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ARE YOU A WARRIOR?  Are you a fire service warrior?

At a recent meeting of FOOLS International, Int'l President Eric Depoto sounded off about the FOOLS niche in the fire service.  He compared the FOOLS to some of our "less assertive" brothers on the job.  He made an analogy to the above scene from "300".  He compared the FOOLS to the Spartans; a passionate, well trained and focused group who are dedicated to their craft and never lose site of their mission versus the Athenians who fight when its absolutely necessary but would rather occupy their time with other unrelated tasks, resulting in mediocre performance in time of battle.  Sound familiar?  He closed by passionately encouraging us (the fire service at large and the FOOLS as missionaries) to  "BE THE WARRIOR".

Fire service warriors are true practitioners of their craft and thrive on sharing their passion and knowledge for the job with any and all who will listen.  They understand that every aspect of the job is equally as important.  The tougher the challenge, the more focused and determined they become.  Their unbridled "passion for the profession" is unmistakable.  They understand that trust and brotherhood are forged in sweat and soot.  Are you a Warrior?

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