as though each word had a special message for him personally. It was both admiring and daunting at the same time. He was so dedicated to his goal and so disassociated with the world around him. This is not to say that he is going to fail or that he is not going to be anything special. I wish the best for him. I just know that his body is wasting away, his face looks older, and that it looks creepy. I just feel as though he is missing out in life, giving his years to a computer screen that will never be able to live without him.

“He is giving years of his life to a laptop that will never be able to live without him.”

Call it love. I call it unusuality.

Maybe when he becomes big in the world, he will be able to tell me “I told you so.” That is what they tit, so I will not be left to dwell. I still believe that it is much wiser to look at both the pessimistic side and optimistic side and have a good middle view, like what Robert Kiyosaki says.

Robert Kiyosaki is a great influential person to watch, take a couple minutes to enjoy this video.

Other News

FOOD DRIVE
The Fire Dept. is now collecting donations for the FOOD BANK. Any and all non perishable foods – canned fruits, meats, sauces, beans, tuna, etc. peanut butter-anything along those lines. Donations are short, and they are running very low.
Any help you can provide is appreciated.

FIRE BOARD MEETING
The next Scheduled Fire Board Meeting will be held May 20th, at 6:00 pm. at station 41 in Pine.
FUELS REDUCTION COMMITTEE
Monthly meetings are held the last Tuesday evenening of each month at 6:00 pm. Held at station 41 in Pine. Citizen input on our Firewise Community is encouraged. Please come and share your thoughts.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMMITTEE VISIT THE WEB SITE – CLICK HERE

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Memorial Day weekend gets started with Pancakes, sausage, coffee, and orange juice. Come join the festivities at the community center 5/23 and 5/24 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. as the Fire Fighters Assoc. will sponser this breakfast for everyone to enjoy.

4TH OF JULY FUN

Celebrate the 4th of July with your local Fire Fighters at station 41 in Pine. The FF Association is sponsering a day of Food and Fun with activities for all ages on July 4th.

Safety Tips

Safety
SUMMER FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOME
  • With current weather conditions and fire danger rated extreme it is imparitive that we all follow smoking and fire restrictions.  Links to these sites are available here.  Link to fire restrictions.
  • Never discard hot ashes inside or near the home. Place them in a metal container outside and well away from the house.
  • Check your smoke alarms monthly and be sure batteries are changed annually.
  • Plan and practice escape routes with your family.
  • Stay alert for any potential fire hazards and report them to the Fire Department.
  • Keep your home safe and firewise. Read through the information on our Fuels Managment page by clicking here.
  • Make sure your home address is marked clearly, and reflective for night vision.  Also clear weeds or vegitation growing that blocks vision to your address.  Use the county provided green and white numbers.  Contact for these numbers is -LARRY DOROME @ 1-800-304-4422 EXT 8510 OR 8597OR CALL HIM AT 928-425-3232 EXT 8510 OR 8597

 

WINTER FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOME

The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage. Fire places are burning wood and man made logs. All these methods of heating may be acceptable. They are however, a major contributing factor in residential fires. Many of these fires can be prevented. The following fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire safe home this winter.

KEROSENE HEATERS

  • Be sure your heater is in good working condition. Inspect exhaust parts for carbon buildup. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater is tipped over.
  • Never use fuel burning appliances without proper room venting. Burning fuel (coal, kerosene or propane, for example) can produce deadly fumes.
  • Use ONLY the fuel recommended by the heater manufacturer. NEVER INTRODUCE A FUEL INTO A UNIT NOT DESIGNED FOR THAT TYPE FUEL.
  • Keep kerosene, or other flammable liquids stored in approved metal containers, in well ventilated storage areas, outside of the house.
  • NEVER fill the heater while it is operating or hot. When refueling an oil or kerosene unit, avoid overfilling. DO NOT use cold fuel, as it may expand in the tank as it warms up.
  • Refueling should be done outside of the home (or outdoors).
  • Keep young children away from space heaters—Especially when they are wearing night gowns or other loose clothing that can be easily ignited.
  • When using a fuel burning appliance in the bedroom, be sure there is proper ventilation to prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide.

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Latest News

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OUR FIRE FIGHTERS ARE MORE THAN JUST FIRE FIGHTERS AND EMT’S

The new walk way to the administration building

OUR FUELS MANAGMENT PROGRAM IS AT IT AGAIN…

Through an initiative of PSFD Fuels Committee, and our Fuels Managment Team the Pine Community Center will be getting a new ramada.

sample design

LEARN TO BUILD WITH ROUNDWOOD

The Northern Arizona Wood Products Association (NAWPA) in partnership with Gila County, CERCA, and many more are planning on building a new 32’ x 64’ roundwood ramada to replace the existing structure at the Pine Community Center.

NAWPA is a non-profit organization that has been involved with promoting wood utilization throughout the state of Arizona.  Our mission is to support sustainable Forest health and wood utilization through a diversity of wood products and community-based collaboration.  One of the services NAWPA provides to its members is workshops and trainings that will help build capacity within the wood products industry.  Last year, NAWPA held a hands-on workshop to teach the art of timber framing.  This 2-part workshop was well received and really increased awareness regarding locally milled timbers.  This year, to illustrate the use of roundwood (peeled logs), NAWPA is planning a hands-on workshop on building with roundwood.  The workshop will consist of bringing a contractor in who is skilled in working with roundwood to teach step by step instruction on building with locally produced roundwood.  To try out their new skills, participants will be helping to construct a 32’ x 64’ ramada in Pine, Arizona.  The new ramada will be located at the community center and will replace an old structure.  Not only will the local community benefit from the new ramada, but NAWPA will have a finished product to leave as a demonstration.  This workshop will expose local building contractors to the use of roundwood and will teach them how to structurally build with roundwood, including the use of metal brackets.  For example, many outbuildings, bridges, etc. can be built using peeled logs produced from small diameter wood.  NAWPA will be working with plans that were developed by the Forest Products Lab.  All the materials will be pressured at a newly constructed treatment plant in Eagar.

PSFD ISO RATING OF 5 MAY HELP HOME OWNERS INSURANCE RATES

PUBLIC PROTECTION CLASSIFICATION
Recently our Fire Department was upgraded to a Class 5 for our average level of service provided for fire suppression.  To earn status such as this many details of our department and services were evaluated.
This ISO rating of 5 is the average level a fire protection delivery system we can provide this jurisdiction.  It is improved over any of our past ratings.  This may help home owners to aquire better Home Owner Insurance policy at cheaper rates.  Check with your insurance provider and make sure that they are aware that the Fire Department now has an ISO rating of 5.