The above photo says it ALL!!!!!! This job is dangerous but it is your job to make it less dangerous. We do this by wearing our PPE, training, acting proactive on the fire ground, making fitness a part of our lifestyle, and treating this job not as a job but as a life style.
We all chose to be here no one made us turn in that application to volunteer, or accept a job offer, so act accordingly. Even if your department is not what you think it should be you can still be the fireman you know you should be!
So do not wait, get out there and improve yourself today and everyday. As Bobby Halton said in his FDIC opening ceremonies speech, the fire service is about selfless service. The act of serving should be honor enough. We owe our families, our citizens, and our department to be the best we can be.
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!