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 is contradictory to the norms and values of first responders and the public in general.
We are experiencing a society where truth is no longer considered a virtue. It is becoming a society where manufactured news goes beyond being managed to fit a viewpoint to where news defies logic and critical thinking. With the sanitation of our physical environment, our emotional environment is changing as well. As an adult, we rationalize the events and demands being put upon us by the Corona Virus. Children have not developed coping skills to the same level, and to them, it appears that the sky is falling.