Over the past 16 months, I’ve experienced much with many of you. I’ve experienced the joy of visiting families in the hospital as they’ve welcomed a new life into this world. I’ve visited families who are journeying through the illness of a loved one. I’ve had the honor of helping celebrate the lives of ones who passed. Through all of these experiences, I’ve also had the opportunity to reflect on my own readings, the comments of colleagues and friends and the observations of firefighters and EMS people I’ve interacted with. I was touched, although not surprised, by the depth and breadth of love and support I saw for our colleagues.
With my religious tradition being Orthodox and my imagination in full stride, it also got me thinking about the number of recruiting poster figures the fire departmentRead more