If a certain word defines our identity and self-worth it is vital to know how we alter such word from its true definition.
We cannot change the fact the fires are going to happen and that the citizens that pay for us to protect them, expect us to do something about it.
Everyone went home so who the hell cares?
Maybe the fire service needs to stop being that parent who tells their child, ‘I’m going to count to three. One….two…three,’ and does nothing.
These guys have what I call “the drive”… they want the job so bad they can almost taste it and have kept themselves in good shape and a positive mental attitude.
“Battalion 2 to Communications, have the second engine bring their blitz line to side Charlie and start city police ASAP for crowd control.”
Let’s see what caliber of responses we get from ‘thinking firemen’.
The area of refuge only applies to truckies forcing apartment doors, correct?
“Don’t worry about that nozzle kid, cause we [won’t] do fires anymore.”
Is placing yourself at risk, or greater risk, an actual job requirement or is it merely suggestive, a part of a culture’s identity?