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Reminding You of Why We Are Here

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I am reminded of a firefighter saying to me once, ďWhy do we go to these calls? They arenít emergencies.Ē

Unsafe Until Proven Otherwise

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

Children

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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?

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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.

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.

Zen Shorts

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For me, “nothing” still involves something.

Circle of Personal Transformation

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While I occasionally get paid in the coin of the realm when I generate content, it is more important to me that I am getting paid in finding truth about myself.

No Trash Talking

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

Je Ne Sais Pas

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“To overcome the intelligent by folly is against the natural order of things; to overcome the foolish with intelligence is in accord with the natural order.”

I Am A Bully

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With the pull of a trigger, we can launch down an irrevocable path with unbelievable repercussions.

The FNG

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I am not saying you need to have a group hug and a round of Kumbaya.

Change Your Mind

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The growers of Brussels sprouts may not agree with me, but Brussels sprouts don’t have feelings. People do.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Deputy Fire Chief - Operations Division for Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services  National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.
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Colin Fanning
The Roto-Ray: Beauty or Beast?
One of the most important facts we reviewed when deciding on the roto ray purchase was this; With the speeds of traffic on SC 278, by the time people heard the sirens on our fire trucks our light bars (on top of the roof) were out of sight. The roto ray, with its mounted location…
2014-07-25 15:07:00
Mick Mayers
Questioning Heroism
Thanks, Bryan! I genuinely believe I do and they tend to reward me with professionalism, innovation, and compassion to our citizens daily. That's something I am happy to facilitate.
2014-07-15 04:10:00
Bryan G. Riebe
Questioning Heroism
Chief, appreciated in your response to Geoff that you work for the FFs. Believe if more Chiefs lived that philosophy our fire services would be bastions of honor, ethics, and human potential.
2014-07-15 00:05:00
Christopher Roy
Questioning Heroism
Geoff, EMS, as its own service, does not have a strong voice and in turn, does not get the respect in the media/public that it does deserve. I do hope that changes. EMS doesn't have a home either, and that doesn't help. There are so many different delivery methods in this country that its probably…
2014-07-14 23:49:00
Mick Mayers
Questioning Heroism
I'm sorry you feel that way, Geoff. The department I work with has been doing EMS (advanced care AND transport) with cross-trained personnel for over twenty years and doing a pretty good job. Our community expects a certain level of service that we have been able to provide through that model and while not every…
2014-07-14 22:01:00

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