Originally posted on BringingBackBrotherhood
Surviving the Fire Service-a fire service adaptation of Rumsfield’s Rules
Attached is a few short points for us all to remember. Let’s start at the beginning of our fire service journey:
- 1) An honest self assessment: We must ask ourselves-Is it the right job for us?
We shouldn’t accept the job or stay in unless we have an understanding that this job requires humility, courage, and self-sacrifice.
Always under promise and over deliver. We will always be expected to give more than we think we are capable of.
- Servant hood: The role of a firefighter is one of service. The public trusts that on their worst day we will be at our best. Strive to maintain that trust by staying disciplined.
- The power of failure: When we make mistakes, learn from them, and let our failures build character and experience. It takes a lot of “Atta Boy’s!” to…
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