When you think of the word grit, what does it mean to you? Does it mean a salty story teller? Some dirty boots and gear? Is it a hardened soldier who fought for our country? To me it's all those things. It's also resilience, passion, empathy, and opportunity. Grit is something that each of us have. W e are not just brains that abide the rules and follow policy and procedures. Each of us bring strength and GRIT to every call, and all our life events. We take compassion with us to assist whoever needs us, whether it's taking care of family, assisting a troubled friend, or helping an elderly patient back into bed. This month I challenge you to be you. Let your success be where ever you write your name and "do right by those who put their faith in you."
Beyond the Gear is a informational place where firefighters and their families can read and take steps at living a healthier life. Healthy body starts with a healthy mind. I hope you enjoy.