I recently made the difficult, but I believe correct, decision to leave my fire department. Difficult because I saw my mandate there as do-able and important. Hard, but do-able. That mandate was to meld five older departments into one, with the eventual one being up to date with current
In the landscape of our lives, there exists a terrain that we often neglect—the realm of blind spots. Self-reflection to acknowledge our personal blind spot requires a bit of courage and vulnerability as we examine our behaviors and confront the reality, that yes, we have a blind spot.
On a cold January morning, we were dispatched for a report of an unconscious male, not breathing, with CPR in progress. My crew of three, including myself, arrived on location alongside the BLS unit and immediately began gathering the necessary equipment. It wasn’t until we approached the front door
I recently was fortunate enough to attend the 2nd U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control. Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell assembled an outstanding and impressive group of individuals that are extremely passionate about the fire service. They were tasked a year ago to p
Amidst the chaos and uncertainty that often surrounds us, there exists a beautiful and purposeful process that is the backbone of success. Strategic planning carries the potential to transform dreams into reality, to breathe life into aspirations, and to chart a course towards a brighter future. But