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Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s Blog – September 2015 Archive (3)

Mission Critical...

The Sunday Preach:

"ONE MISSION AND ONE MISSION ONLY" "A key foundation to doing our job since the inception of the fire service is the establishment and delivery of water." (Chapter 16 'Where is My Water' - pg. 167)

Water on Fire = No more Fire

...and this my friends, is good for everyone

So, while Engine may have over the generations changed color, shape and size and have more bells and whistles…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on September 27, 2015 at 10:41am — No Comments

A Keen Eye

A Keen Eye

"Remember that we are all in this together. We must consistently watch out for each other. Only a firefighter truly knows what it is like to be a firefighter... When things go wrong, only more firefighters like us are coming in after us." (pg. xi)

The application of these few sentences speak volumes on several fronts. For one, they do not only just pertain to just the fireground. While we know that the fire floor can be extremely…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on September 13, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

September 11, 2015 ~ 'The Gold Standard'


Fourteen years.


This week will mark the 14th anniversary of September 11th 2001, an anniversary that some say has been forgotten by society at large. While certainly there are exceptions, perhaps it is largely because many do not have a personal ‘tie-in’ to the events that shook places like Shanksville, Arlington, and New York City.

Yet, it remains unforgettable by some, especially to those in our line of work… it is a date that lives…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on September 10, 2015 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

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