Thanks to retired Tiburon Fire Protection District Captain Larry Bogel for this weeks contribution to the Marin Fire History Project, telling the story of his career and how it came to be. In this case, how he got out of the house as a young man, and eventually found a career he loved. This is the second story about "sleeper" programs at our fire departments, in this case at Tiburon. Thanks also to Larry for sharing his robust collection of fire service photos and newspaper articles - we are scanning to use as resources for many future features.
We've started adding sub-pages to the main residential firefighter program page, under our "more" menu. We hope that any other fire department who have had a sleeper program at some point in their history will follow Larry's lead and share some stories and images. We are more than open to any written contributions to all areas of this project, contact Tom Forster @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any submittal questions. We are especially interested in biographies, and are slowly building a long list of names to profile as best we can. Remember our original purpose, "Never Forget? We forgot, but are now remembering, preserving, and sharing history."
8/2/2017 11:02:04 am
Great article Larry! I am proud to have served as a "Sleeper" with the Tiburon Fire District for many years back in the 70's! I'm the youngster in the photograph accompanying the article. I went on to a career spanning more than 30 years in Law Enforcement, serving in Marin and Placer Counties. I am now a Federal Officer serving with DHS in Southern Oregon.
5/6/2020 01:18:37 pm
Hi Bill (aka Lumpy)!
5/9/2020 10:36:39 am
Glad to see you found my comment Larry! Nana and I bought our Oregon home 20 years ago and we moved my elderly Mom into it. She passed in 2008 and we kept it as a second home until after my first retirement. We moved there from Tahoe/Truckee in 2012. As I mentioned in my first comment, I went back to work, this time for the Feds (DHS) in Oregon for 6 additional years, retiring from them in 2018. Nana and I now enjoying traveling and exploring in our motorhome and Jeep! (I'm writing this from Ely, NV where we are currently camped after spending the late winter and spring in Arizona!)
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