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Too Much of a Good Thing

A plethora, to those of you who care about such things, is not simply a large amount of something, but an amount so large it becomes undesirable.

We Shall Never Forget

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In the eleven years that have passed since that day, what have we achieved?

Keep Your Adversary Close

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In warfare, if you underestimate your adversary, you are setting yourself up to fail. Likewise, in the arena of public opinion.

Gone Shrimping

Yesterday, when my bucket fell into the water, I lost an hour’s worth of casting when both of the shrimp fled for their lives. But on reflection, there was another lesson as well.

This Flag Was Raised On The Blood of Our Brothers

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This Independence Day, let’s remember our brother firefighters who every day put it on the line for this Nation. God Bless each of you and keep you safe. KTF-FTM-PTB

Taking Risks When There Is Nothing To Save

Every day it is something else: Staffing cuts, furloughs, pension systems under attack. And now, if all that isn’t enough, the politicians would like to go after the benefits allocated for our loved ones if we die in the line of duty.

Back From A Short Italian Hiatus

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My wife and I got back Thursday from a whirlwind tour of Northern Italy which included stops in Milan, Florence, Venice, and Trieste.

One More Award at Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue

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One of the primary things we say to guide our people is to always “Do the right thing”. We do what it takes to make our “customers” happy.

Perfect Alignment

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Deep down inside, we might say to ourselves, “That could never happen here.” Or we feel it coming up and we suppress it, because we know, if we were ever to actually verbalize that, it WOULD happen.

A Waste Of Time

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I see the failure in my own interface with the situation, and I see the failures in many others who permitted the condtion to occur, knowingly or not.

Firehouse Zen in Philadelphia at Liberty Regional Training Event

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I actually used to sneak into the movie theatre that is in the hotel complex downstairs from the convention center.

Poor Leaders Are Like Noxious Gas?

By just being present and nothing else, poor leaders contaminate the atmosphere. As a result, good leaders are simply forced elsewhere.

Zen Zone #30

When you are challenged with a problem, it always helps to maintain perspective.

9/11: “Devoted To Duty Above Personal Risk”

We understand that there comes a time to grow up, and the right thing to do is to put away the childish ways and become a real man, with responsibility and dignity.

Replacing Search K9s With Search Cockroaches?

What we know today as the way we do business may be radically different tomorrow.

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