Remembrance Challenge

Challenging you to do more than wear a sticker or say “never forget.”








I have to say I’m not much of a line-of-duty-on-my-shirtsleeve type of person. I am very supportive of those who have lost family and friends and their efforts to keep the memory of their loved ones alive. What I dislike is the almost commercial aspect of the remembrances of some of our fallen firefighters. It seems as though we are content to say ‘never forget’, don the appropriate sticker and t-shirt and rest our local image upon their sacrifice. Justin Schorr said something to me in an email about such remembrances that was confirming to me. That said, I’m challenging you today with the photo below.


Find out where it is, what it used to be and how it impacts your operations, personally.
If you’re stumped I’ll have the answers and suggestions tomorrow.





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Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
Kelly Jernigan
A Bit of Compassion
Thank you for taking the time to write this article. It's wonderful to know others share the same compassion for animals.
2014-09-27 13:53:01
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