Serving beyond their physical, mental and even emotional limits. Sleeping in the dirt or wherever they can find a spot untouched by the devastation of the unprecedented firestorm.
“The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you put in place. Be as aggressive in obtaining knowledge as you are in advancing an attack line.” – Chief John Tippett
“Fitness is an integral part of what we do and as an individual you are responsible for your own level of fitness. Not just passing the CPAT or whatever tests you want to pass. As you move forward in your career, you need to make it a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly part of your career.”
Fire departments across the United States gathered on this Memorial Day to honor our nation's armed forces. We also remember those of our own ranks, members of the fire service, who have lost their lives fighting fire, or who have passed away due to other circumstances.
Memorial Day was established
Dr. Carter started riding an ambulance as a junior in high school in 1964. In 1966, during the Vietnam war, he enlisted into the Air Force as an Air Force Fire Protection Specialist. He served in Alaska, the Philippians and Vietnam. When he was discharged from the military, he returned to New Je