There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. – John F. Kennedy LODD’s: Another day without a NIOSH LODD report! But again, there are several reported by Firefighterclosecalls.com for this date.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt LODD’s: Nov 29, 1988 – 6 Kansas City Firefighters are killed in a early morning explosion at a construction site. […]
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln Are your mind, body and equipment sharp? LODD’s: Nov 28, 2005 Career fire fighter dies after engine he was driving collides with a tractor trailer – Alabama.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. – Thomas Jefferson LODD’s: NIOSH doesn’t show any LODD’s on its list of reports for November 27, but Firefighterclosecalls.com has reports of 10 dating back to 1860!
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. – Harry S Truman LODD’s: Nov 26, 1997 Volunteer fire fighter has a cardiac arrest and dies at the scene of a commercial structure fire – Pennsylvania.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. – Dwight D. Eisenhower LODD’s: Nov 25, 2002 Structural collapse at an auto parts store fire claims the lives of one […]
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson Willie has it right! I have made it a point to say prayers of thanks each night during my bedtime prayers. Even when I my health was at its worst, I said prayers of thanks and I know that helped keep […]
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – George Washington LODD’s: Nov 23, 2006 Career fire fighter injured during rapid fire progression in an abandoned structure dies six days later – Georgia.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. – Benjamin Franklin LODD’s: Nov 22, 2005 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker rollover crash – Texas.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. – Colin Powell LODD’s: Nov 21, 2007 Fire fighter suffers sudden cardiac death […]