Tag Archives: safety

For Any of You Who Complain About NFPA

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We were talking last night on the Weekly Firefighter Hangout about “words that we live by” in the fire service and I was a little surprised not to hear anyone bring up the usual complaints on NFPA and other consensus standards, which seem to get thrown into a big steaming pile together when someone wants to badmouth […]

Hey, Watch This!

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The difference between a stunt man and Jackass is that stunt men are cool, calm professionals who study the art of doing dangerous things.

Embrace Fear

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If you are one of these guys that has a “I Fight What You Fear” t-shirt, this post is probably not for you.

No Trash Talking

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

It Can’t Happen Here

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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

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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.

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.

Images

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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”

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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.

Swedish Message, Part 2

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For a group of people who pride themselves on being professional at their craft, we have a little to be desired when it comes to taking care of business in the manner in which it should be done.

Replacing Search K9s With Search Cockroaches?

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

Do It Right The First Time

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Take a moment to ditch the emotion and be the professionals you are. Do the right thing the first time.

A Swedish Massage (or is it message?)

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I see rational individuals presented with particular situations and instead of reacting to them rationally, they relate to them emotionally instead.

Restricted Vision

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Sometimes we become so completely absorbed that we may be paralyzed due to that restricted sightline.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Battalion Chief with Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and 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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