Early on, firefighting was different than the sophisticated technologically supported endeavor it is today. While first responders are now more knowledgeable, more sophisticated and more technically astute, much of the tradition and motivation of today stems from the actions of the brave souls who were armed with little more than a rubber coat, wooden ladder and usually a less than adequate stream of water. Based on this heritage and these traditions this not-for-profit organization was created to support areas of concern to all first responders and the those they serve.
There seems to be a disturbing trend in society that contradicts the norms and values of children and the public in general.
Five months ago, an article for Engine House 87 noted that truth and the humanization of society were no longer considered a virtue. We have become a society where reported news goes beyond being managed to fit a viewpoint to opinions that defy logic and critical thinking. A society where masks reduce identification and expression. A society where typical human interaction has become a socially distanced robotic process.