If you always look out for your co-workers through the beginning as a firefighter and push for what is right, it becomes just that much easier as an officer.
Don’t be that fireman who has forgotten why he is in the firehouse.
The organization’s mission is more important than the YOUR free speech.
What if the next time the video is of your fire department, and you must explain your actions?
It is good to have people who follow you and will give you honest feedback if they don’t understand what you have posted.
Those who struggle fail to invest in changing the behaviors that hold them back from success.
As a profession, we need to make allowance for failures because if we don’t, we are creating an environment that will promote inaction.
If we aren’t critical about ourselves, no one will be until there’s a loss of civilian lives, a catastrophic fire, or even a line-of-duty death.
You are the place your community thinks of when looking for information on their car seats. They would much rather come to your firehouse than any other choice available.
The aspiring officer has to be willing to step up, and the department has to serve as the guardian or mentor.