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David Mellen
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Reno Township Fire Department
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Combination fire department

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The Curious Kid

During the invocation at this years FDIC, Father John Carney compared firefighters to children.  He went on to explain that the qualities shared among children and firefighters was to be trusting, dependant, resilient, honest, sometimes tackless, playful, and to have great imagination.  A firefighters quest for knowledge and…


Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:37pm

Caring enough to C.A.R.E.

Public safety and customer service go hand in hand.  As many of us know, our customers are the ones that keep us around.  Whether it’s a fire, vehicle accident, medical, or a public education event, we are here to serve our customers.  When I first became involved in the fire service I had a mentor who taught me an invaluable lesson.  No matter how bad your day is going when you respond to someone in need, their day is far worse.  That lesson has…


Posted on September 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The Perfect Storm


The term “A perfect storm” refers to a combination of events that contributes to the drastic aggravation of a situation. From severe weather to a seeming unfathomable chain of events, this phrase is widely used.


In the fire service,…


Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Losing the Faith

For most of us in the fire service this job is a calling. It’s not something we do, it’s something we are, [insert additional corny saying here].  The bottom line is that we have dedicated ourselves to this profession for whatever reason and agreed to the responsibilities of our job; to help those who require our services in their time of need.


But some, including myself, have at one point lost…


Posted on June 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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At 5:28am on June 14, 2011, Mike France said…
Morning Brother, got your message on Fb, if anything i owe you a thanks . Stay Safe
At 10:49am on November 16, 2010, Wayne Benner Jr said…
Brother Dave, Thanks for the request..
At 5:52pm on November 14, 2010, DALE G. PEKEL said…
Hello David,

Thanks for the invite Brother! - All the best to you and your Department.

Dale G. Pekel

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