Firefighters: "Do the Right Thing"
So what does that mean? How do you go about practicing that “right thing” attitude that you’ll need in emergencies? In its simplest form, it means that when you see something that needs to be done, you do it yourself, and you do it now. Parents need help moving furniture? Drive over and lend a hand. Wife has a headache? Have her lie down while you fix dinner. Grandma’s grass is getting long? Mow it. Neighbor’s dog running away? Chase it. I could go on with examples all day, but you get the idea.
Being a firefighter is more than getting dressed fast and knocking down the fire. I know now that when I run my first call as a probationary firefighter, I’ll be expected to be in the habit of doing the right thing all the time.
So, that means I start practicing now.