Category: Quotes

"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." -President Barack Obama
There is a deadly misunderstanding about life-threatening communications in the fire service. This misunderstanding kills firefighters each year. The misunderstanding concerns who is responsible for discovering and communicating life-threatening dangers during fire operations. Firefighters believe this is the fire chiefs responsibility and fire chiefs believe the firefighter is responsible. Who is correct? As long as these two important people on the fireground do not agree on who is responsible for discovering and communicating to others life-threatening information--such as collapse dangers, rapid increase in fire conditions or potential explosion hazards
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Whether it be due to attitudes such as "it's just a car fire" or "my officer doesn't pack up" isn't clear. But the problem is there, and firefighters are getting hurt as a result of aggressive attacks on car fires without full protection and with a sense of complacency. Jason Poremba - Fire Rescue1
While love is a strong term to use for any profession, in the fire service it's so common that it's almost the expected response to any passion query. Love, however, is not enough. Ray McCormack FDNY