fire department

Nick Waneka, who has Becker MD, helps fire fighters find their way around a blaze

posted on June 2, 2009 - 9:00pm
Nick Waneka recalls hanging around the fire house in his home town of Lafayette, Colo., from about the time he graduated from diapers. His dad was a volunteer fire fighter; his mom was in the department’s women’s auxiliary. Now 29, he’s still hanging out at the fire house three days a week, eight hours a day, and he’d spend more time there if he could.

Safety tips for living alone with a disability

posted on September 1, 2008 - 12:40pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
Reason number three: You can decorate your place with an array of wheelchairs, walkers and standing frames. Reason number two: Your roommate doesn’t leave her dishes for your caregiver to wash. And, the number one reason people with disabilities want to live alone: You can roll around the house naked and nobody says a word.