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Paul Combs's Blog – July 2019 Archive (4)

BAD DAYS!



Because bad things still happen. Train hard on tactics, techniques, building construction, the science of fire behavior... but be prepared as you can for when it all goes south. As Chief Jim Crawford says, "No one is coming to save us, but us!"



Look at it this way, we have health insurance even though we try to eat healthy and stay fit, we…

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Added by Paul Combs on July 31, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

HARD LESSON TO LEARN



In the world of firehouse life there are a select few who have elevated the art of complaining to Mount Everest proportions. In fact, they are so skilled at whining and grumbling that they most certainly could win Gold if there was ever a Gripe Olympics! What's worse, it's remarkably easy to be pulled down into their pit of despair and backstabbing -…

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Added by Paul Combs on July 17, 2019 at 7:54am — No Comments

ME, ME, ME... oh, and ME!



No one gets where they are alone! However, you would never know this by the actions and words of some. Humility goes a long, long, way!



STAY FIRED UP, and stay humble!

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Added by Paul Combs on July 12, 2019 at 3:04pm — No Comments

YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT?!



As an officer, I put a ton of pressure on myself to be wiser, smarter, and more experienced than I was yesterday - to lead by example. Unfortunately, all this studying, training, and preparing can take up much of your free time during the course of the day and it's all too easy to say "I'll workout tomorrow." When tomorrow comes, well, you do it again.…

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Added by Paul Combs on July 2, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments

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