You are neither a cowboy or a coward.  You are a firefighter.  That’s all those who you work with and your citizens expect of you. 

Local officials (including school boards and law enforcement) must look at each of the points in the report and determine where your community schools fit in and make the changes as applicable. 

Knowing more about the life experience and personal background of the firefighter riding in the jump seat behind you could mean the difference in how you approach and handle your next call for service. 

So, the challenge here is not just changing out technology that prevents fires but having that technology accepted by residents and property managers.  

To lead our men and women, our departments create promotional processes to seek out those among us who are the most technically competent individuals. These individuals must be capable of motivation and critical decision making and must meet our highest expectation—know your job.