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#Firefighters Do not grow weary!

#Firefighters Do not grow weary!

#Firefighters -Do not grow weary! “So take a new grip with your tired hands, stand firm on your shaky legs, and mark out a straight, smooth path for your feet so that those who follow you, though weak and lame, will not fall and hurt themselves but become strong.” (Hebrews 12: 12) Those that have been in the fire service a few years understand the weariness that can easily overtake a firefighter’s heart. This year, we have already lost too […]

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
Surviving the Fire Service- A Few Points to Remember

Surviving the Fire Service- A Few Points to Remember

Surviving the Fire Service-a fire service adaptation of Rumsfield’s Rules Attached is a few short points for us all to remember. Let’s start at the beginning of our fire service journey: 1) An honest self assessment: We must ask ourselves-Is it the right job for us? We shouldn’t accept the job or stay in unless we have an understanding that this job requires humility, courage, and self-sacrifice. Always under promise and over deliver. We will always be expected to give […]

by · June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
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Firefighters Have You Ever Doubted?

Have you ever doubted? “Faith is the confidence that we hope for will actually happen; It gives us assurance about the things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1)   Have you ever doubted? Have you ever lost hope? Have you ever felt that God wasn’t listening to your prayers? If you have, there is good news for you… You are not alone. In life, have you asked God for help and hoped He would come through instead having complete faith that He would? […]

by · June 19, 2014 · 1 comment · Daily Encouragement
The Civil Servant

The Civil Servant

What does it mean to be a Servant to our fellow-man? The fire service is servant hood exemplified. Some may say “I am just doing my job” but we challenge that statement with the following examples that confirms our calling by helping others to witness God’s love for humanity: At 3 am when the bell hits to assist lift an invalid off the floor because his wife can no longer lift him, her family has abandoned her, and she tearfully […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
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The Ultimate Fireground Commander

Isaiah 43:2 “When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you.” … Who is able to: To stretch the right line, to the right place, at the right time… To be on point, never missing a cue of a tense situation… To stay calm no […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
The Portable Radio Analogy: A One Sided Conversation

The Portable Radio Analogy: A One Sided Conversation

Have you ever listened to radio traffic at an incident and thought to yourself “How is anyone ever supposed to respond when the IC won’t stop talking?” If someone was to transmit a MAY-DAY how would the Incident Commander even know? I have struggled in my prayer life more than any other area of my Christian walk. I have been guilty of never letting go of the microphone. My prayers have been a way of merely reporting to God what […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
A Firefighter’s Guide to Fighting the Fire’s of Life

A Firefighter’s Guide to Fighting the Fire’s of Life

We all will face hard times in our lives. This is a quick format to follow the next time we come upon a difficult personal time. Let’s apply what we know as firefighters through a spiritual perspective: Step 1) Size-Up: At every incident we transmit a size-up to the responding companies. When we face down the difficulties of life let us do the same through Prayer: Tell God what your facing and share it with someone you trust. 1 Thessalonians […]

Firefighters -The need to vent:

Firefighters -The need to vent:

Have you ever felt the pressures of life, the job, and stress mounting up to such a point that you felt you were going to explode? We know that pressurized cylinders and containers have devices in place to relieve the pressure if it reaches a dangerous level. These PRV’s are there to help alleviate the pressure and bring things back to a manageable level. What about our own personal need to “alleviate pressure and bring things back to a manageable […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
Courage Redefined:

Courage Redefined:

The courage to face adversity and opposition is one of the most difficult types of courage to cultivate. Why is this so? Because often it only grows through the challenge of adversity. As firefighters we risk our lives daily in numerous ways yet when it comes to having the courage to speak up for our beliefs we shy away from the task. To face the enemy known as fire we take a “calculated risk” based on our training, conditions, and […]

Seeking His Counsel-Godly Decision Making

Seeking His Counsel-Godly Decision Making

Seeking His Counsel: Godly Decision Making. Have you ever struggled at the crossroads of decision? Before us lies many wonderful opportunities but only one road can we take. As Firefighters, it is quite a paradox that we find ourselves in. We make snap judgements that instantly have profound lifelong implications on the lives of others yet here we stand unable to make a decision in our own life. Consider this statement: Firefighters spend countless hours mastering the craft in order […]

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