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    Unhappy Sixteen years ago today

    Early on December 11, 1986, a classmate of mine and his younger sister died in a fire at their home in Mt. Eden, Kentucky. We were in the 7th grade.

    Robert's memory, and his family's loss, come back to me every time I get frustrated with this very challenging business we call the fire service. It is the desire to prevent more tragedies like this that pulls me off the ropes and back into the ring.

    Let us remember that there could be a Robert and Stacy in our towns tonight, and let us not rest on the laurels of "good enough" when we can be much more. Let us never lose sight that we are the only line of defense against countless tragedies just like this.

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    Default Re: Sixteen years ago today

    Originally posted by EastKyFF
    let us not rest on the laurels of "good enough" when we can be much more
    Excellent. All of us can take a little more pride in what we do, so that we never settle for "good enough."

    Thanks for the great reminder EastKy.

    Stay Safe

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    EastKyFF, you could not have said it any better.

    Stay safe

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    good enough is never enough
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    You're absolutely right, we can never have enough training, and when we think that we are good enough, or do not need any more training, then it is time for us to get out of this profession. We should never be satisfied with where we are, we should always be striving to be better in all that we do.

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