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Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich's Blog – April 2013 Archive (5)

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Note: I wasn’t going to post a blog until after FDIC, but then I watched BC Michael Walker’s address on livestream and it really struck a chord. He spoke to the very essence of what it is to call yourself “fireman”, the strong bond between firefighters and what our communities expect when they call us.…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 25, 2013 at 9:23am — 7 Comments

Who Fits the Profile?

Are you at your strongest when others may be at their weakest?

Do you study your enemy to find its weaknesses?

Do you practice your fighting skills until you can’t…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 19, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Our Darkest Hours Gives Rise to Brighter Days

God, how I miss the sweet innocence of days gone by.

Take me back to a time when, as kids, young brothers and sisters could walk to the neighborhood grocery store to buy penny candy and drink a 7-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola.…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 16, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Bull’s-eye: Targets of Violence

While doing research for this blog, I came across a couple of very interesting articles that I will provide the links for and I would encourage you to read them and perhaps, pass them along. They were very enlightening and take my thoughts to a wider spectrum when thinking about responses and pre-plans. They can be found at the end of this piece.

With yesterday’s (April 10, 2013) incident in…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 11, 2013 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

Same Old Song and Dance

Another cheating scandal; more missing funds. Will it ever end?

Disclaimer: The links were chosen at random and are not an indictment of the fire departments mentioned. The links are examples of what has been a growing problem in the nation’s fire service.

Firefighter cheaters.…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 4, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments

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