I am a firefighting veteran.
For years, I have tried to explain the art of firefighting to people as they approach my home.
But it’s a task that I’ve struggled to do in the past.
In a way, I was doing it the wrong way.
The truth is, I’m a pretty bad firefighter.
I spent my career as a firefighter in California, in a very tough fire environment.
Firefighters don’t get to fight in hot climates or in cold ones.
The fires are usually in hot places and dry places.
I’m not a good fireman.
And yet, I kept doing it.
I learned a lot.
I also learned a huge amount about fire prevention.
Now, I want to share that experience with you.
First, a little history.
I am from Southern California, but I grew up in Ohio.
I was raised by my grandparents on the Upper West Side of New York City, which is one of the most densely populated areas of the United States.
I always loved the Upper East Side.
I liked the people, I liked all the buildings.
But I always liked to hang out in the Lower East Side, in Greenwich Village, and the Greenwich Village section.
I went to college in Greenwich, which was a neighborhood in the Upper South Side.
So, that’s where I grew and developed a love for Greenwich.
When I moved to the Upper North Side, my friends and I went down to the Lower North Side to hangout.
I used to drive down there in my truck and I’d hang out at the corner store and hang out there, and then I’d go out to the South Side and hangout at the neighborhood grocery store and then go to the neighborhood bar, and hangouts at the bar and hangers at the local coffee shop and hang around the neighborhood.
I’ve always liked the Upper Northwest section of Manhattan.
I still like it.
Then, I moved back to the North Side and moved into my parents’ house in the South, where I was born and raised.
My parents had lived there since I was about two years old.
My mom had worked in the White House.
She and I grew to be friends.
My dad, who was also a fireman, was a lawyer.
He worked in law enforcement.
And I was in the Army.
So my family has always been a little bit of a military family.
My mom and I would go up to the White Houses on weekends to watch the fireworks, which would be the end of the fireworks show.
My father would take us to the parade.
My mother would take me to the National Zoo.
My sister would take her to the zoo, too.
My cousins would take my sister to the movie theater and my cousins would go to Disney World.
My family is not the stereotypical family.
I think we’ve always been very conservative.
That’s not how I was brought up.
I grew out of that.
I didn’t go to a traditional school.
I just went to a public school.
So, I went into a fire department.
And it was not an athletic school.
My first job was as a firefighter.
I did some basic firefighting in the fire department, which I loved.
But then I moved on to more advanced firefighting, and I’ve been doing that ever since.
My job is firefighting and prevention.
Fire prevention is the first line of defense against fires, so I am very much interested in firefighting.
In addition to firefighting I’ve worked in medical care.
I worked in a nursing home and I did a lot of rehabilitation for patients.
My brother-in-law, who is a fire fighter, is a firefighter and a certified nurse anesthetist.
He is also an emergency medical technician.
He has worked in fire departments in several states.
I trained with him when I was a firefighter, and he trained me.
So I got a tremendous amount of training in fire safety, and also in prevention.
It is not just about fighting fires.
It’s about making sure that your home is safe, your family is safe.
That’s what I do.
You’re in a position of authority, a very powerful position, and you’re working with a team of people who are all fire protection experts.
How do you get people to understand the fire safety side of fire prevention?
It’s important to get them to understand that it’s not just the fire protection side.
For example, when I started working as a volunteer firefighter, I didn`t know how to go to work in a fire environment, because we didn`ve ever had to do that.
So we used to do things that we normally wouldn`t do.
We’d go into a building and go, “We`ve never done that.
We haven`t ever done that before.”
I would say, “Well, I don`t understand that.