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The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help?

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help?

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help? Let us consider each part of this scenario as one who has become lost in the ‘fires of life’: A sudden and unexpected calamity occurs in our life and we rush in to prevent any further harm without thought of a back-up plan.  Then the situation takes a turn for the worse and the world “collapses” around us. In this moment, we feel “pinned down” by the weight of this problem.  […]

The Be-attitudes of Brotherhood: #4. Be enthusiastic- BE into the job.

The Be-attitudes of Brotherhood: #4. Be enthusiastic- BE into the job.

By Brother Stone: Be-Attitude #4 Be-Enthusiastic! In the previous three Be-Attitudes we have been building on what characteristics or attitudes are found in one who practices true brotherhood. Be-Attitude #4 is a defining characteristic of one who is a firefighter versus one who is an employee. It is about being into the job; or simply stated “It is one who is genuinely sincere, passionate, and authentic about their calling. We must find what it is that excites us and pursue […]

Available? The value of Divine Appointments:

Available? The value of Divine Appointments:

Have you ever been interrupted? Have you ever thought “I just don’t have time for this right now?” Has someone called, showed up, or caused a change in your schedule because of their urgent need? As firefighters, we stop what we are doing to answer the call of “an unscheduled appointment.” Yet when our loved ones interrupt us we seem to forget that we are still servants to our fellow man: on and off duty. Consider this: Most of the […]

Holding the Line: Who’s your true back-up?

Holding the Line: Who’s your true back-up?

As Firefighters we understand the value of team work. We are taught from the very beginning that the success of our efforts is based upon how well we work together. One of the areas that this is most evident is during hose-line advancement.   The end result of the nozzle man’s work of extinguishment is directly correlated to how well the back-up firefighter works with them. In short, without the back-up firefighter working in unison, anticipating the next move, pulling the […]

Spotlight on Brotherhood: Share the Load Program

Spotlight on Brotherhood: Share the Load Program

Share The Load Program: Featuring Mark Lamplugh Jr. from 360 Wellness & The National Volunteer Council’s Share The Load program As first responders, we face continual exposure to stress throughout our careers. It is well known that first responders have a higher rate of heart attacks, stress related disorders (PTSD, anxiety & depression, and other unhealthy coping mechanisms), and those that answer the call for help seldom make the call when they face down the ‘fires’ of their lives. Firefighters […]

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
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
The Leadership Bible: Becoming a Leader

The Leadership Bible: Becoming a Leader

The Leadership Bible: Becoming a Leader Let us pause and reflect on our lives for a moment: Who are you? What defines you? If our job or title was taken away would we still be significant? Does our salary define our significance or do we measure significance by the lives we touch? My friends God has made us unique. He has a special purpose for each one of his children. If we believe that we cannot make a difference or […]

by · June 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Behavioral Health
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