We are known for our honor and respect in the Fire Service but we also have many bad traditions in the Fire Service and I am guilty of many of these myself. We as a service have to reinstill the pride and integrity that we were once known for and that I know is deep within each and every one of us. We are responsible for our own shortcomings and ignorances. We have to grow pass our shortsighted and narrowminded prejudices. If we really are a brother/sisterhood than let's start acting like one. We have to be more honorable and more openminded. We must rebuild our integrity with honesty and by always doing the right thing. Let's make the title of Firefighter ring with respect, fortitude, and pride. No more scandals. No more prejudices. No more sexism. No more racism. No more @#$%! I say this to myself first, but let's stop pointing fingers and take responsiblility for ourselves.