“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 12, 2014 Shift safety officer falls through hole in floor into basement of vacant row house and dies from smoke inhalation – Maryland. Nov 12, 2002 Sudden cardiac death due […]
“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 11, 2013 Volunteer lieutenant suffers sudden cardiac death at fire station while doing fitness training – New York. Nov 11, 2012 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker crash en route to grass fire – Indiana. […]
“All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: An Indiana firefighter was struck killed at an accident scene in 2017. Another firefighter is charged in his death.
“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 09, 2008 Fire fighter trainee suffers sudden cardiac death during maze training – Virginia.
Starting tomorrow, I hope to have TheFireBrief back up each day. I have posts scheduled through 11/15/22 and should be able to knock off the rest of the month and get back on track in the next few days. It has been a journey. A phone call from Duke on 9/28/22, a new liver on […]
I received a new lease on life on September 29, 2022. The liver transplant team at Duke University Hospital removed my diseased liver and replaced it with a healthy one in a 10 hour operation. Because of the prayers of so many people all over the world together with the Grace of God my recovery […]
“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Colin Powell LODD: Major Incidents: History:
Leadership is possible in all different ways, and in all different areas of life. Whether it is with friends or family, I expect them to set a great example for me, and hopefully I will do the same for them. And that is all part of being a leader. – Steve Nash LODD: History:
My wife and I are on the road to Duke and hopefully a new liver and better health! There are posts scheduled until the end of September. Stay safe!
“It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Admiral Hyman G. Rickover LODD: History: