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James Pribyl

James Pribyl is a captain with Turkey Creek Fire Rescue in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, and has served with the department for 5.5 years. He is also a retired Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3.

No matter the challenges that face you, you find a way to respond to those in need
“If you can stare down a hallway and look the devil in the face, surely you can walk into an office and talk to the chief”
A life of fetching coffee and listening to the nozzleman complain
‘My way’ is the only way to pack the hose – until it’s not
How would it really go if the songstress called in an emergency – of a broken heart?
We need to apply our fireground mayday training to our mental health and personal stressors
Embrace them and thank them, then get on the ball and teach them
A volunteer firefighter from North Carolina shares the ups and downs of a day in the life of a volunteer