On November 12th, 2014, Derek Block was riding backwards on Engine 15 when they were dispatched on a working house fire. This busy company had been Blocks home for the last 10 years. The crew was a very talented and experienced group of hard chargers and together they had fought many fires. But on every incident the enemy gets a vote; and this fire, in a small, vacant house, was no exception.
In episode 32 Block shares with us the events that transpired in that fire fight, the injuries he sustained and the rigor of his challenging recovery. Block fought the fire the way he had been trained. He set up his attack in a way that had garnered victory countless time before, however, on this day the fire did not relent.
According to the psychologist Carl Jung “The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire”. I would submit to you that Block has “walked through the fire” better than most. There is so much to be learned from Block’s experience and insight; I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.___________________________________________________________________________
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