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A #Leadership Prayer

A #Leadership Prayer

Lord, let me first to awake so I may lead my family. And last to the bed as to insure their safety. Let, me be the first to admit when I am wrong. And let me remain humble throughout all my life long. Let me be the first to speak up for the poor, the helpless, & the broken. And erase my sinful pride so I may not become pious and outspoken Let me be the first to read Your […]

Beauty out of the Ashes:

Beauty out of the Ashes:

Not too long ago, I had fallen victim to the poison of bitterness and even considered leaving the fire department. I would often ask “Does my service even matter anymore?” I heard a man speak by the name of Rick Lasky on Pride and Ownership. It was as if God told him to speak directly to me. I felt renewed and energized, but sadly I fell down again. It was not until one day in church when I cried out […]

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help?

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help?

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help? Let us consider each part of this scenario as one who has become lost in the ‘fires of life’: A sudden and unexpected calamity occurs in our life and we rush in to prevent any further harm without thought of a back-up plan.  Then the situation takes a turn for the worse and the world “collapses” around us. In this moment, we feel “pinned down” by the weight of this problem.  […]

Holding the Line: Who’s your true back-up?

Holding the Line: Who’s your true back-up?

As Firefighters we understand the value of team work. We are taught from the very beginning that the success of our efforts is based upon how well we work together. One of the areas that this is most evident is during hose-line advancement.   The end result of the nozzle man’s work of extinguishment is directly correlated to how well the back-up firefighter works with them. In short, without the back-up firefighter working in unison, anticipating the next move, pulling the […]

Have you become lost in the #fires of life?

Have you become lost in the #fires of life?

Picture these words in your mind: Separated, darkness surrounds you, your air is running out, and then you see it: the way out! Have you ever been lost in a fire? Or more commonly: Have you become lost in the fire service? Many of us started out with a vibrant passion with seemingly unstoppable ambition only to find ourselves feeling lost and alone. Those around us seem paralyzed and impervious to encouragement. In a profession that deals in adversity, we […]

The Leadership Bible-Pain can provide Purpose

The Leadership Bible-Pain can provide Purpose

Have you ever been in a situation that you worked very hard to achieve only to find out that there is an even bigger mountain to climb? Each personal achievement or success seems to be marked by the challenges of the next step of the journey. It as if the mountain of adversity shouts at you: “You didn’t think that you were done yet did you?” If we are not challenged, facing difficult circumstances, or struggles; do we truly grow […]

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
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
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
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