NEW YORK — A 6-year-old boy who was made an honorary New York City firefighter during his battle with cancer has been remembered at a solemn memorial service.
Little Liam Witt died Jan. 24 after enduring years of radiation and chemotherapy.
The firefighters of Ladder Co. 24 and Engine Co. 1 admired Liam’s fighting spirit. They gave him his own locker in their midtown Manhattan firehouse.
Dozens of firefighters… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on February 16, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Once again the news reports are of an accident caused from clear negligence and failure to follow basic protocol.
It is reported that individuals are being dismissed from their department because of an accident on a railroad crossing in Michigan involving a fire truck… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on February 3, 2011 at 12:00am —
I am a "man", ( a human being, a person, a member of the human race).
I have a presence, beliefs and possibly a soul (spirit). I am responsible for my words..actions and thoughts and must be mindful of the needs of my "family" ( everyone else). I must understand that I am not alone and so I must take responsibility for everything in this life without hesitation as it is a fact that together we prevail.... divided we fail.
To understand that everything I do, think and say will… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 19, 2011 at 10:30am —
Above is my truck before the accident
Below is… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 6, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Two Canadian girls die in a house fire in Surrey British Columbia and a Surrey Firefighter is burned over 30 percent of his body trying to save them. This Firefighter is a true and noble example of the dedication, determination and selflessness of the followers of the Knights of Saint John.
I am sad to know the girls died but I know it was not from a lack of trying on the part of all who attempted to rescue them.
We all need to be… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 1, 2010 at 3:19pm —
Your cell phone is in your pocket. He clutches the cross
hanging on his chain next to his dog tags. He knows he may not see
some of his buddies again.
You walk down the beach, staring at all
the pretty girls. He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents
and terrorists. He's told he will be held over an… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on November 13, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Fear and hate are, have been and always will be the "mind killers" that will consume all who choose to act before they think.
For every "right" that is afforded to any people under any social structure there are enormous responsibilities and duties that must be undertaken by everyone. No one has any "rights" unless they earn them.
America today is full of people who declare they have the… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on October 31, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I have just finished viewing the latest video from the 2009 - 2010 Memorial Service. What a pleasure to meet and talk with a dedicated man who travels all over promoting the memory of those who have fallen
Added by Dave Carruthers on October 12, 2010 at 11:10am —
This posting is a tribute to the Ottawa City Fire Chief John deHooge and all the Firefighters under his command.
September 10, 2010,
I visited the city of Ottawa to participate in the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial event on the upcoming Sunday to honor the brave, selfless and courageous public servants… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on September 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
FOR SALE or free to good home, one male adult.
High school graduate, has an unaccredited Bachelor's degree in personnel and resource management ( Warrant Officer United States NAVY), Associates degree in Fire Science Technology, Retired Lieutenant of a Volunteer Fire Department, Founder and President of the Nebraska State volunteer Firefighter's Foundation and most recently was retired as a… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on September 6, 2010 at 4:00pm —
In the current times of economic, social and political discord that divides us all, I have noticed that there is a commonality in tradition and protocol around the world in the Fire Service.
The following picture tutorial opens up the Japanese Firefighters world for all to see that some things stay the same no matter where you go in this world. I found this to be interesting and hope you will too.
Enjoy the ride!…
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 28, 2010 at 11:30am —
The Dalai Lama said :
"We can't say that all religions are the same, different religions have different views and fundamental differences. But it does not matter, as all religions are meant to help in bringing about a better world with better and happier human beings. On this level, I think that through different philosophical explanations and…
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 28, 2010 at 6:38am —
Fear and hate are the "mind killers". All that we hope for will be lost if we allow ourselves to be consumed or motivated by our fears and stumble into the dark and unproductive realm of hatred.
Revenge is an extension of hatred that will consume spiritual energy we need to produce positive results in working, playing, creating art and learning to love ourselves. If we can not truly love ourselves then we are lost. Once we are lost then the following words become our… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 15, 2010 at 12:00pm —
When the LORD was creating Firefighters it was into the sixth day when an angel appeared and said " you are doing a great amount of work on this,.. why?"
The LORD replied, "have you read the specifications on these people? Firefighters must be able to work for hours fighting fires or seeing to the needs of people that no one else would touch while putting all the circumstances of the… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 5, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Lately I have been feeling and seeing the pain in the hearts and eyes of many of us as we struggle through our day and it is obvious we are not getting enough of what we need to bring us to the place we all seek.
"Life is a state of mind" I was once told and so I try to share what I have learned with anyone who asks of me to do so. To selfishly guard and covet that which can heal, strengthen and enlighten others to me is unacceptable so I try to love and share with all who… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 26, 2010 at 12:11am —
To all who see this photo and know what it is I thank you for your service.
May the ghosts of…
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 12, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 12, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Lately I have been hearing the thunder from across the network about the term, title and use of the word HERO.
We who have made the choice to serve the public in so many ways from surgeons to girl and boy scouts are all HEROES as we give of ourselves without regard to the cost… Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 12, 2010 at 9:30am —
CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE EDITION OF COURAGE MAGAZINE THAT HAS AN ARTICLE ABOUT MY EFFORTS ON PAGE SIX.
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 12, 2010 at 8:30am —
Canada, September 13, 2009. Continue
I travel across state lines and country borders to attend tributes to the fallen Firefighters, EMS and Policeman of the world as it is my mission to bring attention to the cause recognizing the needs of departments everywhere to honor their fallen…
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 11, 2010 at 11:00pm —