It was a busy couple of days for the quite rural fire station located near Farmville, Va. On Friday afternoon Sept. 3, 2021 the RDFD was requested to assist the Cumberland FD with multiple junk cars burning on the scrap pile at Taylor's Scrap Metals in Cumberland. That is a real mess for fire hose dragged through the mud, grease and oil of a junk yard fire. As soon as we were back in quarters work began on washing all the equipment used as well as the trucks and the apparatus floor as the Brotherhood Ride would be arriving the next day. The Brotherhood Ride is made up of first responders who ride bicycles to honor those who have died in the line of duty. This being close to September 11, 2021 - the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the ride started in Naples, Fl. and ends in New York City. About 40 bicycle riders and 20 support staff came to our fire station on Saturday Sept. 4, 2021. It was a great honor to have them stay overnight in our fire station. Meeting many of the firefighters and police officers proved that we all are a brotherhood. Most of the bicyclists were from Florida, but several were from New York, Connecticut and Ma. I met FDNY Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan 3rd Battalion and we talked about the FDNY. He knew everyone I mentioned. My days of being an FDNY buff go back to 1971. I also worked for the New York Fire Patrol 1973 - 75 and I was also an Aux. Firefighter during that era with Engine 83 / Ladder 29. So we talked about "Da bums on the Hill" as well as 60 / 17, 73 / 42, 94 / 48, 82 / 31, as well as other South Bronx Companies. I also met retired FF. Rob Lohr of the Brevard, Fl. Fire Rescue who worked at Station 22 in Mims, Fl. during the brush fires of 1998. I went to Florida for those fires and I was assigned to Station 22 in Mims, Fl. Wow we were both there and somewhere I still have some photos of those fires. Another interesting guy was Javier Fernandez of Lakeland, Fl. It was great to met the organizer, Jeff Morse of the Naples FD who can be reached at 239 633 7098 email@example.com They presented our fire chief Paul Adkins a beautiful framed print to hang in our station. We cooked them a great breakfast of scrambled eggs, watermelon, apples, biscuits so they had plenty of fuel to make their next stop in Charlottesville, Va. PLEASE GO TO MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT - WILLIAM BERNHARD and the RANDOLPH DISTRICT FD site for many more photos that this site will not let me upload as they are too large.