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We Shall Never Forget You

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We shall never forget you. RFB-KTF-FTM

Time To Get Uncomfortable

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

West, Texas

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

It Can’t Happen Here

Our prayers need, right now, to be with our brothers at Bryan (TX) Fire Department in their loss of two valiant men.

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.

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What we see today, might be gone tomorrow. What we can touch and hold right now may be a memory moments later.

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.

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.

You Can Quote Me On That (Before 2010)

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I was driving down the road the other day and thinking, you know, I too could have a list of quotes, just like the real writers have. So in the interest of filling up a page of useless knowledge, I did.

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.

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.