Hard times come and go but we
stick together because we're one big family, brothers. It doesn't matter where
your from or what color your bucket is, we're united as one. People depend on us
and depend on each other. We get through it and when the bell goes off, well
still get on the rig and go, even on our weakest days. We're firefighters, a
brotherhood of courageous people. Our apparatus roll with a full crew now,
unseen Hero's riding beside us, guiding us to where we need to go........
“ The Only Place Success Comes Before
Work Is In The Dictionary” - Vince Lombardi
"When you have
reached that point in your career where you know all there is to
know, QUIT -- before you or someone else becomes a statisic."
"Extinguishing the fire in most
cases solves the majority of problems" Chief Brunacini
Career Firefighters? Volunteer
Firefighters? Paid-On-Call Firefighters? We
have all seen great ones and clueless ones on all sides of this
labels mean nothing...it's all performance based.
can track packages, why can't we track firefighters just as easily
When fire is cried and danger is neigh,
"God and the firemen" is the people's cry;
But when 'tis out and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.
~Author unknown, from The Fireman's Journal, 18 Oct 1879
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." ~Aristotle
"Must be Ready today, While preparing
Thad Allen Commandant United States Coast
"Brotherhood above all else."
"Firefighting is a hazardous occupation; it is dangerous on the face
of it, tackling a burning building. The risks are plain....
Consequently, when a man becomes a fireman, his act of bravery has
already been accomplished."
~FDNY Chief Edward F. Crocker 1908
"Go easy, don't
panic, it's going to be okay."
Jim Petrone Sr.
"If everyone is thinking alike, then
somebody isn't thinking."
"No good decision was ever made in a
General George S. Patton
"Individual Commitment to a group
effort - that is what makes a team work" ~Vince Lombardi
Thought for the
day: "The first rule of firefighting is safety, so is the second
1. THE POSSIBILITY OF SUFFERING HARM OR LOSS; DANGER.
2. A FACTOR, THING, ELEMENT, OR COURSE INVOLVING UNCERTAIN DANGER, A
RISKED, RISK-ING, RISKS
1. TO EXPOSE TO A CHANCE OF LOSS OR DAMAGE; HAZARD.
2. TO INCURE THE RISK OF.
GAMBLE, CHANCE, RUSSIAN ROULETTE, SPECULATION, VENTURE, EXPERIMENT,
SHOT IN THE DARK, LEAP OF FAITH,
NOT USING A TRAINED RIT , LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY, NOT WEARING PROPER
PPE, NOT WEARING YOUR SEATBELT, FREELANCING, LACK OF TRAINING
IF YOU DON'T KNOW THAT YOU ARE SAFE, YOU MAY NOT BE...
"A certificate does not make you certified.
Attitude, performance, commitment to self and team;
These and a certificate make you certified."
Training so Important?????
There Is No Greater Influence Of Change In The Fire Service
Than A Line Of Duty Death.
Yet, There Is No Greater Tragedy Than That Of A Fallen Firefighter
Whose Death Prompted The Passage Of A Safety Policy Which May Have
Prevented His Death…..
"Your primary job (when riding the front seat) is proper size up,
quick report and appropriate initial leadership/tactics....it is NOT
just to blow the sirens, horns and scream on the radio....the safety
of your crew is #1...take "the front seat" seriously."
Chief Billy Goldfeder
popular belief, leaders are not born, they are made; and they
are made with hard work and determination”