Firefighting, Leadership

Firefighter Family Tragedy and Loss

Issue 3 and Volume 170.

By Jeremy Hurd When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, you will hear fantastic, limitless dreams: They want to be a professional athlete, the President of the United States, a doctor, a teacher, a police officer, an astronaut, a zoo keeper, a veterinarian, and maybe even a firefighter. Regardless of what they dream of being, they are focused on the positives of that job and the endless possibilities lying before them. You might be thinking right now, “I remember when I felt that way about this job or the career I’m in.” Why does the attitude regarding endless possibilities die with adults? Do you ever wish you had the outlook of a child? The reality for adults is that the job we have has its own set of challenges and obstacles. The professional athlete finds out about the hard work needed to maintain a…

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