Back Where I Came From

           Good afternoon from the Jumpseat.  Today I am writing a post conference wrap up from FDIC 2012 reflecting on the blessings that I have received in my life.  First, and foremost, is the loving support of a wonderful family.  My wife has supported me in all my adventures more than anyone could ever understand.  She is my rock and English translator…..
While in Indianapolis I had the opportunity to meet some of the “Icon’s” of the fire service.  As I found myself talking to the folks that write the text books, I couldn’t help but reflect on the journey to this point.  From a snot-nosed new firefighter showing up at the 24 house to a guy given a chance to meet these leaders I feel humbled beyond belief.  Knowing that you, the reader, take time to read the “views”is an even larger honor and privilege.
As the views from the jumpseat continue to grow I have no idea where this new journey will lead. I will always be thankful to my mentors and leaders who brought me into the fire service community.  I would like to send a HUGE shout out to the station 24 members today and wish them continued safety for the future.  I will always stand proud to say that I started with the boys from 24…..
245 Enroute to a bright Future.. 
welcome to the jumpseat!