Evansville Factory Fire

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Evansville firefighters found heavy fire through the roof of this unoccupied former manufacturing factory building. First due Captain declared a defensive operation and began setting up aerials and master stream devices surrounding the structure. The responding Chief requested a second alarm response.

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A drunk man in an Oldsmobile They said had run the light That caused the six-car pileup On 109 that night. When broken bodies lay about And blood was everywhere, The sirens screamed out eulogies, For death was in the air. A mother, trapped inside her car, Was heard above the noise; Her plaintive plea […]

Recognize People When They Do Good Things

Personnel need guidance. If you want to build positive discipline within your organization: set a good example; let the personnel know the standard to which they will be held accountable; be friendly; promote understanding and confidence; maintain firm and impartial control; take action when you have to, to maintain discipline. When behavior is unacceptable: identify […]

Don’t Listen to the Prairie Chickens

A boy found an eagle’s egg and he put it in the nest of a prairie chicken.  The eagle hatched and thought he was a chicken.  He grew up doing what prairie chickens do–scratching at the dirt for food and flying short distances with a noisy fluttering of wings.  It was a dreary life.  Gradually the […]

Give It The Best That You Have

Every day you change the world. Today will be no exception. At the end of this day, things will be different because of what you have done. You will have an impact. What kind of impact will it be? How will you make use of this power you have to change the world? There is […]

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The Puppy Size You will know precisely what this little girl is talking about at the end. “Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We’ve been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this,“ the mother told the volunteer. “What is it […]

More Notable Quotes

One thing is certain – he changed the face and the direction of the fire service forever. Gary Ludwig speaking about Chief James O. Page. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can – and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. Abraham Lincoln In memory […]

Quotable Quotes

The record of a generous life runs like a vine around the memory of  our dead, and every sweet unselfish act is now a perfumed flower — Robert G. Ingersoll Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry — Mark Twain We live in deeds, […]

Twelve Quotes Worth Quoting About Balance

1.         By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost 2.         Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard 3.       […]

Twelve Quotes Worth Quoting About Organizational Renewal

1.         There is no more powerful engine driving an organization toward excellence and long-range success than an attractive, worthwhile, achievable vision for the future, widely shared. – Burt Nanus 2.         Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a […]

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