Fire Service Traditions and History

PRIDE AND OWNERSHIP: THE LOVE FOR THE JOB: MAKING IT ALL HAPPEN AND TAKING CARE OF NUMBER ONE

Issue 3 and Volume 158.

BY RICK LASKY For the past 10 months through this Pride and Ownership series, we have discussed again and again just how great this profession of ours is. The fire service! We started off back then by taking a look at our Mission and why we do what we do and what it’s all about. Then we got into the kind of person it takes to carry out our mission, that being the Firefighter and the devotion and commitment it takes from day one to be good at what we do. And we said if you don’t like it, if you’re not willing to take care of each other, defend our family, then GET OUT! We realized that to ensure that our firefighters could do what they needed to do and grow within their careers, we needed someone to guide them, mentor them, and build that path for success; we…

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