Category Archives: Opinion

Game of Thrones – The Politics of the Fire Service

Advice from the NVFC While volunteers command much of the nations fire service, in highly populated areas they are losing ground to more politically savvy organized labor operations.  We have all heard the saying “Nature Abhors a Vacuum”. This commonly used phrase … Continue reading

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New Adventures Abound (Volunteering in the Community)

  In my new life (second time around) as a retiree I get to see life in a whole new way. I consider my new employer (Everyday Life) as an adventure because I see things I didn’t notice before when … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ALLIANCE, INC. – A Call to Action

It’s hard to believe that in 2013 I wrote about the decline of the Prince George’s County Volunteers and how that decline continues today. I guess no one heeded the “Call to Action.” The factors related to the decline are … Continue reading

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Are Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Responders Becoming Obselete in Prince George’s County, Maryland?

When I was hired in 1983 in the Prince George’s County Fire Department before graduating from recruit school I pulled up to the Fire Station to work for the first time. I saw the sign of the front of the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Fire Fighters – Help Wanted and Help Needed

The citizens in the State of Maryland are blessed to have a very large contingent of dedicated citizens who devote themselves to life saving acts everyday for no pay. Do the citizens ever think to check on the welfare and … Continue reading

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Majority Minority Jurisdictions Continue to Lose Citizens to Fire More Often In Maryland

Majority Minority population jurisdictions continue to lose citizens to fire more often in Maryland. The Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission and the State Fire Marshal continue to see trends that are disturbing as they search for ways to reduce fire … Continue reading

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Environmental Sensing – Most Businesses Are Vulnerable But Shouldn’t Be

Monitoring the environment for the most destructive forces that can ruin a business is simple and easy but most organizations don’t take the simplest steps to even prevent fires.  When you go to work look around to see if there are … Continue reading

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