Our fellow Americans don’t care what firefighters look like when we show up. They want us to be effective in solving the problem, writes Bobby Halton.
Maybe to some cynical people, everything is relative and nothing moral is self-evident, but not in the lives of firefighters, says Bobby Halton.
When it comes to situations with a lot of unknowns, expect positions to shift, shift with them, and don’t forget who we are, writes Bobby Halton.
Much has been made recently of freedom of speech and "cancel culture" in the media and academy. Bobby Halton addresses how freedom of expression also affects firefighters.
How are we going to manage marijuana when it finally is legal nationwide as a recreational substance? Bobby Halton on the fire service aspects of marijuana legalization.
There are risks to firefighting, writes Bobby Halton, but there are rewards, too. By addressing the risks directly, we open up the path to those rewards.
Whether you are career or volunteer, our politics are all over the map. I might think your candidate choice stinks, but you are still my family.
No one in the fire service should be permitted to construct policy or procedure who has not ascended through every rank in that system, says Bobby Halton.
No new regulations or standards should be proposed or adopted that would put flammable gases into refrigeration systems until much more research, scenario planning, testing, and rational thought are done.
We can blame or we can learn from incidents where things went wrong, but we can’t do both. Read January's Editor's Opinion from Bobby Halton.