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By: John Spera
Being trusted that you can do your job when it counts is more important than being liked.
As firefighters, the responsibility before us is great, as we are given automatic trust the day we take the oath. It’s a trust…Continue
Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:30pm
By: John Spera
"The mind is the battleground. It is here that the future is told."
Goals are destined to be lost if the mindset to reach them is not built first. Our lives are a reflection of our mindset and have been built through our beliefs and perspectives of the world, to include ourselves in it. We have complete control over the mindset we choose to have on any given day—it’s up to us to create the…Continue
Posted on January 25, 2017 at 11:44am
Developing a Firefighter Workout
By: Jordan Ponder
Firefighter fitness is vital to our performance and longevity. It is the cornerstone to increasing our safety and a critical element to protecting firefighters. It’s a fact that can’t be overstated. The tragic trend of firefighter obesity, diabetes, hypertension and stroke can be positively impacted by implementing…Continue
Posted on December 7, 2016 at 6:00pm
Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths: Are we Missing the Big Picture?
By: Dan Kerrigan & John Spera
“The Shortest Route to Fewer Firefighter Deaths is through the Heart.”
-National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
When an operational fire service line-of-duty (LODD) death occurs, we give it…Continue
Posted on November 30, 2016 at 2:26pm