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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
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
Practicing a Daily Size-up

Practicing a Daily Size-up

As Firefighters, we transmit a size-up at every incident. When we face down the difficulties of life let us do the same through Prayer. 1 Kings 8:28 Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day. As firefighters call for resources, the Incident Commander responds with resources ready to help. As we call upon God with our requests, […]

by · June 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
The Civil Servant

The Civil Servant

What does it mean to be a Servant to our fellow-man? The fire service is servant hood exemplified. Some may say “I am just doing my job” but we challenge that statement with the following examples that confirms our calling by helping others to witness God’s love for humanity: At 3 am when the bell hits to assist lift an invalid off the floor because his wife can no longer lift him, her family has abandoned her, and she tearfully […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
photo courtesy Chief John Buckman

The Ultimate Fireground Commander

Isaiah 43:2 “When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you.” … Who is able to: To stretch the right line, to the right place, at the right time… To be on point, never missing a cue of a tense situation… To stay calm no […]

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