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March JEMS editorial illustration.

We all have our frequent flyers, might as well have a little fun with them!

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BLISS

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As I post this the snow is coming down outside my studio window in big feather-like flakes and the cold is radiating through my double-pane windows. So much so that the triple-shot espresso that I am currently enjoying is doing little to warm my bones as I wait for the familiar sounds of spring training baseball broadcast to remind me that warmer days are around the corner. However, as my last few days have been shaped by Mother Nature’s intentions, this felt like the proper cartoon to post.
Think warm thoughts, my northern brothers and sisters – Spring is coming!

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Safety Illustration

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One of most enjoyable jobs that I do on a monthly basis is create safety posters for numerous corporations; I think of it as an extension of my firefighter life keeping people safe and injury free. This is one I created about wearing the proper footwear around work zones. I had a blast drawing the impending painful step – I cringe for him!

I’ll share more posters later…

 

 

THE RETIREMENT INEVITABILITY

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I have got a few more years of stretching hose and throwing ladders in front of me, but I’m sure this cartoon will be me when that time comes. Can’t imagine what it’s like to know you won’t be riding those big red rigs any longer – not sure I want to think about it. But for those of you who have served your years and shed sweat, blood, and tears, I say thank you for paving our way to a better fire service, and we accept the challenge to pave the way for the next generation.

Now, stop by the firehouse, let me pour you a cup of coffee so you can tell me some war-stories!

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DELUSIONAL CONTROL

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How tight do you hold before you lose control? Any horse rider or race car driver will tell you it’s a delicate balance between holding on tight enough to maintain control, but not so tight as to lose flexibility.

Lyrics by 38-Special may say it best “Just hold on loosely, but don’t let go. If you cling too tightly, you’re gonna lose control.”

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IT’S ABOUT THEM

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Being an instructor should NEVER be about you! You are there to share your knowledge and enlighten and educate the next generation of firefighters, not to boost your ego or career. I’m sure many of you could add to this list of good instructor traits – my hope is most of you embrace and embody these traits.

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THAT SINKING FEELING

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Most of you will recognize this illustration as one that I did for the fire service a few years ago – but I thought it was time to create a U.S. Military version.

There are many places you can call for assistance, but here’s one I can post to help you take that first step. Please, don’t let pride and other obstacles keep you from seeking help.

Military Helpline
http://militaryhelpline.org/
(888) 457-4838

 

 

VERBATIM VALIUM

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We’ve all been in this class, right? We’ve sat through the seemingly endless presentation where the instructor read every-single-word off the slide, and then moved to the next slide without adding any relevant information beyond what was written. It’s mind-numbing, it’s unproductive, and it only teaches students that you have no real knowledge on the subject and that it’s time to start sneaking peeks at their smart phones!

Slides can be a valuable teaching aid, but only an aid – it’s the instructor’s responsibility to have the ability to teach beyond the slide! Know your subject – know your student’s needs – and teach, not just present your topic.

Ask yourself, would you want to sit through your class?

 

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