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The Youth of FDIC …..

edited photos by M. Schimmel

We reminded them that beyond all the big red trucks, sirens etc was some of the latest technologies and innovations in the Fire Service (SCBAs, TICs, Turnout Gear etc). Technologies and innovations that THEY will be using when they enter our ranks. I think (and hope) they understood our message. THANKS AGAIN to Corey Breese for bringing them by

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Amazing Grace… FDIC 2014 was a HUGE success!

Photo by Matt Schimmel

They knew our "reach" and the trust many of you put into what we do and say so they elected us to represent you. It was an HONOR for us to work with these folks and even more so to be ale to introduce you to them. If you've never heard of Demers Ambulance, NOW YOU HAVE!

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You can't teach HEART!

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I've always said that all I need is a month or two in the same station and/or one working fire to know whether or not a probie (or non-probationary firefighter for that matter) "gets it". That quickly, I can determine if he or she has "heart".

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Climbing out ….

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I'll never get to make "those" calls again ... not to Jackson and it's killing me. This grief ... the depression.... it keeps knocking me down but I won't let it keep me here.

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The perfect gift …

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We are protective in nature (as firefighters and parents). Maybe too much so. For me, it's always boiled down to what I (we) do. Risking our lives, rescuing, providing comfort / care and shielding from harm people we don't even know. If I do that for a complete stranger, shouldn't I also do the same for my own daughters?

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The simplicity of Brotherhood

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Brotherhood doesn't have to be something huge. It's caring about and looking after one another. RESPECT for your fellow members. Pride in how you represent our profession. The Tradition of looking after and caring for our own and Honoring those who came before us, those beside us today and all who will follow.

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Buckle up!

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I really haven’t checked in with a “full” post since our 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Greenbelt, Md back on the 11th. I received a TON of e-mails, text messages and comments on the site from that¬†post ( I Cried )¬†… THANKS! I was hesitant to hit the “publish” button on that post. I had so much I wanted to ...

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