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Is your fire free burning or slowly dying?

Is your fire free burning or slowly dying?

1 John 1:6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. As leaders, we are tasked with providing encouragement to people who can be hostile and unreceptive. And the organizations that we serve can often hinder our efforts to provide positive change. Our positive words seem to be met with a negative reactions more than a welcome response. Our suggestions are often met with negativity […]

by · July 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
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 about. As firefighters, we solve problems for others but respond differently when they affect us. Why is this? As a firefighter, we understand this concept better than we would like to admit. We […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Blog, Daily Roll Call
The Rescue of Our Hearts

The Rescue of Our Hearts

“For whoever will call upon the name of The Lord will be saved” Romans 10:13 Consider this: As Firefighters, we are in the business of saving lives. Have we ever stopped to think about “who will save us?” But many will say: “I don’t need to be saved!” We have all have seen people fall: from the rich and the famous.. from the poor to the politicians.., from our leaders in our homes… to the leaders in our daily lives. […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Blog, Daily Roll Call
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 […]

by · July 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Blog, Daily Roll Call
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 […]

by · July 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Blog, Daily Roll Call
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 · 0 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