Morale Builder: Providence

Sometimes, all the news seems bleak and looking around at all the current dead horse debates, the fire service looks like the day after Little Big Horn.








1990’s footage profiling the Providence (RI) Fire Department by Bob Farrell and Capt. Joe Errico for the Providence Firefighters Union, and R1SmokeEater via YouTube.
Remember the excitement you had when you first started? It’s still a fun job.

Morale mor-ale
Noun. Emotional or mental condition with respect to cheerfulness, confidence, zeal, etc., esp. in the face of opposition, hardship, etc.: the morale of the troops.

Additional
“Run To The Curb”, Tiger Schmittendorf
“Rescuing Providence”, Michael Morse
Image courtesy Salisbury Fire Department





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