I was looking through some of my earlier posts today (I was trying to find one specific picture from the Academy), and I found myself having a damned good laugh while doing so. I had forgotten about some of these, but they're definitely keepers. Maybe you'll get a good chuckle out of them, too.
First Due: We're always trying to beat everyone else to the fire.
Flashover: It's just like that one firefighting movie! (Uh… sort of. Not really.)
Finally, Trust Your Team: What would a blog called "RaisingLadders" be without a post about a ladder?
Lots of people complain about how terrible the Academy was—"The Nightmare on Shepherd Parkway," if you will. But looking back, I realize that I had a lot of fun when I was there. Where else can you do job training that's anywhere near as cool? (It beats the hell out of a management training seminar.)
Besides, if not for the Academy, what in the *#$@ would I have had to write about in the first place?