Fourth of July was our usual routine. Start the day giving rides on the fire trucks for the kids of Ferndale. Then the 4th of July parade, followed by the fire department picnic. Once again this year the picnic was interupted by a fire call. Somebody doing a trash burn too late in the day. After the picnic we got a little bit of rest before another fire call came in, this time for an ATV wreck out on the riverbar. One victim ended up getting airlifted by the Coast Guard helicopter. The wreck was also in a prime viewing area for Fortuna’s big fireworks show and we ended up having to close the road to the river bar to keep it accessible for emergency vehicles, and that made for a lot of vehicles waiting. The first ambulance to show got a flat tire coming down the road since it was a pretty rough road. Second one made it ok. When we finally got done with all that mess, I made it down to our usual firework show, put on by a neighbor who should probably remain nameless.