From the time I first stumbled upon Jerry's blog I've wondered why his posts so often feature the Roanoke Fire Department. He lives in Bland County, but may at any time be posting from any of the lower 48. I considered the idea that maybe the company he works for is based in Roanoke, but couldn't quite settle on that as an explanation.
Finally, today, I discover why this is so. Read this excellent post from October all the way to the last paragraph and you will know why too.