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Pay To Spray Redux

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This is going to be an article about fire service funding, or the lack of it. If you are easily distracted, don’t read the title and start spouting off. There is ALWAYS more to the story than just your perspective.  Tragedy doesn’t begin to describe this situation, but in Saskatchewan a few days ago, two […]

The Annapolis Mansion Fire, Investigating, and of course, The Haters

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As you are well aware, there was an extraordinarily tragic fire this week in Annapolis, MD* where it appears six people- two grandparents and four of their grandchildren- may have died in the blaze.  This incident has also gotten a significant amount of media attention, from CNN; CBS via WUSA; and any number of other conventional media outlets. Understandably, there […]

Lost Trust

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I was reading an article this morning about yet another mutt (just because they are a “member” somewhere, I refuse to call them “firefighter”) whose actions erode the community’s trust in us as they broke into their own station and vandalized it.  To me it seems like the fire service could weed them out. However, even in my own […]

Consider This

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While at the eye doctor in Savannah the other day, I had an interesting experience.  I had to leave from work to go to my appointment, so I was in uniform.  While standing at the desk to check out, a woman almost directly behind me became faint.  She slumped into a chair as I turned […]

Brotherhood: 2013 Savannah Tunnel 2 Towers Run

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This weekend, I was reminded why I love being a firefighter.

More About CRM – Shared Experience

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Even the military, transition to a flatter hierarchy in response to a more diverse mission is important.

Talking About CRM

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The basics of crew resource management have day-to-day implications for the improvement of our work product as well as in maintaining a safe environment.

I’m Telling You, Don’t Go There…

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“A fire can happen anywhere, and a fire station is not immune”.

Time To Get Uncomfortable

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I harbor serious concerns when individuals with the responsibility to protect the vulnerable underestimate risk and disaster comes calling.

Who Really Is The Face of Terrorism?

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I believe in peace and I believe in perspectives, but I’m afraid I’m not a pacifist.

Unsafe Until Proven Otherwise

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If you can PREVENT an incident from going bad, you need to.

Are We Off Limits?

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If you want to have outrage, use it on the real people we have who make the brotherhood look bad through their lack of professionalism.

No Trash Talking

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Cicero said it best: “We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.”

Your Altruism Is Hereby Noted

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I am constantly surprised at the discussions on “pay to spray”. By now, we should have done something about it or stop acting so surprised when it happens again.

Project “Viral Likes”

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This is a reasonable, easy, and cheap resolution you can add for 2013 that is positive and will help others. Don’t just talk the talk; walk the walk.

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