Ann Erdman is the Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena, California.
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Monday, April 11, 2011
By now most people who read my blog know there has been a long-standing feud between Lisa Derderian and me over who has the best PIO hat.
A couple of weeks ago Lisa, who is the emergency management coordinator and PIO for the Pasadena Fire Department, and Fire Chief Dennis Downs stopped by my office with a special gift: my very own Pasadena Fire Department PIO hat!
It includes a miniature firefighter, hydrant, fire truck, a PERT sign, a photo of Lisa, a whistle, a firefighter badge and perhaps the most important tool of my trade: lipstick!
Apparently Lisa thought I would fall for this faux peace offering.
Think again, sister.
In a moment of obvious weakness, she allowed me to place my new Pasadena PIO hat on her head.