Overcoming Adversity: A Fire Service Tradition

It has been difficult recently to focus on anything on the national political stage other than what is going on in Washington, DC, regarding the budget and related fiscal and policy issues. Many who support members of Congress on both sides of the aisle...


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Our government could take a lesson from the way a diverse group from throughout the fire service – and outside as well – came together and quickly solved a boatload of problems. They overcame adversity, in the fire service tradition. We should be proud of all who were involved and grateful for their commitment to our fallen firefighters and the survivors.