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The fourth edition of the First Due Blog Carnival asks how participants would hypothetically fill the role of Administrator of the United States Fire Administration. Participants also had to state your first year’s agenda and three priorities. So, hypothetically speaking, should the President hit me up on Facebook or Twitter, here is what I would attempt to deliver. (more…)
My contribution to the First Due Blog Carnival 3rd edition.
The latest edition of the First Due Blog Carnival asks contributors to share that one or two nuggets of information that changed the way you personally operate as a firefighter. My experience ranges from a rural setting to a Washington, D.C. suburb. What can be said that could help someone else? (more…)
My contribution to the First Due Carnival Blog second edition (Influential Fire Reports) involves two firefighter fatality reports. What may make mine different from others is that these two reports, and one book, have influenced the purpose I have in writing and in learning more about ‘firefighter behavior’. (more…)
The following article is my submission to the first edition of the First Due Blog Carnival. You can catch up on what this is over here. The edition’s subject is ‘I Am a Firefighter because…”, or in my case “I Was a Firefighter because…” since I had stopped after many years.
I literally grew up around a firehouse, in Salisbury, Maryland at an early age. My grandfather and father were both firefighters and some of my earliest childhood memories involve trips with one of them to the station to play while they talked with their friends. To explain the reasons why I joined, I have to start at that age of life. (more…)