Their concern for the program and the young people who are placed in their care is obvious. These folks lead by example and work to build a solid team. As I watched the passing parade from my train window while leaving Florida, I paused for a moment to say a prayer for the folks at the circus and for all of you in the fire service.
Danger is our business and the only solid antidotes for death and injury are training, teamwork, and a deep and abiding concern for safety. Please try to dispense equal doses of each in the coming months and years of your fire service career. I would expect nothing less from a real leader.