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Meet in the middle!

Many things are being discussed in our service today. My take on things is a mix I suppose you could say between sides of the fence that the Fire Service has created. We have the "Safety Sallies" in the blue corner and the "Aggressives" in the red corner. I did the groups in specific corners for a reason, if you figure it out wonderful, if not, sorry. Many issues are in the front of our minds right now. Searching of insert name of building type here, proper size hose lines,…


Added by Jeff Schwering on January 19, 2011 at 3:54pm — 23 Comments

Engaged and Ownership in today Fire Service

What do these two little words mean to you in your life? They have different meanings for all of us I’m sure, but, how much thought do we give to these words in our Professional lives as Firemen and as Brothers?

In our everyday lives we are engaged in sports, playing, coaching, watching, etc. We are engaged in our families, by being loving husband or wives, fathers or mothers, watching our children grow into well rounded adults. We own cars, houses, computers, cell phones, you name… Continue

Added by Jeff Schwering on October 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Are you a Veteran or a Dinosaur?

In our world, we are all Firefighters, regardless of race creed or color. We have sworn to protect and serve the citizens of our community. We all get on the big truck, regardless of color or gender, when the bell hits to do our job, but are you a veteran or a Dinosaur. This statement applies to every Firefighter, from probationary to retirement.

In my opinion, the major difference in defining a veteran or a dinosaur is quite simple. One word defines this difference and that is… Continue

Added by Jeff Schwering on May 21, 2010 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

The Ties That Bind! My next attempt guys have at it.


In the Fire service of today, we are faced with, ties that hold us and keep us, as a whole profession, from moving forward. While some of these ties can be broken, with a little effort, some can and have proven themselves difficult or even completely unbreakable. Many of us in the Fire Service are doing the best we can to move ahead, Cultural Changes in many specific areas of the Fire Service are in the process of taking place or are… Continue

Added by Jeff Schwering on May 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

How Safe Are we Really!? First Blog Brothers, be kind.

Recently, I have been doing a lot of thinking, since returning from the FDIC. We all know that can be a dangerous thing, but seriously everybody, in the Fire Service of today, “How safe are we really?”

We all know we can count on our Brothers and Sisters on the job, to cover our backs, but what about some of the people in this world, who are closest to us, who claim to be in our corner, come hell or high water.

The purpose of this article is to make all of us think about… Continue

Added by Jeff Schwering on May 6, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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