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A Practical Working Creed

A Practical Working Creed

A Practical Working Creed: As firefighters, we often view our work from a different paradigm than most other professions. Many individuals view work as a curse or an unnecessary burden. Many of the personal problems of today can be traced back to individuals who are unhappy with their chosen profession. Yet those of us fortunate enough to be firefighters look upon our profession as a calling and not a career. This calling causes us to go above the minimum standards […]

The Power of One

The Power of One

The Power of One: Whether we admit it or not a startling fact is that many firefighters (first responders & police) today are suffering. They are not ill, or suffering from a physical malady but they are suffering in their heart.  What is this great suffering that I speak of?  It is the suffering of a dedicated individual in a poisoned environment. It can be likened to a crop struggling to grow in contaminated soil. Their roots are desperately trying […]

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. […]

Strengthen My Hands

Strengthen My Hands

“Strengthen My Hands” Have you ever noticed that when a passionate, dedicated, leader begins pursuing their vision they encounter obstacles and tremendous opposition? Have you ever felt the call to do more than the status quo but were met with negativity and opposition at every crossroads? Have you felt that as you neared your goal that the opposition and negativity of others increased ten-fold? Have you ever struggled with doubt, lack of self-worth, and felt that all of your efforts […]

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 […]

Leaderships Greatest Challenge

Leaderships Greatest Challenge

As we strive to make a difference, to fulfill our calling, and to seek out God’s purpose in our lives we will all face the same struggle. We will all face an individual that despite all our efforts they will continue to disappoint us. We will all work desperately with someone and they will turn away. We will all strive and pray for them to overcome their demons but they will continue to struggle. We have all met this person […]

Two Different Lives-One Person

Two Different Lives-One Person

  Many firefighters today speak powerful words of inspiration, train intensely, and make great sacrifices on behalf of the fire service. But what if someone saw them in their private life? Would they be the same person? Would we witness them speaking words of affirmation and encouragement to their loved ones? Would we see them pouring that same intensity into their faith, their family, and their communities? Would we see them making those same great sacrifices on behalf of their family? […]

Sharpening Our Spirits

Sharpening Our Spirits

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 “Mental sharpness comes from being around good people. And a meeting of minds can help people see their ideas with new clarity, refine them, and shape them into brilliant insights. This requires discussion partners who can challenge one another and stimulate thought-people who know how to attack the thought and not the thinker. Two friends who bring their ideas together can help each other become sharper.” (NIV Commentary on […]

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 […]

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
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