A Hero’s Homecoming

Just four months into the war in Iraq, a Humvee was leading a convoy of soldiers between Ar Ramadi and Fallujah when an improvised explosive device exploded as the vehicle rolled over it. As the blast blew through the armor, Captain Josh Byers, 29, called out, “Sergeant, we’ve hit an IED. Keep moving forward!” The […]

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Don’t Ask Me That Question

It’s hard for someone who is not an emergency responder to understand what one truly is, what one truly does. It’s not always what it looks like, and civilians don’t know what they don’t know. J.C. is a career firefighter who is asked – again – about the worst thing he’s ever seen. His answer, posted on FireRescue1.com, […]

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New Beginnings

If you and a friend walk out into a field, each with a rifle, and one of you said, “I bet I’m a better shot than you. Let’s start shooting and see who can hit something.” Of course, that would be ridiculous, but don’t we often approach life exactly like that? Now, if you said […]

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Soles and Souls

Several years ago, young entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie founded his own company called TOMS Shoes. While competing on the second season of the TV show “The Amazing Race” with his sister in Argentina, he noticed a style of shoe there called “alpargata.” He started wearing these shoes while there. At the same time, as he went […]

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You Inspire Us

Country music super-group Lady Antebellum decided to put on a contest where they would give a free prom appearance to a winning high school. The small town of Henryville, Ind., had been devastated by a 175 mph twister that leveled the local high school. “Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the friends, even […]

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Moving On to the Next One

A recent story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looked at how some local firefighters coped with the psychological trauma of the job. The piece focuses on Lance Johnson and how he tries to compartmentalize his work so as to avoid taking it home with him. From FDIC.com, here is a list of some support and information […]

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