Tag Archives: Roanoke Fire/EMS

There’s more to the job than badges and bugles ….

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What I'm most proud of though is that I was able to make an impact on the Department, it's members and the people we served. I wont go as far to say I left the Department better than I found it because it's such a different Department today and I'm not sure it's all "good". Let's just say that, like so many others before me; I made a difference (yea Mutter ...I know...LOL).

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“Dear Me” … A letter to myself as a 21 year old Firefighter

By Michael Dick

You've always given 100% to everything you do but I want to ask you to hold back on this one. Save a little for your family, the ones who love you and for yourself. You are still naive, yet full of life, humility and compassion. The job will demand these qualities from you but it will also strip you of them over time.... be careful of that.

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Firefighters and the Super Hero myth…

By Paul Combs

Firefighters all across this Country do EXTRAORDINARY things on a daily basis but we are NOT "supermen". Sometimes we may feel that way about ourselves and are often times viewed that way by the public but, I would suggest that if we wore that big, red and gold, "S" on our shirts it would mean so much more than "Super".

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Under Watchful Eyes and Capable Hands

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I also have a promise to keep. A BIG one. A promise to a man whom I looked up to and admired. A man whom I do not want to let down. A man who I hope to one day meet again where he can tell me that I met his expectations.

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50 Fires…

18th and Rorer 4-20-2008

"One of the things all of us here are impressed by is his knowledge in strategy and tactics and his uncanny ability to locate the seat of the fire and the fastest way to get to it."

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Yea, Firefighter Lives Matter Too

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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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