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Paul Combs's Blog – September 2014 Archive (4)

THE CHOSEN ONE



I am a firm believer in earning your place - starting from the bottom of the ladder, doing the less desirable jobs, while climbing to the roof. New firefighters must prove themselves in what seemingly matters little, and more experienced firefighters will notice - and in turn trust them with more important jobs. The old adage “shut up and listen” still holds true today…

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Added by Paul Combs on September 24, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

GOING NOWHERE FAST



Times, they are a changin'... whether it be tactics, strategy, equipment, technology, and/or knowledge. However, we must remember to respect and learn from the lessons of those who came before us and implement those lessons in our way forward. The future is built on the wisdom of our…

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Added by Paul Combs on September 15, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

343 And Counting...


"Never Forget" also means never forgetting all those we've lost since 9/11/01. It's 343 and counting...


Added by Paul Combs on September 11, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY





I could say many things about these cartoons and my personal experiences, but I am going to give this space up for a friend who is following the noble calling of helping firefighters save ourselves, so we may continue…

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Added by Paul Combs on September 9, 2014 at 6:52am — 2 Comments

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