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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 […]

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
The Be-Attitudes of Brotherhood #2

The Be-Attitudes of Brotherhood #2

The Be-attitudes of Brotherhood By Brother Stone Be attitude #2 Be selfless- This is probably the most important mark of true brother. It is the very essense of being a firefighter. We willingly place ourselves in danger to help complete strangers. How much more should we do for those we live and work with? Every great firefighter and leader lives by this trait. We should strive to suppress our own desires for self advancement and TRAIN ourselves to think of […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
The Be-Attitudes of Brotherhood #1

The Be-Attitudes of Brotherhood #1

The “Be-attitudes” of #Brotherhood By Brother Stone The “be-attitudes” are a list of attitudes that define what brotherhood is all about. The be-attitudes are inspired by and loosely based on the biblical principles, along with a few other character traits that define the American Firefighter in the public eye. Be-attitude #1: Be honest. ‘And my honesty will testify for me in the future’ Genesis 30:33 “Honesty is the best policy” right? Yes indeed it is. When you are honest in […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
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
Impending Flashover

Impending Flashover

As firefighters, we are trained to recognize the signs of an impending flashover. Rapidly increasing temperatures, a non-tenable environment, thick turbulent smoke and then it happens… Consider the imagery. A firefighter under significant stress begins to rapidly change their behavior, they become difficult to be around or remove themselves from any form of camaraderie, and any attempt to go near them is met with turbulent angry behavior. This is a warning. This individual is lashing out at you not because […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
Brotherhood-A Re-introduction:

Brotherhood-A Re-introduction:

A Re-Introduction: Let us begin… There once was a noble profession known as firefighting and then those who loved it most fought for it the least. Their once unstoppable passion for the calling was replaced with the search for fame, recognition, and authority. Division replaced unity, bitterness replaced brotherhood, the calling became a career, and firefighters became employees. All the while politics and policy makers saw this as an opportunity to continue to divide us. For if we are divided […]

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