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Old 02-04-2012, 09:38 AM
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For all the snow we got, the roads weren't really that bad. It warmed up to about 32*, and so more water and slush than ice and snow. It may have been a bit different last night though.

If you multiply the enthusiasm of this club times about 10 more clubs around town, they probably have more volunteers than they know what to do with.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:48 PM
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Anyway, I called my connections at the hospitals and they were ok for this storm. I can still work on getting on their call list. I am developing a stronger relationship with the HCA hospitals.
I worked for HCA for many years, I've put my tire chains on, locked in the hubs and hit the road during the last 5 blizzards. I probably have picked up well over 100 people to date.

While working the blizzards I was making as much as double time and a half plus gas, food and mileage. The biggest perk was a huge gold star on my annual eval. I would have been a bit torqued if someone was called in that would do it for free and I will not take the opportunity, to earn a few extra bucks, away from someone else. I will help if they are overwhelmed and request my assistance (at winch point the company I work for now will compensate me).

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:42 PM
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I think the plows were on top of it better than some times in the past. The roads were the worst I thought Friday morning but they were still driveable by passenger cars. We got just about 12" here in Centennial but it was over a long period of time. The last time I got called by FEAT was a couple years ago and the roads were pretty dangerous because it snowed and then froze and then got dark, which made for pretty nasty conditions. This time it snowed, then it was day and snowed more, while the plows stayed on top of it, and then only snowed a few more inches overnight. :shrug:

I'm not mad at FEAT or feel like it's a waste of time, I just think it depends on a variety of factors.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:59 AM
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Anyone get a call? Not me.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:22 PM
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Nope. I don't even think Gene sent me an email or an info packet this year. I should email him
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:41 PM
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Nope. I don't even think Gene sent me an email or an info packet this year. I should email him
I got an email from Gene back in November saying the following:
The Denver Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is now requiring a CBI background check on all FEAT volunteers.

Accordingly, I've had to revise the FEAT application and EVERYONE will have to submit a new application.


Please go to www.ColoradoFEAT.org and use the Denver application.

I'll need everyone that wants to remain a FEAT volunteer to complete the new application by 31 December.

I'm also looking for several volunteers to be FEAT Dispatchers. Let me know if you are interested.

Thanks for your prompt action.



I signed up again, but haven't heard anything from him recently.
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Did everyone else get an email from Gene today?

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Hi All:
Mother Nature is against us, it seems, not giving us enough snow to go out and play.
Of course, the Emergency Management people and all the city's emergency managers are
happy.

The forecast for this weekend is for about a foot of snow in the Denver area. DON'T
PLAN ON FEAT BEING ALERTED FOR 2 REASONS!!!

1. THE FORECAST IS FOR THE TOTAL SNOWFALL TO BE OVER A LONG TIME PERIOD @ 12-14 HOURS MEANING THE SNOWPLOWS CAN STAY ON TOP OF THE SNOWFALL. FOR THIS REASON I DON'T EXPECT THE EOC TO GO ACTIVE WITH FEAT. NORMALLY IF THE SNOWFALL FORECAST IS FOR AN INCH OR MORE OF SNOW PER HOUR, WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ACTIVATED.

2. THE SNOWFALL IS ON A WEEKEND AND TYPICALLY WE ARE NOT ACTIVATED ON WEEKENDS UNLESS THE STORM STARTS ON A THUR OR FRI AND DRAGS ON INTO THE WEEKEND. NORMAL PERSONNEL ARE NOT WORKING THE WEEKENDS.

Another reason (my opinion) is the $$ it takes to open and run the Emergency Operations Center (OEC). All EM personnel go on 12 hour shifts. I may get some isolated ride requests this weekend and will call FEAT members living closest to that area.
Keep up hope though, we still have snowy April and May to get through.

Gene W King
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PS If you have NOT yet completed a new FEAT application in the past few months, please do so by going to www.ColoradoFEAT.org
I would urge anyone interested in being a FEAT volunteer to go spend 3 minutes on this page http://www.hightrails.org/index.php/...-feat-overview and complete a new application, that way they have your most current info on file.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:48 AM
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Yes indeed
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Amazing 2 more years left on a top secret clearance and I still have to file out a CBI form, whatever!.
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I just e-mailed Gene to see if we can do something for the floods
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