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The following article is a reprint from the June-2009 edition of Fire-Rescue magazine. It is also a companion piece to my blog titled: Clean the Litterbox.

I recently attended a seminar on preparation for line-of-duty deaths and firefighter funerals. If you’ve ever read one of my blogs here or at FirefighterNation.com, you know that I have very strong feelings about firefighter deaths.

But, for the first time, the subject really hit home with me. While it’s important to plan that stuff, if we really think about it, doesn’t the need for proper funeral planning only further acknowledge our acceptance of failure in protecting our own from the risks we face?

Too often we focus more time, energy and attention on those types of activities instead of the things

Tiger Schmittendorf

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Wow. What a great experience and a great re-telling of what took place. I'm happy to have had a small, supporting role.
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Erica
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Tiger I just wanted to say thank you again, your write up of the event is beautiful. It was such an amazingly awesome day for me. I agree yesterday was just a wonderful day of destiny and gratitude. I hope you and everyone you work with knows how important they are to so many people.…
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