We Will Survive

Issue 5 and Volume 173.

Surviving the Fire Service is the title of a book some friends just released. The title implies an interesting way to look at what is arguably the most rewarding and satisfying career that anyone could ever possibly hope to have. The book takes a hard look at some of the risks, dangers, and concerns associated with being a firefighter. The purpose is to raise your awareness of those topics and arm you with the tools, the knowledge, and the awareness you need not only to survive but also to thrive as a member of the fire service. Firefighting is risky—always was and always will be. That is why we train, study, and pay attention. We accept and prepare for a certain level of risk, and we demand the same of one another. There is an old adage that goes something like this: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” That’s…

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