Daily Encouragement

What every firefighter needs to know

Firefighters function together despite differences, beliefs, or personal preferences. We are able to put aside our differences and function as one towards a common goal of serving our fellow man. Take a team of firefighters who have never met and place them on an apparatus and it is amazing how quickly they can come together […]

Impending Flashover

As firefighters, we are trained to recognize the signs of an impending flashover. Rapidly increasing temperatures, a non-tenable environment, thick turbulent smoke and then it happens… Consider the imagery. A firefighter under significant stress begins to rapidly change their behavior, they become difficult to be around or remove themselves from any form of camaraderie, and […]

Death and how it affects us

Death and How it Affects Us- As firefighters, we witness death on a regular basis. Some even become numb to the effects of being near to it so often. We joke about it at the dinner table moments after witnessing tragedy seemingly untouched by what we just saw. Or so we thought… What happens when […]

Brotherhood-A Re-introduction:

A Re-Introduction: Let us begin… There once was a noble profession known as firefighting and then those who loved it most fought for it the least. Their once unstoppable passion for the calling was replaced with the search for fame, recognition, and authority. Division replaced unity, bitterness replaced brotherhood, the calling became a career, and […]

Facing Hard Times? Help is on the way:

Facing Hard Times? Help is on the way: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character hope. “ Romans 5:3 How do we glory in our sufferings? Not many of us look at the problems of life as something to be happy […]

Firefighter MAYDAY- Who will answer?

Your personal MAYDAY- who will answer? “The heart of modern firefighting is the ability to go aggressively after a serious fire & extinguish it.” John Norman In our world, we are tasked with “extinguishing” the worlds problems when in reality we have trouble “extinguishing” our own. As firefighters, we are meant to go after the […]

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