Archive for August2012


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If I asked you to determine if someone was having an MI by looking at one lead of a cardiac monitor, could you do it?

Your Firehouse Zen Meme of the Moment – Austerity For All, Volume 2

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If the politicians and the haters have their way, this could be in your future. And if this post doesn’t succeed, it will be in your past.

Your Firehouse Zen Meme of the Moment – Austerity For All, Volume 1

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Thanks to the popularity of our “McKayla’s Not Impressed” post on Facebook, thought perhaps you’d like some of these more often.

Tell Me If This Applies To You

It’s hard to envision something as being a reality when it’s not even in your vision.


The credibility we gain from professionalism creates good will and that good will translates directly into public support.

Time To Clean Up

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We may be the most professional individuals in our departments, but tolerating unethical behavior is, as the Code of Ethics points out, tantamount to endorsing it as acceptable.


A very little Zen.

Dumpster Fire

Dumpster Fire, defined by the Urban Dictionary: Slightly better than a train wreck. Something difficult that nobody wants to deal with.


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It is the humility that some of our athletes express that endear them to us and make us proud they represent our nation.

Beating Up On Others

Professionalism infers a level of competency, but it also includes a level of behavior that includes restraint and decorum.