When did this happen? A training fire, a fireman or maybe more get burned and we laugh at them. Is this what our profession has come to? Let's build the fire hotter, burn Brothers, beat them down, then gossip and ridicule and point fingers at one another. We are truely our own worst enemy. We wonder why the politicians are having a field day. We seem to be working harder not smarter. Thoughts??
Brother , this is the Fire Service we are in , It's about me , Not We. . Who can we push out the door to make room for Me . It's all around .
-I think its a reflection of our current self centered, self interested, self absorbed society and not unique to the fire service. Here is a barometer I use; listen to someone order in a restaurant. Do they ask for food and drink or demand it. "Give me, I want, I'll have, bring me", or... "may I have"? How often do they use the words "please" and "thank you"? Want to hear it in a more specific fire service conversation? Listen to which fireman is constantly talking about and scheming over who is going to or should retire because he is on a promotional list that might expire.
-People no longer know how to or even care to interact properly with others. They don'y like to be ordered around or to have to do for others (serve) yet this is the very thing they in fact do to others.
-What the current populace of the fire service has forgotten or has failed to learn, is that the fire service is first and foremost a service industry based on doing for others and giving of oneself to others for their exclusive benefit at our expense.