Tag Archives: Firefighter Wife

Help Support Firefighter Families… it’s what holds us together!

On a mission to honor, strengthen and support first responder marriages and families. 24-7 Commitment offers a safe community, along with tools and resources designed specifically for the firefighting community. These include online communities, guided marriage support programs, local fire events, live workshops and commitment weekends for firefighters and their spouses.

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Yea, Firefighter Lives Matter Too

As firefighters, we see and do things on a daily basis that most people never will (and shouldn't have to). We see and do these things without hesitation yet there was no way we could have known or been prepared for the life we were about to devote and expose ourselves to.

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Catching up …..

Rhett and I will be speaking Friday morning but the bigger news there is that we will be following the keynote .... BOBBY HALTON! (yea FDIC attendees... THAT "Bobby Halton").

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Are you committed to the right things?

I've been saying it for years now.... if we can't take care of our own families, what would make us think we can take care of someone else's ... a complete strangers ... the same people we are sworn to protect and serve? Think about that for a minute.

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South Dakota to Indy! Where will The Fire Critic and I be next?

Just like last year, The Fire Critic and I will be having another "meet up". This year, we have teamed up with several other groups / organizations to make the event even bigger and better than last years! I know ... you don't know how that can be possible but TRUST ME .... you will NOT want to miss this event!! This year, we are calling it The 2014 Firefighter Turnout and you wont want to miss it!

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Turning Up the Heat at FDIC 2014!

It will be an evening of camaraderie, food, drink, music, giveaways, contests, thousands of dollars in fire service prizes, the chance to meet popular fire bloggers & personalities & more! We have obtained a large venue (location close to the convention center and will be announced soon) and will be sharing it with many of our closest friends, colleagues and fellow bloggers.

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Providing Mutual Aid

The term “Mutual Aid” is one we use within the Fire Service but it’s also pretty self ¬†explanatory. Mutual Aid is about opening a “network” of help (aid) between one another and that’s exactly what Rhett Fleitz (FireCritic.com) and I (along with MANY others) have been doing this past weekend. For Rhett and I, it started on Friday. We left ...

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You can't teach HEART!

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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