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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Ron Ayotte
What is Experience?
Excelent post. Evey day of duty and every run should be a learning experience. Far too many firefighters just look at the duty tour and incident as what I like to call "the shampoo mode"... wet hair, apply shapoo, lather, rinse and repeat".. Our version is put on the gear, get on the truck, go…
2014-10-31 14:23:15
Bill Carey
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from it as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
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