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My 9/11 Story

With the 14th anniversary of 9/11 here I felt the need to tell my 9/11 story.

I signed up for the local volunteer fire department in June 2001. In July of 2001 I had to participate in the department’s physical agility test. The part that I hold close is that I was the last member of that department to have this fond memory. While climbing to the top of the 100 foot aerial stick I heard the operator’s voice speak on the speakers mounted at the top of the stick. After I…


Added by Dave McGlynn on September 11, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Fireman's Wife

A strong, good willed, open-minded, patient, listener but most importantly supporter walks into the room. This is a person with integrity, with values, a person who puts themselves second and lives to help and support others. No, I’m not talking about the Fireman, I’m talking about the Fireman’s wife.…


Added by Dave McGlynn on August 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tips to inspire new people for success

Far too many times do we lose focus on what our responsibility is as leaders or senior fireman. In today’s fire service we seem to be losing touch with what to teach our new people, how to teach our new people, or simply blame it on the fact that we don’t have enough time. There are many arguments that it’s a generational thing, and that “they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” As much as all that seems justified and there can be a great argument to support that, allow me to shed new light…


Added by Dave McGlynn on June 8, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Motivational Misfortune

Motivation…where is it, where did it go, was it ever even here? A lot of us as fireman like the idea of saying we’re motivated. In some cases that may be true. We’re motivated to go to a working fire, motivated to go on vacation, motivated to get up in…


Added by Dave McGlynn on May 31, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

PASSION: The six stages of the double edged sword.

Lets talk about a subject that I think some of us are either afraid of or aren…


Added by Dave McGlynn on May 26, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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