Monday, December 19, 2005

Crazie Christmas Advent Calendar 19

With less than a week to go before Christmas and two weeks before New Years, I want to use this portion of my advent to thank the Emergency Services in advance. No one likes being at work during Christmas, least of those who are anticipating their work to be difficult, mucky or downright dangerous.

I thank the Police for being there even during the quiet hours of Christmas ready to help anyone who needs it.

I thank the Fire Brigade for standing by during our time of holiday overzealousness and putting their lives on the line to help anyone who needs it.

And I thank the ambulance and paramedics for saving lives and being there, should the worse happen, for anyone who needs it.

These are my local authority crests - keeping it real!

Thank you, boys and girls, for watching over us this holiday season.

And thank you also to the phone companies for keeping us in touch, the energy companies for keeping us warm and the myriad other service providers who help make our Christmasses safe, comfortable and enjoyable.



Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's true, CQ. They deserve our thanks.

flu said...

Those sure are some fancy-schmancy crests!

Juggling Mother said...

And the Mountain Rescue & CoastGuard for risking their lives for morons who "meditate" on a mountain in December in sandles, or go skinny dipping in the Atlantic after a session in the pub!

craziequeen said...

fluke: interesting item on my fire service website - 'The eight points or 'tenets' are said to represent the knightly virtues of tact, perseverance, gallantry, loyalty, dexterity, explicitness, observation and sympathy.
All Fire Service Badges are mounted onto various eight pointed star designs'

Mrs A: Absolutely - let's hope no idiot decides the cairngorms would be a good winter holiday destination!


S.I.D. said...

Cheers cq,Don't forget the Samaritans!

Brought to you by a rather dubious bjebj

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Here Here or HEAR HEAR!
I think you are sooo wonderful to think about this aspect of "The Holidays"...All the people who do these jobs are HERO'S!! True Hero's. And you remembered them! You have such a good heart, CQ!