As we all know, it has become fashionable to attack fire departments and firefighters. I wrote about this in my September 2010 column, headlined “Firefighters – From Heroes to Zeros,” and while it may be in vogue to attack firefighters and fire departments by some who are focused on...
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The rhetoric that came out of the Santa Clara grand jury is almost to be expected these days. I do not see any of this letting up in the foreseeable future. Firefighters must maintain professionalism as we do our jobs. And when those bashers call 911 and want to see us standing outside their doors when they hang up the phone, maybe they will realize the error of their ways.