Yes, these are all real life head-lines inspired from this past year! As if public relations wasn't hard enough, we invite this mayhem into our lives and firehouses with our own actions. Trust me, after years in the news industry I can tell you that a head-line speaks volumes towards public perception (after all, who reads or listens to the story, right?).…Continue
Apparently, it has become our mission as grandparents to provide our grandson with the Christmas season’s hottest toy.
Many of you will remember the great Zhu-Zhu shortage of…Continue
Direct from IAFF Chicago Local 2 Funeral Information
On behalf of the Brothers and Sisters of Local 2, we would like to thank everyone from around the country on their overwhelming support and condolences during this tragic time.
Arrangement for FF Edward J. Stringer are as…Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on December 24, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Did you feel that this morning?
Don’t by coy.
The tones dropped and you didn’t make the call. Before the first truck could announce “in service”, you were already fabricating your excuse.
But, we know what’s going on, don’t we?
That adrenaline rush that once propelled us to “firefighter of the year” is only a gooey mess of poor descriptions of what is now poor performance.
There was a time not so long ago that you felt like your little village needed…Continue
There are times when regardless of the possible consequences you have to take a stand if you don’t you can’t look yourself in the mirror. I hope those who find this offensive will remember it is an opinion they are entitled to theirs. There are problems with the 911 memorial all due to an overly politically correct mindset which is dominating our political landscape. Well I know they (the directors of the memorial and museum) have nothing but the best intentions but in my opinion they are…Continue
Leaders: Why should we expect to retain the quality people we have if we don't give them a reason to stay? Your people are your most valued asset - train them, motivate them, and give them the gift of fulfillment that only the fire service can give! If not, then don't be surprised when…Continue
Your Opportunity to Recognize a Hero
There can be no better way to memorialize the memory of a great man than to recognize others who remind us of that man's character, integrity and dignity. With that thought in mind I am asking everyone in the fire engineering…Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on December 9, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Note: Chief Mark Wessel of Keokuk, IA Fire Department is to the left. I am to the right.
December, 1999 delivered a major blow to our brotherhood of firefighters.…Continue