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West, Texas

One of the things that makes Man an evolved species is the capacity for empathy.

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.

Giving As Much As We Have

We do not know the day nor the hour. We need to prepare as if every day were the day.

Saying Goodbye To A Friend

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If we really care about leaving a legacy, we should consider the culture we develop as a result of our leadership of others.

Living Up To Chief Croker’s Ideal

Anyone can put on the uniform. It’s living up to the traditions and expectations of our predecessors that makes us either valiant or heroic.

A Little Safety Parable

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Firefighting isn’t Jackass: There is a serious difference between taking stupid risks and calculated risks.

Where Were You That Night?

It was inevitable that something bad would happen, given what we know now. All we can do now is honor the lives of those who go before us, pray for the families and help them deal with this tragedy, and hope we all learn from the events that evening.

Safety Message With A Parental Advisory

While I strive to maintain a “G” rating on FHZ, sometimes I just have to say it like I mean it, so if you happen to be easily offended, I’m just giving you a heads up.