I have attended Chief Laskey's class on at least 3 or 4 occasions. He has summed up in a book what most firefighters that I know have felt for years. Every so often we all need a little kick in the pants to remind us of what a great profession we have chosen. I am retired and now teach in the community college system in NC. I usually teach Intro to Fire Protection. Pride and Ownership is a mandatory read for my class. In April at the FDIC I bought the video. This semester I showed the video on the first day of class. I told my students that if they were not ready to go fight fire I would help them find a new career path. I can not say enough about the great things that Chief Laskey has written about. Chief, your book has touched hundreds of lives, all for the better.