The role, though thankless, is endlessly important.
These ‘golden oldies’ were my introduction to the non-stop action that is emergency services, and the life I have now
Just because we see these mistakes everywhere does not make them remotely true to life
If you recognize more than a few of the following traits in yourself, head over to headquarters and grab an application
Long ago, on a highway far, far away, a pickup truck was traveling more than twice the posted speed limit
It’s hard for us to celebrate merrily when we have just seen the tears of a child that we extricated from a vehicle collision
The uniform tries to hide all the problems, frustrations and disappointments we‘re feeling inside and project a clean, crisp, tough exterior
The ability to laugh does release chemicals that help you feel better, but laughter is only the beginning
To me, the true test of who you are as a firefighter comes after you get that badge
We shared some great experiences together and at times was my only friend out in the middle of nowhere New Mexico
The funny thing about the calls that shake us is that they also shape us
I would rather go into a fire with a poor test-taker who has more time on the job than me, than the guy who aced the test but hasn’t seen diddly
Visiting other firehouses can be fun and informative, but don’t be “that guy”
Why would anyone want into my nightmares?
They may never feel the heat of the fire, but they can feel our reactions