A hike in someone else’s boots

  DISCLAIMER: There is a healthy amount of cussing strewn throughout this post, consider yourselves warned.  The fire season was here once again and I had taken a temporary detail away from my job on the rappel crew to work at the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) as part of the Heat Stress Study … Continue reading A hike in someone else’s boots

10 Ways Firefighting Prepped me for Parenthood

On a regular basis I find myself noticing similarities between fighting fire and being a parent. These are the top 10 that spring to mind.   1. Being a Rookie As a rookie in fire you have no idea what the hell is going on. You think you have prepared yourself in all the right … Continue reading 10 Ways Firefighting Prepped me for Parenthood

Unconditional Love Anyone?

We’ve all heard this term get tousled around our entire lives. “I love you unconditionally”. I dare say that statement cannot be truthfully uttered unless that person is a parent. Not that the person is lying if they aren’t a parent, it’s just that there is no possible way to grasp this concept without raising … Continue reading Unconditional Love Anyone?