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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 […]

Fire Ground Decision Making For Our Life

Fire Ground Decision Making For Our Life

Fire Ground Decision Making For Our Life: “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces.” Jeremiah 23:29 The moment has finally arrived. The Captain is off today and the senior firefighter is off. It is time for the firefighter to serve as the Acting Officer. This moment didn’t come by chance. It is a culmination of training, years of service, and daily dedication to the job. Then it […]

Leadership-The Trap of Ambition

Leadership-The Trap of Ambition

This is what the world says to us all: Just one more…and that will be enough. As one who is pursuing the role and great responsibility of leadership it is important to conduct a size-up of ones self. What are our underlying motivations to become a leader? To make a difference or to affirm ourself? Is it power, Is it wealth, Is it recognition, Or Is it control? Understand this: One who is called to a position of leadership will […]

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 […]

The Rescue of a Broken Heart:

The Rescue of a Broken Heart:

“Without realizing it, we often carry something around with us everywhere we go. We bring it out in our conversations and it shows up in our attitudes. It never really existed, yet it’s power lives among us and keeps us from moving forward.” Author unknown. A look, an act of omission, choosing to remove oneself, and the very lines on our face can tell more than many of us would like to admit about the condition of our heart. We […]

Chain of Command-Going Straight to the Chief

Chain of Command-Going Straight to the Chief

In the fire service, we follow the ‘chain of command’ in which we communicate to our immediate supervisor. We follow this out of respect and out of the knowledge we are not allowed to go directly to the Chief without representation. In our lives, we sometimes feel we cannot go to God with our troubles. We feel unworthy and that the distance between our hearts and God is too far. Let us consider for a moment what Jesus did for […]

Firefighters Values: A History Lesson

Firefighters Values: A History Lesson

Many of us look upon our symbols in the fire service today without much thought. But, did you know that the Maltese Cross is based upon the eight points of the Be-Attitudes from Jesus’s sermon on the mount found in the Gospel of Matthew? In the world today, many argue for the removal of God or any Faith based traditions. Perhaps we would all be wise to revisit our history as firefighters. Let us take a walk down memory lane […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Daily Encouragement, Daily Roll Call
#Firefighter Be-Attitudes

#Firefighter Be-Attitudes

#Firefighter Be-attitudes: Ask any firefighter that has been in the fire service for a few years what is their biggest struggle and you will often hear: “I am tired of the constant negativity that surrounds me and I know that it is having an effect on me. How can I be positive influence in such a negative environment?” Unfortunately, many firefighters fall victim to the trap of bad moral, negativity, and bitterness. Rather than focus on the negativity of others […]

Planning Section Chief

Planning Section Chief

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed” Proverbs During the course of an incident, as it begins to progress in size and complexity the planning section is established. This member is responsible for collecting, evaluating, and disseminating information about the development of the incident. While the ‘fires’ of our lives are being fought, we must also be simultaneously: taking care of our family and their needs, pay the bills, buy and prepare meals, and complete […]

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