Tag Archives: Honor

Owning the Job. Part II – Past, Present, and Future

To what do we owe the men who founded our department? The honor, respect, dignity, integrity, pride, tradition, loyalty, and brotherhood that created it? Why am I sitting here almost 125 years after the first fire department in Roanoke was created seeking ways to bring back the best of what it has been? What has been lost? Where can we find it?

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Owning the Job. Part I – Self Evaluation

Low morale, bad attitudes, lacking leadership, loss of traditions, lack of pride, no honor, too little integrity, loss of camaraderie, too little respect, no discipline...I could go on. Hopefully the building blocks are still there and I can help salvage the hull of what is a great fire department.

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