What kind of firemen and women should we be? Take a look from the past. Those who know the past, know their history are then aware of their lineage. They have a good foundation that is there to fall back on. “As you walk through the engine bay through the old house, you come across reminders of these men. Old leather helmets and fronts, brass nozzles and iron axes, perhaps a parade item or two and you see things that they took great pride in and cherished as emblems of their chosen profession.”
Its cold out here. Sub zero temperatures are not uncommon and in the mid-winter months, definitely the norm. So doing any kind of training at this time of year can be difficult. There are moments when pain and cold are predominant factors in the fireman’s life here in the North. On days when the mercury is below […]
Giving your people the authority to make decisions and to act in the moment when action must rule the day takes a lot of trust and confidence. Sometimes you are going out on a limb, but if you don’t give them that opportunity, if you don’t believe in your people, how will they ever master their profession?
” The fireman I was before 9/11 is not the fireman that I am now. That changed in an instant. Before both towers had gone to ground, I had become a different fireman. For myself and thousands of other firemen, we had not only a career changing moment, but a life-changing moment. All things that had been before were somehow less intense, our current time, began when the towers went down.”