Fire Service Traditions and History

PRIDE AND OWNERSHIP: THE LOVE FOR THE JOB — OUR TWO FAMILIES

Issue 9 and Volume 157.

By Rick Lasky The person WHO coined the phrase “Blood is thicker than water” to describe the closeness and loyalty that a “family” has obviously never got to experience the closeness and loyalty of the American fire service family. Granted, your family at home is going to rank higher when it comes to that way of thinking—and rightfully so—but the fire service family has to run a very close second. Nowhere does there exist another “family” or organization that has the closeness and love for one another that the American fire service has. I know “love” sounds mushy, but it’s true. Where else can you go to a place and see someone wearing a Maltese cross and not feel that closeness instantly? You know what I’m talking about. You’re traveling somewhere, at a wedding, a ball game, or whatever, and you start talking to someone and as soon as you…

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