Today in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

On this day we are reminded of the bounty of treasures that are a part of our lives. We spend a few moments before the Thanksgiving dinner to give thanks for the richness of our lives and for our wonderful family and friends. My list of thanks includes my wife Fionnuala, my family, my friends, and those who keep me free and safe both at home and abroad be they fireman, policeman, EMS or soldier.

I wish all personnel in the Public Safety sector and specifically the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting community a very happy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. I also give thanks and offer a prayer to keep safe all those in the military that are standing a post today to ensure the safety and security of all of us!

Now here are the stories for today…

Be safe out there!