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This is My Fire House

This is My Fire House

Welcome to my fire house, it is like no other…   Here we answer the call of the needy, the hurting, and bring calm to the chaos…   This is my fire house, a place of provision, security, and accountability all in one…   Here we eat together, pray together, play together, and share our burdens…   This is my fire house, it is like no other for only here can we be real with one another…   Here we […]

In a Battle? Time to Get to Higher Ground!

In a Battle? Time to Get to Higher Ground!

In the midst of the storms of this life, have we considered how well we are communicating with the One who controls the winds and the waves? In the middle of the firefight when the flames are raging, how well are we communicating with the Ultimate Incident Commander? “Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me for in you my soul takes refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to […]

The Shortest & Most Powerful Verse

The Shortest & Most Powerful Verse

The Shortest & Most Powerful Verse: “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) As firefighters, we don’t like to admit that we often hurt. Not just a physical pain from our work but an inner torment. We often push down the emotions from the things we see, the struggles in our own lives, and the stress we experience. Then in one moment, we erupt as if our emotional pressure relief valve gives up. The tears come and they fall like rain. Perhaps, in […]

A Personal Ventilation Profile

A Personal Ventilation Profile

A Personal Ventilation Profile: How does one ‘vent’ when the pressures of life become intense?  As a firefighter, we understand the definition and application of ventilation. We are taught that during a fire there are several types of ventilation that can occur such as: Normal, Unplanned Ventilation, Tactical Ventilation, and Anti-Ventilation. We have witnessed the effects of when we vent too early, we vent in the wrong place, or we don’t vent at all. The fire can grow exponentially and […]

A Heart of Stone

A Heart of Stone

A Heart of Stone The world that we live in can often cause us to grow calloused and cold. We see so much violence and hatred that we become conditioned to it. Terrible things no longer shock us or impact us and as firefighters we treat the dilemmas of our own lives with a ‘tactical-practical’ mentality. There lies an inherent danger of becoming removed from ourselves. Before long, we wonder if we can even feel anything at all. In an […]

The Vent Group

The Vent Group

Bringing Back Brotherhood Ministries-The Vent Group: The Invitation: Have you ever felt the pressures of life, the job, and stress mounting up to such a point that you felt you were going to explode? We know that pressurized cylinders & containers have devices in place to relieve the pressure if the pressure reaches a dangerous level. These PRV’s are there to help alleviate the pressure and bring things back to a manageable level. Bringing Back Brotherhood is offering a very […]

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