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America Burning – A Belated 40th Birthday Wish

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Many of you weren’t even alive when this report hit the stations (maybe even some of your parents weren’t either), but it was a very graphic expose of what we faced.

Confusing the Message – My Apology

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It has become apparent to me that an apology is in order for more reasons than one.

No Trash Talking – Follow Up

Research conducted by a number of sources found the application of exterior streams on compartment fires did not “push” fire, either onto victims or throughout a building.

We Can’t Know What We Don’t Know

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How can we expect anything less when it is the only existence they know?

Expectations and Stereotypes

There are those who claim innocence and can’t understand that when they push against our shared values, there will often be pushback.

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.

The Measuring Contest

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“How many FIRES do you get in a year?”

West, Texas

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

Reminding You of Why We Are Here

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I am reminded of a firefighter saying to me once, “Why do we go to these calls? They aren’t emergencies.”

Children

Children want to manipulate and squirm their agenda through any manner of pleading, puppy eyes, and hugs.

Courage

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Courage is a commitment to something bigger than yourself.

#FRED

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The storm of change is coming and no matter how hard the sparrow beats his wings, he can’t stop the rising winds.

Are We Off Limits?

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.

Spring Cleaning

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The heart of the issues lie at the hearts of the people.

Listen To What You Are Saying

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While the rest of the nation was hanging Capt. Smart out to dry and even having some punny remarks on his name, one or two individual comments were drowned in the flood.

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