Buildings are disposable. Firefighters are not!
This guest editorial contribution is provided by Chief John Buckman III, Director of the Indiana State Fire Training and Certification System. Chief Buckman posted this piece on Facebook and, with his permission, it is being reposted here. The message is short and powerful.
Nick wants to talk to you about firefighter safety. His message is simply this: Buildings are disposable and firefighters are not.
Nick understands the job of a firefighter involves risk but he also realizes how valuable the firefighter is to their families and in many cases they are also a mommy or daddy to kids like him.
He wants every firefighter to understand the “Everyone Goes Home” saying is not something cool to say but it is a mindset that requires an adult to make a commitment to “risk nothing to save nothing”.
Remember, buildings are disposable, firefighters are not. Nick, like many other kids, does not want to grow up without grownups in his life to teach him the ropes.
John M. Buckman III, Director
Firefighter Training and Certification System
Explosive Technician Certification
EMS Training and Certification
Search and Rescue Training Center
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