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Captain's Corner: Surviving and Thriving

By Michael HenniganIn a previous column, I asked: Why would anyone want to be an officer? The most common answer was “to make things better." I agree that is a very noble aspiration, but making things better means change, and it takes courage to even propose change in the fire service.In his 1960 Inaugural Address, the newly elected President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to “ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Allow me to paraphrase the late president: “Ask not what your department can do for you but what you can do for your department.I was recently reading through a fire service blog where firefighters, as ...

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