Respect, what does it mean to you? Do you feel it is owed to you or do you have to earn it? Do you want to earn it? Do you do what is needed to earn the respect you want, or do you just sit there, behind your desk, and shout orders? Do you really want to be in the position you are in or is it something that you feel was owed to you for your “years of service?”
Respect isn’t just about respecting each other. It is about respecting our profession. People have many different reasons for joining the fire service. No matter what your reason for joining may be, you must show respect to the profession.
To all who are reading this, let’s hear some feedback on what respect means to you. What was your reason for joining the fire service? Do you feel the same today as you did then? Some have gotten into the service and had a change of heart, maybe due to a bad call or the department in general. Either way we all have had something that sparked our interest in the fire service. Seeing a fire engine going down the road as a kid, being a second or third generation. All of us have something that sparked that little fire inside of us. Let’s hear what you guys have to say. Take care and stay safe.