SWAT

It’s a Tough Job … Not!

on July 2, 2013

I love my job. I can work in my pajamas. I can take a break in the middle of the day to go for a walk, or take the kids on a field trip, or go to a ball game. I love writing, and my job is 90% writing. It doesn’t get much better than that … Well, sometimes it does. Like the annual Regional SWAT Training put on by Sacramento FBI.


It's a Tough Job … Not!

on July 2, 2013

I love my job. I can work in my pajamas. I can take a break in the middle of the day to go for a walk, or take the kids on a field trip, or go to a ball game. I love writing, and my job is 90% writing. It doesn’t get much better than that … Well, sometimes it does. Like the annual Regional SWAT Training put on by Sacramento FBI.


Everyday Heroes

on March 3, 2011

On Tuesday, I spent the day with several SWAT teams as they went through medic training with the FBI. 🙂 SWAT–Special Weapons and Tactics- operatives specialize in hostage situations, high-risk warrant service operations, search-and-rescue operations, covert and undercover tactical operations and crowd control. Team members must complete advanced training and, while it is different from department to department, it’s rigorous and they must re-qualify continually. In the FBI, SWAT members must qualify monthly at the gun range, for example. But it’s not only firearms training–the physical training is just as demanding. SWAT teams know how to be cops–they can take… Read More


Allison’s Great SWAT Adventure

on July 30, 2009

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. That’s right: role play with SWAT. Sure, I know, it’s a day away from writing, a day away from the kids, a day away from email, but somebody has to make the sacrifice, and because I wouldn’t want to force this on anyone else, I stepped up to the plate. I volunteered to be a victim. Yes this is my foot. This was my second role playing adventure. About five weeks ago, I participated in a tactical training as a “bad guy”–or, more accurately, as the white trash wife of… Read More


Allison's Great SWAT Adventure

on July 30, 2009

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. That’s right: role play with SWAT. Sure, I know, it’s a day away from writing, a day away from the kids, a day away from email, but somebody has to make the sacrifice, and because I wouldn’t want to force this on anyone else, I stepped up to the plate. I volunteered to be a victim. Yes this is my foot. This was my second role playing adventure. About five weeks ago, I participated in a tactical training as a “bad guy”–or, more accurately, as the white trash wife of… Read More