Station Pride Articles
In the spotlight

Harnessing the Power of your Community

by Jon Marr in Blog

Building a community network to support your volunteer fire department.  For the career fire employees out there, it’s likely your fire department provides some level [...]

1 Comment

 

 

Latest Articles

  • Perfection

    July 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Vince Lombardi says “perfect practice, makes perfect”. As much as I love Vince, it’s almost hypocritical to call what he did, perfection. Lombardi failed to win 41 games during his career, great but not perfect. Perfection is a pipe dream, a misquote from ages ago. Perfection is a hoax, and the pressure of those expecting perfection, destroys the [...]
  • The Roman emperor Augustus is credited with inaugurating a corps of fire-fighting vigils in 24 BC. Known as the ‘Watchmen’ this was quite possibly the first ever organized unit of firefighters in the world. Their responsibilities? Fire prevention through regulations established by the Roman Empire. By the pre-industrial era most cities in the west had watchmen who [...]
  • Flags ‘n’ Such

    June 23, 2018 // 3 Comments

    Today, I’m writing about flags. Why not? Everyone else is doing it. We have flags on our apparatus and personal vehicles, flags on our uniforms and bunker gear. Some of us even have flags emblazoned on our hides. I love our flag. I love it symbolically and stylistically. Nothing beats the sights of a freshly-washed engine, busting ass down Main Street, USA, Old Glory [...]