Greetings and Happy New Year folks! 2012 is finally here and for the first post of the new year, I’d like to share a video of FAILS from 2011. The video comes from TwisterNederland’s YouTube channel and I must warn you that this video is not for children. I figure the best way to better ourselves is to learn by the mistakes of others. 2012 will be an excellent year if you can avoid the FAILS that made 2011. I for one will learn from these mistakes and once again, a warning that this video is not for children. There is nothing explicit or extremely vulgar in it but if you want to avoid a bunch of questions from your kids then don’t let them watch this with you. Here’s to an excellent 2012 and avoid FAIL moments as much as possible. Cheers!
For more funny FAIL moments, visit www.twisternederland.com
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In this episode we follow Lisa through every rank in dispatch she held up and to the point that she left to become an instructor. Both Lisa and Ty share 9-1-1 stories from their career and let us in on what’s new at NENA and their upcoming annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
This is a must listen so please check it out and share it. To learn more about the IAED and NENA follow the links below. As always if you have any comments, questions or you would like to be a guest on the show, please send an email to email@example.com.
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Bro, today is a great day. It’s your birthday once again and I couldn’t be happier. For a long time I was the only one and when you were born I couldn’t help but jump off the walls. You were born pre-mature so you had to stay in the hospital a little longer but I got to see you as much as possible. I remember the first time I went to see you I thought you were so small. I wanted to hold you but you had to stay in your chamber a bit longer before anyone could hold you. I was very happy to see you and afterward I was given a stuffed Kermit The Frog that had a red argyle vest on. I was told that it was from you and that you were happy to have me as a big brother. I believe I have a picture of me somewhere holding onto it.
That was the beginning of our brotherhood and I’ll never forget it. We’ve had some great times and though we fought at times, we still managed to be great bro’s. We experienced a lot of things together and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. For example, our trip to Maryland, when we dropped Becky off at her sisters to visit. Do you remember what happened on our way back? I’m sure you do but for those reading this, we passed through a city named Cumberland and a song by Coldplay began to play on the radio. The setting was perfect. As Speed of Sound played over the radio it seemed as though we became one with our surroundings. Cumberland seemed like the city in the sky and we both shared a moment of silence. When the song ended we exhaled, turned and looked at each other and we nodded our heads in agreement. We didn’t say anything about it though; we knew we experienced the same thing.
We’ve been through a lot together bro. You and I have been there for each other through almost everything. I was there when you needed someone to teach you to dance, which we have a picture or two of that mess, and you were there for me when I needed someone to talk to in the wee hours of the morning after one of the most devastating 911 calls I have ever taken. I won’t go into detail here but others can find it within my blog. It was a crazy call that involved brothers and it messed me up for the rest of the night. As soon as I got out of work I had to call you. I knew talking to you would be the only thing to calm my nerves. Its moments like this that make me happy and I thank the big man upstairs, and our parents, to have you as my brother. I love you man, and Happy Birthday!
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
For the past few weeks we have posted different articles, video’s and even a survey in reference to youth violence. In the beginning the youth violence series was actually based on violence as a whole in Grand Rapids, MI. This is no longer the case as we have taken up the angle of “youth violence.” In making this change, we are able to target a specific audience and focus on those involved in preventing it, as well as those who have lived and overcome youth violence.
We recently posted a video explaining the cause of youth violence and the response was not only direct but eye opening. It’s been provided below in case you have not watched it yet.
One comment came from a local detention center employee who made mention of the absence of a father figure. In her words, “I believe youth violence begins at home. Many of our residents have parents that are either very young or are incarcerated themselves.” She goes on to say that, “a majority of our residents in come from single parent homes and the fathers are completely absent.” The comment was so intriguing that I had to dig for more information.
According to fatherhood.org on the U.S. Census Bureau, “24 million children in America — one out of three — live in biological father-absent homes.” The site also stated that, “Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the social issues facing America today.” So what about crime? The site breaks down several scenarios involving the “father factor.” An excerpt on crime can be seen below.
“A study using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health explored the relationship between family structure and risk of violent acts in neighborhoods. The results revealed that if the number of fathers is low in a neighborhood, then there is an increase in acts of teen violence. The statistical data showed that a 1 percent increase in the proportion of single-parent families in a neighborhood is associated with a 3 percent increase in an adolescent’s level of violence. In other words, adolescents who live in neighborhoods with lower proportions of single-parent families and who report higher levels of family integration commit less violence.”
This angle on youth violence falls directly under the “roots of youth violence” category. An infographic on the roots of youth violence was displayed briefly within the video above but to get a closer look you can see it below.
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