Dealing with a heavy heart this morning with the loss of two NW Ohio brothers. Prayers and thoughts for the families of the fallen and Toledo FD today.

I know I’ve used this image before, but it feels very appropriate to rework for this occasion.

RIP, brothers.

An Irish Gentleman

“An Irish Gentleman” is a new painting that I just completed yesterday. Had a blast with those chops – just couldn’t stop painting whiskers:)

L/E print and order information will be available later today. Make sure you are on my email list to be one of the first to get notified.

Thanks, everybody!

NEW Fire Engineering magazine cartoon – Cluck, Cluck, Cluck!

A Lot Of Clucking
When it comes to safety, sometimes we are no better than a group of chickens clucking, scratching, and scurrying about the barn yard! We say all the right things about safety, complain about the lack of safety, and will even criticize and chastise others when things go wrong – but are you courageous enough to stand up for what’s right when the time comes? Have you ever looked the other way because you didn’t want to call someone out or embarrass a buddy?

Perhaps it’s time to shut up and put up. Read, learn, and put safety measures into practice that will ensure, as best as we can, that we all go home without enjury. The fireground and apparatus operations will never be 100% risk free, but we can do a helluvah lot to increase our odds.

So, what’s it going to be? Are you going to take action or just cluck away?