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Firehouse Table Excerpt – "My Two Cents: Morale"

By FIREGROUND360° contributor Captain Matt Lemberg, Northampton MA

"When people ask me about my job, they always ask what the biggest problem that I see in the fire service.  My answer never waivers….morale.  There it is, I said it, a fire service four letter word, or is it?  Why is morale such an issue, after all, we have the best job on the planet.  We get to help people on a daily basis.  Low morale, however, is a huge problem facing both large and small departments.  It does not discriminate between career or volunteer, and if not dealt with, our profession, our passion, could just become another job."

Read more of "My Two Cents: Morale" this Monday at www.FIREGROUND360.com!