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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
Fighting the Devil Within by Don Prince

Fighting the Devil Within by Don Prince

We thank our brother for his bravery in sharing the following story. We hope that you are encouraged by his words… None of us ever wants to admit defeat. It is not in our nature. What makes it even more difficult for people like us is what we do. We are the ones going in, giving aid, support, sacrifices and sometimes even our lives in order to save others. We are supposed to be the invincible ones and for the […]

The Fire Service: It all relies on You!

The Fire Service: It all relies on You!

In this day and age of the demands of a changing economy the fire service has been greatly affected by these changes. Or has it? We have seen fire stations closed, firefighters laid off, fire & police departments combined, and other creative ways to stretch the municipal dollar seemingly at the cost of the taxpayers safety. We all want more for our money yet when it comes down to it do we really count the cost of the services that […]

by · June 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
My Mentor and role model Chief Joe Starnes

The #Leadership Bible-The Journey Begins

The Leadership Bible by Andy Starnes-Chapter 2: The Leadership Journey As we begin our leadership journey we must understand the great responsibility and privilege we are about to assume. We have stepped up to an awesome and amazing opportunity! To lead others in the ‘way they should go’ (Proverbs 22:6) and impact lives for the future of this world and the world to come. Make no mistake, this is no easy task and it will not be a smooth paved […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Behavioral Health
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 […]

What every firefighter needs to know

What every firefighter needs to know

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 · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
Firefighters-An Overseer, A Noble Task Often Neglected

Firefighters-An Overseer, A Noble Task Often Neglected

Firefighters- You are an Overseer, A Noble Task often neglected: “Early on he worked more than 64 hours a week arriving home between 8 and 10 pm each night. The cost of the lifestyle was his marriage. ‘All I worked for was wiped out with one phone call to the divorce lawyer.” An excerpt from Faith on the Fire Line by Fellowship of Christian Firefighters. The Fire Service is a demanding profession. For those who are blessed to be a […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Behavioral Health
Death and how it affects us

Death and how it affects us

Death and How it Affects Us- As firefighters, we witness death on a regular basis. Some even become numb to the effects of being near to it so often. We joke about it at the dinner table moments after witnessing tragedy seemingly untouched by what we just saw. Or so we thought… What happens when we lose a loved one?  What happens when tragedy strikes our own lives? What happens when our health fails? What happens when all we worked […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
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