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Between The Extremes

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Tom Brennan used to write that there are very few “always” and “nevers” in the Fire Service.

“Those Fires”?Maybe Andy Fredericks was Right.

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“Don’t worry about that nozzle kid, cause we [won’t] do fires anymore.”

The No Fail Mission

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Nobody goes to the firehouse with the intention of getting hurt or dying.

Two Less Names, But Still Just as Dead

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You may hate me for talking about this subject, especially at this time, but if we were serious about our definitions, then it wouldn’t have been an issue in the first place.

9-11: What Does It Mean To You?

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They came to work and stared blankly at the lockers of their friends, knowing that those lost would never come back, but also knowing that not finding them was far too much of a burden to bear.

Misguided Anger

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Maybe some of us can’t handle the truth, that this is what is expected. Maybe some of us have lost focus and forgotten about “getting the baby!” Maybe it’s the kinder, softer-side of firefighting, that makes reality more harsh.

Rhetorical Lesson No.8:If We Did it 100 Years Ago, Is it Still Okay?

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100 years ago? Seriously? They must have had some damn fast horses and buggies back then.

The FDXL100……for real.

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From the first moment I put them on, it was as if I was wearing my favorite pair of sneakers.

A Loss Of Decorrum

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It’s true. Some of you simply cannot handle it.

Mount Up or Shut Up

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The grave for Captain Bowen hasn’t even been dug yet and the anonymous experts have already gone to work.

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