The full story behind Soldier|Firefighter was revealed in an article I wrote for the March-2012 edition of Fire-Rescue Magazine.This link to the story on FirefighterNation.com — the magazine’s online home — shares my belief that we have both an opportunity and an obligation to connect Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, Guardsmen and Coasties with the fire service as a way of welcoming them home and recognizing them for their sacrifices in protecting our nation and the nations our country protects.
Check it out and leave your comments here, on FirefighterNation.com or on Facebook. I’m hoping that this article’s debut in both the print and online edition of the magazine will spur interest from the military, the fire service and the general public in strengthening the bond between these brothers.
Our goal is to share the stories of those who wear both a fire helmet and a soldier’s helmet in serving both their country and their community.
I also hope it brings much needed attention to the veteran-friendly organizations I mentioned in the article, specifically: WNYHeroes.org; the Wounded Warrior Project, After the Parade and Services for the Underserved.
- Making the Citizen-Soldier-Firefighter Connection — Fire-Rescue Magazine – March 2012 – By: Tiger Schmittendorf:
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in a limited use reprint of this article or if you’re interested in strengthening the bond between these brothers in your community.