Climb for the Fallen – Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 for the NFFF Second Annual National Stair Climb at Citi Field in New York City. Details are HERE to register and to do a virtual climb if you can’t be in New York. Bill Carey, Online News/Blog Manager
A multi-story building was heavily damaged from what fire officials called a "significant explosion." Neighbors spoke of the explosion blowing out windows and feeling like an earthquake. (Portland Fire Rescue photo)
At every rank, at every level of supervision, we must recognize that this fact of overwhelming intensity produced by the current wildland fire environment is a condition that at times cannot be beaten-no matter what we commit to that mission.
There is no constitutional right to be a firefighter, and professionalism has nothing to do with pay status. If you want to be regarded by the public and your fellow firefighters as the “best of the best”-earn it.