I am a firefighter, writer, and speaker.
I’m dedicated to teaching individuals to see the world through the eyes of firefighters.
Firefighters live in a different universe than most. Our vocation is consumed by fires, car crashes, births on the highway and deaths. We daily respond to help individuals dealing with, as HG Wells wrote, the primary and elemental necessities of life. We daily are taught that there is suffering, pain, generosity of spirit, fragility and immense courage.
This is a transformative experience.
What is transformed is how you see life and how you understand your reason for being here. I have learned from decades of hanging out with firefighters is that no matter how self-centered, materialistic and bombastic the world around us is, our life’s work distills down to three things:
"Be brave, be kind and fight fires."