“Why did you go?” a reporter asked. – Duty. Honor. Brotherhood. Need I say more?
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
The weather for fire department funerals in December in New England can be raining, snowing or bitterly cold.
You will recall that we called your attention to an article which reported on a USFA department chief speaking at the Volunteer Chief Officer Symposium.
Tom Brennan used to write that there are very few “always” and “nevers” in the Fire Service.
Nobody goes to the firehouse with the intention of getting hurt or dying.
You’re damned if you die and a hero if you don’t, right?
VSP will never save a firefighter that fails to wear his seatbelt, that drives like an Indy car racer, or eats his double cheeseburger on a jelly donut.
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.
Findings and recommendations from the investigations of seven line of duty deaths and an explosion at a commercial structure fire that injured seven firefighters.