Thanks for giving us this, Bill.
I'd be curious to know what their burn-out rate is and what FDNY/EMS burnout rate is across the board. For example, how many FDNY/EMS transition into hospital or other in-patient/out-patient service that's less emotionally draining.
I also wonder, with many...
As usual, you stated this beautifully, Bill. Thank you for stating so eloquently what I'm positive so many of The Site's members feel.
(Despite what many people say about you, we all appreciate you!!!) ;)
Many thanks for that, Chief. Perhaps you might invite him to join The Site. I'm sure he'd make some great contributions from the wide perspectives of NYC FP and Vermont VFDs. Perhaps he might be willing to share some of his fire imageries.
I don't remember hearing about your third paragraph, Bill (other than the Honorary Chief designation), but I remember the other facts you mention. If he's still active, per Ed Pospicil might be invited to join The Site. Thanks for posting this.
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I wonder if the Feds or locals might use these units at the west coast wildfires. I understand the water supply issues, but surely those can be overcome. After all, we're Americans and we can damn well overcome any problems!
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