RING THE BELL

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Americans can be a divided, contentious, and unruly mob… until you slap us in the face with a common challenge. We are kind of like a big crazy combative family that loves and loathes each other – but nobody from the outside had better mess with one of us or you’ll get the wrath of ALL of us!
The current COVID-19 reality and challenges have given us more than a few knocks, but like Americans always do, we get up and continue the fight – always fighting. There are so many front-line first response warriors depicted on my modern and fiery Uncle Sam, but there are so many more to be recognized: from grocery and hardware store clerks, repair stations, transit and utilities workers, mail and package delivery personnel… the list goes on and on and on.
So here’s to you, America, and for everyone who is putting themselves at risk to keep this great nation grinding forward, and of course, fighting – always fighting!
God Bless America… and every nation on this earth!
STAY FIRED UP, and keep swinging!
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NEVER TOO CAUTIOUS

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Here’s a little levity in these strange and challenging days. However, the message holds true: you can never be too careful and protect yourself, your family, and your crew the best you can and don’t take your good health for granted.

STAY FIRED UP, and remember to smile when you can.

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COVER JUDGEMENT

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March Fire Engineering Magazine editorial cartoon: Cover Judgement.
 
There is so much more to know and learn about the people around us if you only take the time to dive deeper than their facade. Sometimes folks are very open with their personalities and stories, others take work and time to truly get to know their depths – but all are worth the effort.
 
STAY FIRED UP, and look beyond the cover.
 
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TWO-DAYS LEFT!

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Here’s to launching a new print just as a pandemic is declared! Ah, timing is everything.
 
However, when a Coronavirus gives you limes, you just keep drawing. So…
 
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! To help celebrate this year I have created a special edition of For The Love Of The Fight. What’s more, if ordered before March 17th, you will receive an 11×14″ signed print of my No Luck Needed cartoon.
 
FOR THE LOVE OF THE FIGHT – St. Patrick’s Edition
16×20″ Limited Edition of 100 Signed Prints
Receive an 11×14″ signed cartoon print FREE if ordered before March 17th.
 
Your order ships immediately and virus free!
 
ORDER PAGE LINK:
 
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, I will answer as quickly as I can.
 
Cheers,
Paul

FOR THE LOVE OF THE FIGHT

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Happy early St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! To help celebrate this year I have created a special edition of For The Love Of The Fight. What’s more, if ordered before March 17th, you will receive an 11×14″ signed print of my No Luck Needed cartoon.
 
FOR THE LOVE OF THE FIGHT – St. Patrick’s Edition
16×20″ Limited Edition of 100 Signed Prints
Receive an 11×14″ signed cartoon print FREE if ordered before March 17th.
Your order ships immediately!
 
ORDER HERE:
 
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, I will answer as quickly as I can.
 
Cheers
– Paul

NO CONNECTION

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NEW Fire Engineering​ blog post and cartoon: No Connection.

The kitchen table conversation has become a lost art in some firehouses, replaced with social media images and endless cat videos. Never underestimate the power of great conversation while breaking bread and sharing thoughts, stories, and ideas.

STAY FIRED UP, and put down the phone and talk…to real people. You might just be amazed at what you’ll learn.

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First Family First

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by Mike and Anne Gagliano 

Firefighters form very tight bonds with each other because of the unique nature of the job.  It is a paramilitary organization of shiftwork at a firehouse where firefighters eat together, sleep together, and sometimes die together.  They put their lives in each other’s hands becoming more than mere co-workers, but family.  A brother/sisterhood, they are like-minded, enthusiastic achievers that share a calling to save lives.  Because of this, the firehouse has an almost magnetic pull that at times can be more fun, exciting and appealing than the comparative ‘dullness’ of home. If so, the scale may tip, and the first family become second. If this imbalance occurs, jealousy will mount, and a once supportive spouse may come to deeply resent the fire service.

Remember that there will come a day when every firefighter hangs their coat on the hook for the last time. What a tragedy on that day to leave the firehouse and return to an empty home. Or to relationships that are a fraction of what they could have been if the first family had remained the priority.

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Get more relationship advice from Mike, Anne, and Paul with their 2020 Drawn by Relationship Calendar.

Order you copy here: https://fireengineeringbooks.com/relationships-by-fire-2020-calendar/


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