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Members of the fire and emergency services regularly respond to traumatic events and face a variety of daily stressors that can have lasting effects on their mental and emotional well-being. Tragically, some first responders do not receive the help that they need to adequately deal with these issues and decide to take their own life.
The National Volunteer Fire Council…Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on May 28, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments
My 2012 Memorial Day Poem http://bit.ly/9vrByo Thank you to all that have served and who are serving. God Bless #USAContinue
Added by Jeff Brown on May 28, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union Soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serviing in the United States Armed Forces. As a marker it typically marks the start of…Continue
Remember the brave soldiers who gave their lives
For our freedom,
God Bless them all these courageous
Men and women.
They fought on land,
Others at sea,
Sacrificing their lives for
You and me.
Schools and offices respect these heroes
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL WHO HAVE BIRTHDAY'S TODAY AND TOMORROW,
Added by Bob Allard on May 23, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments
I have been reading again,
How to successfully recruit volunteers, and that can be firefighters and EMS. We all need to know what makes your volunteers volunteer, is it the free Beer, food or other parties or is it a true volunteer , someone who wants to give back to their community. What do they like about your volunteer dept. or dislikes maybe, that why they joined another deptment. I know for sure here in my area you have to go throught a class called Firefighter 1 which is atleast…Continue
HAPPY MOTHER's DAY to all the mom's on here.
Added by Bob Allard on May 13, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
I am please to announce I have been invited to be a DELEGATE to the Fourth Annual National Summit on Critical Care Policy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on July 11, 2012.
Since its inception, the Roundtable, has made significant progress in its efforts to engage key Members of Congress and the…Continue
A few thoughts this month on some new gear I've been using:
Though I've probably personally tried every type of exercise equipment you've ever seen on the market, I'm very reluctant to recommend gear. I'm like that because I'm huge believer that attitude trumps gear every time when it comes to getting into top condition and staying there. Not that I don't think some stuff is effective, such as kettle bells and weight vests, to name just a couple. However I want people to…
An old proverb states, “Repetition is the mother of all learning.” That’s why we are again urging parents and caregivers of young children to take two simple steps to save a child’s life: store chemicals and medicines in their proper containers and out of the reach of children, and anchor furniture…Continue