–About the BSRC
-BSRC on Facebook
Rules of the Black Sheep
1 – Don’t be a dick.
2 – The only “wrong” method is the one that doesn’t work.
3 – Do good work.
4 – Question everything.
5 – “You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain.” -Miyamoto Musashi
7 – Don’t take things personally, except for tools. (B. Brush)
15 – Change for the better is encouraged, but change for the sake of change should be avoided.
16 – “Learn it right and you’ll do it right for the rest of your life; learn it wrong and you’ll spend the rest of your life trying to get it right” -Sgt. S. Prazenka
20 – There will be coffee.
22 – “Progress comes to those who train and train; secret techniques will get you nowhere.” -Morihei Ueshiba
24 – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle
27 – Officers don’t have to be the smartest on the rig. They just have to be the leader.
28 – There is no direct correlation between years of service and experience.
The BSRC has a chapter in any department where individuals are dedicated to mastering the craft of the fire service. However, this map shows the locations where BSRC decals have actually been sent. Locations are based off of the city listed in the mailing address, rather than the location of the actual fire department.
Rule #16 – People don’t shoot holes in boats they are riding in! Engage your crew.
Rule #1, the primary role of old firefighters is to teach young firefighter how to become old firefighters.