Tag Archives: thought

Make It Fit

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Even if we are doing the things that we consider to be right, if we are saying the wrong things, we are creating the impression that it is okay to hate.

It’s Been A While

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There’s a reason Firehouse Zen isn’t the most popular fire service blog on the internet. It’s because I tell it to you like it is and hope you are listening.

Stay Balanced

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Stay challenged, stay flexible, but most importantly, stay balanced.

Truth: Let’s Find The Scapegoat

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My colleague and someone I respect, Dave Statter, happened to share an article today that has a few of you riled up.

Time To Get Uncomfortable

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

West, Texas

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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.”

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.

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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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Although I am affiliated or employed by certain entities, I in no way speak in this forum or others on behalf of those entities unless I have specifically stated such. Any implication otherwise is doing so contrary to my agreements with those entities. The result is that the observations and opinions by myself or on behalf of Firehouse Zen are not sanctioned by any other entity other than Graffiti Train Sherpa Publications and are protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America.

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