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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Dave LeBlanc
Who Looks After The Victims?
Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
2014-11-20 22:06:56
Dave Skidmore
Who Looks After The Victims?
I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
2014-11-19 22:01:40
Heath Smith
Who Looks After The Victims?
Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
2014-11-19 19:28:21
Ron Ayotte
Who Looks After The Victims?
Excellence as usual, Dave.
2014-11-19 03:39:35
Ron Ayotte
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David... excellent series.
2014-11-15 02:37:13
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