FDIC 2013: Chief Halton on Fallen Firefighters and 'Service Culture'

'Final Honors' are reserved exclusively for men and women who are firefighters, law enforcement officers, and members of the military. They are in recognition not only of their service but also of their devotion to their oath to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States, our states' Constitution, and the laws of our communities. Final honors are the most eloquent display of respect from the people of a grateful nation. For the honoree, it represents a commitment to something greater than self. -- Robert Halton, Fire Engineering editor in chief and FDIC education director; 2013 Opening Ceremony & General Session "Every firefighter takes an oath of service; other ...

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