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Have you become lost in the #fires of life?

Have you become lost in the #fires of life?

Picture these words in your mind: Separated, darkness surrounds you, your air is running out, and then you see it: the way out! Have you ever been lost in a fire? Or more commonly: Have you become lost in the fire service? Many of us started out with a vibrant passion with seemingly unstoppable ambition only to find ourselves feeling lost and alone. Those around us seem paralyzed and impervious to encouragement. In a profession that deals in adversity, we […]

The Great Contradiction of the Fire Service

The Great Contradiction of the Fire Service

The fire service is one marked with a long tradition of service, sacrifice, teamwork, and compassion. Many departments across our country are volunteer organizations that operate with little funding/support from the community or tax base that they protect. Firefighters, whether paid or volunteer, love what they do. It is calling to most and can at times be one of the most rewarding pursuit. Many firefighters sacrifice themselves daily (time, money, and dedication) so that their community will be protected. What […]

Firefighters-Where it all began

Firefighters-Where it all began

From whence we came: There were no badges or symbols on their chest. They were knights engaged in battle when suddenly their brothers were up against a new enemy: Fire Against all odds and facing certain death, they rescued their fellow knights. They knew the risk, they were trained, and they wore their armor. For their bravery, they were awarded the Maltese Cross. They were considered the first firefighters. Their are records of fire brigades as far back as 115 […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
Bad Night? Time for a Change in Perspective

Bad Night? Time for a Change in Perspective

How often have you ever left the fire station beaten down after being up all night? “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29 Inevitably, someone will ask you “So, how was your night?” and we respond “We had a bad night.” This morning, as I left the fire station I contemplated the phrase “bad […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 4 comments · Daily Roll Call
Reigniting the #Fire within us all:

Reigniting the #Fire within us all:

Reigniting the fire within you… Perhaps you have been a member of the fire service for sometime now. Throughout your journey you have experienced much. Firefighters often boast about their seniority and their amount of experience. Yet we hardly ever hear of one boasting of their experiences such as: pain, loss, tragedy, divorce, health issues, depression, and the general trials of life. On average a firefighter gives 1/3rd of his/her life in service to others. In a profession that answers […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
Turning the Test into a Testimony

Turning the Test into a Testimony

The battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands. —1 Samuel 17:4 In life, we can become so wounded by our trials that we begin to slowly give up. Our focus begins to become so limited that all we can see is the depth of our pain. Our heart is so heavy that we see no victory in these moments. But wait.. “Open your eyes.God has surrounded you with people in need of His care. It’s […]

by · July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
The Bridge to the Broken Heart

The Bridge to the Broken Heart

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 as a team. Yet, in the midst of personal conflict or troubles we seem ‘statistically’ incapable of helping ourselves. This is not to say that […]

by · July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
#Firefighters Who will save us?

#Firefighters Who will save us?

In our journey there will come a time in our lives when we realize that all that we are, all that we have, and all that we have done is meaningless. Something is missing and that something is a someone: Jesus Christ. It’s at the point where we notice a pattern of reaching goals, acquiring possessions, working for recognition, and it hits us that each time we reach the pinnacle we are faced with another mountain to climb. It seems […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
Fighting the Devil Within by Don Prince

Fighting the Devil Within by Don Prince

We thank our brother for his bravery in sharing the following story. We hope that you are encouraged by his words… None of us ever wants to admit defeat. It is not in our nature. What makes it even more difficult for people like us is what we do. We are the ones going in, giving aid, support, sacrifices and sometimes even our lives in order to save others. We are supposed to be the invincible ones and for the […]

The Leadership Bible-Pain can provide Purpose

The Leadership Bible-Pain can provide Purpose

Have you ever been in a situation that you worked very hard to achieve only to find out that there is an even bigger mountain to climb? Each personal achievement or success seems to be marked by the challenges of the next step of the journey. It as if the mountain of adversity shouts at you: “You didn’t think that you were done yet did you?” If we are not challenged, facing difficult circumstances, or struggles; do we truly grow […]

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