By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor Every year I read the stories about our fallen brothers and sisters and it's amazing how different their backgrounds and experiences are, yet they are all bound together by their courage, commitment and ultimately their sacrifice. Beyond the important purpose of honoring our fallen comrades and helping their survivors begin the healing process, this annual memorial service offers all of us the opportunity to reflect on our own service.Preventing LODDs
So how did the first epside of "Chicago Fire" fare? The premiere showed its good and bad, but only time can say which will dominate. Here are my thoughts on television's latest foray into the career of firefighting. Reality versus fiction
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Whenever I do a presentation about changing fire service culture, I inevitably get some pushback. "You can't change the fire service," they say. "Tradition is too strong, and that tradition is important. Fire service culture is what it is." Why it's not