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Out of the Flames-Jarret Keith Testimonial

Out of the Flames-Jarret Keith Testimonial

We thank our brother Jarret Keith for courageously sharing his testimony with all of us. Read on for encouragement: There have been some recent occurrences that have changed my life and I feel the need to share it with all of you. I have recently decided to accept Jesus into my heart again. I accepted him into my heart before and strayed away from the word of God. But this past Friday I was at work at the Fire Dept. […]

Fighting Against Our Purpose

Fighting Against Our Purpose

In the world today, many have struggled to make ends meet. Many have struggled with the loss of their jobs, their homes, and their finances. In the midst of the world of financial insecurity, have we not seen the danger of placing our hope and trust in money? In a blink of an eye, a lifetime of work and savings can be erased… In a bad day at the stock market, retirement dreams can be wiped out… In an unexpected […]

The Haz-Mat Rule of Relationships:

The Haz-Mat Rule of Relationships:

In the fire service, we are taught when dealing with hazardous materials incidents that we are to: Recognize, Notify, Identify, & Protect: In our personal lives, we will ultimately find that our environments are often hazardous to our health. We may be in the most vibrant, passionate, and fired up stage of our lives and yet be in an environment that does everything to poison, condemn, and cause us to doubt. We often forget, that we were made for a […]

A Firefighter’s Parable

A Firefighter’s Parable

An adaptation of Footprints in the Sand: There is a story about a firefighter who was walking through all the incidents of his life with God.  At one point, they stopped, and looked back at his life, represented by the footprints left in the ashes. There was two sets of footprints, side by side. One was the firefighter’s and the others was God’s.  But then, the firefighter began to notice that at those places in his life where he faced […]

Organizational Processes & Firefighter Ethical Performance

Organizational Processes & Firefighter Ethical Performance

Do Organizational Processes Affect Individual Firefighter Ethical Performance? Clearly, public service ethics has become a very broad and often ambiguous category that sometimes generates controversy as to what constitutes the term” (Zamor, p.1). Yet in the realm of public service, it continues to demand individuals of higher moral character and behavior while failing to produce a consistent example or mechanism of enforcement. Why is this so? One begins to wonder, with all of the emphasis on the individual how much […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Behavioral Health
The FireHouse Kitchen Table

The FireHouse Kitchen Table

Anyone that has been in the fire service can attest to the power of the Fire House Kitchen table. Problems are solved, amazing stories are told (some true/some not), training is conducted, and bonds are forged that last a lifetime. It is truly an amazing place! The Fire service is at a unique place in its history. We are able to discuss topics no matter our background or expertise with anyone from around the world. We are instantly connected via […]

Faith, Family, & The Fire Service

Faith, Family, & The Fire Service

“A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” Ecclesiastes 4:12 As firefighters we possess an amazing tenacity to innovate, strategize, and produce when others fail. Yet in the midst of our fiery passion for the calling that we love many of us will over-focus on our beloved fire service while diminishing our roles at home. We will train, we will travel, we will teach but at the end of the day how much time and energy are we pouring […]

Leadership: What’s Our Motivation?

Leadership: What’s Our Motivation?

It is apparent that leadership is a hot topic in the fire service today. One quick search on the internet reveals that leadership is something that is written about, lectured on, and taught on many different levels across our nation. Why is it that leadership is such a “hot topic”? Perhaps because it is painfully absent it most places. In this series we will address a definition of leadership that will set us apart. Let us begin: “What a waste […]

Leadership: Nowhere to Hide Part 1

Leadership: Nowhere to Hide Part 1

Anyone who has embraced the call to ‘step up and lead’ understands the weight of this great responsibility. Whereas we once cast stones at others about their incompetence or poor leadership abilities; we now are more understanding due to having walked several miles in their shoes. Leadership by its very definition is to be out in front. In times of conflict, those who are out in front are bold but also the ones to first to receive the first opposing […]

Where Words & Actions Meet

Where Words & Actions Meet

“For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Romans 2:13, 15-16 We are living in a world where knowledge is available to anyone, at anytime, at the touch of a button. It is one thing to read a text but it is another to understand it. It is an even greater task to understand and then apply the knowledge that we absorb. […]

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